U.S. Citizens Petition
To President Barack Obama and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell
To Strictly Follow the Supreme Court's Order NOT to Violate the Federal Protections for Religious Freedom for Pro-Life Americans
To President Obama and Secretary Burwell:
As you know the Supreme Court of the United States has VACATED four rulings that order Priests for Life, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and other pro-life Americans to cooperate with the provision of health insurance that includes coverage for abortion.
The Supreme Court has instructed you, in conjunction with these petitioners, to come up with a solution that does not violate federal protections for religious freedom for pro-life Americans.
The government has already indicated that regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to which the petitioners object can be modified, and the petitioners have already indicated that there is a way the government can pursue their objectives without coercing the participation of petitioners.
We believe, therefore, that there is no reason whatsoever to fail to modify your regulations in such a way that Christian and pro-life Americans no longer feel pressured to violate their faith by cooperating in the provision of health insurance that covers abortions.
I implore you in the strongest possible terms to reach a reasonable agreement with the petitioners, to ensure the protection of their religious freedom, and that of all Americans.