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Constitutional Experts Call Obama’s Abuse Of Power Historic

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September 12, 2012, Human Events

Lori Windham, senior counsel to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, testified that the Obama administration’s decision to require religious organizations to supply contraceptives and abortifacients to their employees or pay a fine was part of a longer tradition by Obama of dismissing religious concerns. Arguing last year in favor of churches and other houses of worship choosing clergy according to their own religious principles without interference in the Supreme Court case Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, she said, “I was not alone in my shock when the Obama Administration’s lawyers opposed our position by arguing that churches are no different than bowling clubs, and that our First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom does not protect religious organizations.”