We just sent out the following media statement as the U.S. Supreme Court considers today two cases that could redefine religious freedom in America:
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller had this to say about today’s Supreme Court hearing in the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius cases, which deal with the requirement that employer-provided health insurance include coverage for birth control:
“Today some are trying to redefine religious liberty in America to mean the freedom of employers to impose their religious beliefs on the personal decisions that their workers make. This radical view would subject all workers, regardless of their own deeply held personal beliefs, to their boss’s religious dictates. And if successful, these lawsuits would make it harder for women to make their own decisions about whether and when to have children.”
A February 2013 statewide poll for the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund found that 56 percent of registered voters in Texas oppose allowing employers to deny their workers insurance coverage for birth control.