State Representatives Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Twp.) and Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.) today introduced a resolution urging the federal government to protect the rights of religiously affiliated organizations by urging the repeal of a federal mandate that all health insurance plans must cover contraceptive services. Nearly the entire House Republican Caucus has joined Representatives Stautberg and Sears in cosponsoring this resolution.
“This resolution is a vital step toward ensuring that the federal government isn’t enforcing mandates that put religiously affiliated organizations in ethically damaging situations,” Representative Sears said. “I am proud to sponsor this resolution because it will restore the rights of religious organizations to decide for themselves how to approach the issue of contraceptives and preventive services, rather than being controlled by Washington.”
The resolution will soon undergo debate in the House.