CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICIAL BLASTS FORCED FUNDING FOR ABORTION
A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is blasting officials in California and the District of Columbia for measures requiring employers to fund abortion, even though a related federal mandate was ruled illegal.
Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, who explained he was writing as “one member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and not on behalf of the commission as a whole,” told officials their work is threatening the religious liberty of employers.
Kirsanow wrote to California officials concerning a rule from the Department of Managed Health Care that all employers, including churches, pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans.
Kirsanow told Shelley Rouillard of the California agency that while the Supreme Court has ruled women have a “right” to abortion, “their fellow citizens will not be required to pay for their abortions.”
“California is displaying … contempt for religious liberty,” Kirsanow wrote, referencing a state regulation…
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