Religious Freedom Wins: Governor signs HB 2625
Law protects religious employers from being forced being forced to violate their religious beliefs
PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has signed HB 2625, which protects religious employers from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by covering abortion-inducing drugs or contraception in their insurance plans.
The new law puts Arizona more in line with other states that do not have restrictive government mandates requiring coverage for these medications.
“Despite Planned Parenthood’s hysterical rhetoric, HB 2625 is a common sense bill that protects Arizonan’s from being forced to violate their beliefs,” said Cathi Herrod, President of Center for Arizona Policy. “As a woman, I have no right to force anyone to pay for any medication or service if it goes against their convictions.”
“I applaud Governor Jan Brewer and Representative Debbie Lesko, who sponsored the bill, for boldly standing for religious liberty,” said Herrod.
HB 2625 also puts Arizona in a better position to challenge the President Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act which requires all employers to provide free coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and contraception, including churches.
For more information about HB 2625, visit azpolicy.org or contact Aaron Baer, 602.456.1792.
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