Religious Institute President Debra Haffner comments on the implications of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and on the meaning of “religious freedom.”
As a religious leader, I support religious freedom. Religious freedom means that each individual has the right to exercise their own beliefs; it does not mean that an individual or a corporation gets to exercise their beliefs to deny others’ freedoms. It is morally wrong for employers to deny the women who work for them access to basic health care.
The fact is that each of us must have the right to accept or reject the principles of our own faith without legal restrictions. No single religious voice speaks for all faith traditions on contraception (or any other controversial subject), nor should government-supported programs take sides on religious differences.
Read the full article at RH Reality Check here.