Leader Cantor Statement On The Obama Administration's Attack On Religious Freedom
August 2, 2012
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the Obama Administration's implementation of a mandate included in the President's health care law that restricts religious freedom:

“This week marks a seismic shift for religious liberty in America, as the Obama Administration’s attack on conscience rights officially takes effect. Business owners will now be forced to provide insurance coverage for items and services with which they fundamentally disagree. While the Obama Administration has given some religious employers an extra year before being forced to violate their own fundamental beliefs, others will have to comply with this mandate as their insurance policies come up for renewal throughout the next year, or face potentially millions of dollars each year in fines for expressing their faith. An assault on people of one faith is an assault on us all.”