Today, Florida senator Marco Rubio will introduce the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, legislation that would repeal the Department of Health and Human Services imposed mandate that insists that even religious institutions with conscience objections offer employees insurance coverage for contraception — including drugs that may work as abortifacients.
“The Obama Administration’s obsession with forcing mandates on the American people has now reached a new low by violating the conscience rights and religious liberties of our people,” Rubio says in a statement that will be released this morning. He continues: “Under this President, we have a government that has grown too big, too costly and now even more overbearing by forcing religious entities to abandon their beliefs. This is a common sense bill that simply says the government can’t force religious organizations to abandon the fundamental tenets of their faith because the government says so.”
The text of Senator Rubio’s proposed legislation can be read here.