Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and more than 150 other Members of the House sent a bipartisan letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging her to reverse the administration's controversial mandate affecting religious organizations and contraception.
Lamborn issued the following statement:
"In its latest act of willful disregard for religious freedom, the Obama Administration is forcing religious organizations to offer contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their healthcare plans.
"The mandate tramples religious freedom. I am fighting to reverse this. This is a case of religious freedom running up against an administration bent on imposing pro-abortion and anti-religious policies. " -- Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
Note: Congressman Lamborn is also a cosponsor of H.R. 1179, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.
The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act leaves sponsors, purchasers, and insurers free to negotiate a health plan without governmental officials using the ObamaCare mandates to force religious and other employers to violate their deeply held convictions. It simply leaves federal law where it was before ObamaCare.