From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/11/tony-perkins-wants-the-liberty-to-deny-birth-control-thats-why-the-pilgrims-came-here/
By David Edwards
Monday, November 11, 2013
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday argued that companies should have the religious freedom to deny contraception coverage for women because “that’s why the Pilgrims came here.”
Earlier this month, a the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit became the latest to rule on a mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care reform law that requires all health insurance plans to provide birth control without a co-pay.
The court ruled that company owners Francis A. Gilardi Jr. and Philip M. Gilardi should not have to provide coverage if it was against their Catholic faith.
There have been more than 40 challenges to the mandate across the country so far, and the Supreme Court was expected to rule on one case before the end of the month.
Perkins told the hosts of Fox & Friends that he expected the high court to pick up even more of those cases.
“Obviously a debate over whether the owner of a company can speak up and voice their personal beliefs versus the corporation themselves, right?” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said, adding that the Obama administration was also trying to curtail religious expression in the armed services.
“This administration has not confined their attack on religious liberties simply to the workplace,” Perkins agreed. “It’s really started in the military. I mean, this administration, the Obama administration, I believe, all evidence would suggest, they’re on a search-and-destroy mission as it pertains to religious liberty.”
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