Center for Inquiry (CFI) has just learned that a radical religious
exemption bill is skipping committee review and going straight to the floor of
the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote tomorrow.
1814, the so-called Equitable Access to Care
and Health Act,
would allow “individuals
whose sincerely held religious beliefs would cause them to object to medical
health care provided under such coverage” to be exempt from the mandate in the Affordable
Care Act to buy health insurance.
you think of the Affordable Care Act, H.R. 1814 must be opposed. By excusing
religious adherents from a generally applicable law that all Americans must
follow, this proposal would create a special legal privilege for religious
CFI has always
defended the right to freedom of religion for all persons, and will continue to do so. But
this bill does not aim to protect freedom of religion; it aims to place
religion on a pedestal, allowing believers to disobey a law that everyone else
application and enforcement of secular laws should not depend on the particular
religious beliefs of each individual in society. We urge you to call or write your U.S. Representative right now and
tell them to reject this bill!
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Dear [Decision Maker],
As a friend of the Center for Inquiry, I am writing to urge you to vote "no" on H.R. 1814, a religious exemption bill that is skipping committee review and going straight to the floor of the House for a vote as early as tomorrow.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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