S.2043 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012

A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide religious conscience protections for individuals and organizations. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide religious conscience protections for individuals and organizations. as introduced.
  • Short: Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 as introduced.

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Marco Rubio

R-FL

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Official Summary

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit any guideline or regulation issued relating to the coverage of preventive health services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or any other provision of PPACA to: (1) require

Official Summary

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit any guideline or regulation issued relating to the coverage of preventive health services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or any other provision of PPACA to:
(1) require any individual or entity to offer, provide, or purchase coverage for a contraceptive or sterilization service, or related education or counseling, to which that individual or entity is opposed on the basis of religious belief; or
(2) require any individual or entity opposed by reason of religious belief to provide coverage of a contraceptive or sterilization service or to engage in government-mandated speech regarding such a service. Declares that nothing in PPACA and no regulations or guidelines issued under PPACA shall be construed to authorize the imposition of a sanction or otherwise disadvantage an individual or entity on the basis of a religiously based decision made by that individual or entity to not offer, provide, or purchase coverage for a contraceptive or sterilization service, or to engage in a government-mandated speech regarding such service.

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Organizations Supporting S.2043

  • Center for Moral Clarity
  • Home School Legal Defense Association
  • John Birch Society
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Organizations Opposing S.2043

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • California Family Health Council
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • National Women's Law Center


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