Alexander Cosponsors Rubio Bill to Repeal Mandate in New Health Care Law and Restore “Religious Conscience” Protections

Posted on February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his cosponsorship of legislation introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which would repeal a mandate in the new health care law that requires religious institutions to offer employees reproductive services that violate the institutions’ religious tenets:

“Requiring our nation’s religious institutions to defy the basic tenets of their faiths shows a disturbing disregard for the Constitution’s protections of religious freedom.”

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