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Pro-life and Religious Freedom

Since former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid packed the DC Circuit Court, a court that largely hears cases involving important administrative and constitutional questions, the U. S. Supreme Court has stood as the last bulwark against a permanent expansion of bureaucratic powers. We must, therefore, support President Trump’s efforts to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will defend religious freedom and life itself.

Thankfully, the Supreme Court has done just that. In twin 7-2 decisions on July 8th, basing its decision on the 2017 and 2018 Trump Administration regulations that expand exemptions for employers with good-faith objections, the court ruled that religious freedom is not yet dead. After a decade-long fight, the Little Sisters of the Poor prevailed against a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would have forced them and other Catholic and religious hospitals and institutions to provide medical insurance that guarantees free birth control, tubal ligation, and morning-after abortifacients.

Joe Biden wasted no time flip-flopping. Having urged the Democrats not to force such a requirement under the Affordable Care Act when it was enacted in 2011, he now claims he is “disappointed” about the court’s decision but vows to provide an “accommodation.” Mysteriously, this is the very “accommodation” that the Sisters were fighting against with such principle and determination.

I stand with the Little Sisters of the Poor, for religious freedom, and with those who defend life. I have spent my career on Capitol Hill working for three strong, pro-life Members of Congress, and I will build on that foundation.