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FRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal of Discriminatory Mandate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Jeanne Monahan, director of the Family Research Council's (FRC) Center for Human Dignity, testified before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate at the hearing titled "Executive Overreach: The HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] Mandate Versus Religious Liberty." The following are excerpts from her testimony:


"In a letter to the President and members of Congress recently signed by thousands of women of 18 different faiths and representing doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, mothers, community care workers, business owners, scholars and more women voiced their ardent opposition to the mandate. The letter included these observations: 'We listened to prominent women purport to speak for us. We watched them duck the fundamental religious-liberty issues at stake. No one speaks for all women on these issues. Those who purport to do so are simply attempting to deflect attention from the serious religious liberty issues at stake. We call on President Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and our representatives in Congress to respect religious voices, to respect religious liberty, and to allow religious institutions and individuals to continue to provide witness to their faiths in all their fullness.'

"The contraceptive mandate is an unprecedented directive which deeply conflicts with religious and conscience freedom protections the American people currently receive. In our democratic society governed by the U.S. Constitution, it is not the role of this Administration to dictate what does or does not violate another person's conscience on matters as critical as life and death. It is the job of the government to defend those rights, not trample them.

"This Administration's act of discrimination against people of faith, and women of faith, must be stopped. As C.S. Lewis said, you can be sincere, and sincerely wrong. We don't question the President's motives, but we think he is wrong. You may disagree with me, and think that I and the thousands of women like me are wrong. Fine, but do not discriminate against us and force us to violate our consciences. We urge you not to allow this President to discriminate against those with moral or religious objections to this mandate coverage of contraceptives, sterilization services, and abortifacients."

To read her full testimony, click here:

Click here to read Ms. Monahan's U.S. News & World Report op-ed on the contraceptive mandate:

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