HHS memo shows department moving to undo Trump-era action aimed at better protecting religious liberty


(Worthy News) – The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is considering revoking authority the former administration delegated for the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to prevent violations of – prompting concerns about conscience protections under Secretary Xavier Becerra.

A draft memo obtained by Fox targets two actions related to the the First Amendment from earlier this year, and the Restoration Act (RFRA), which prohibits federal infringements on the free exercise of .

The RFRA delegation came on Dec. 7, 2017, in response to the administration’s broader efforts to beef up religious liberty protections. Citing President Trump’s on the issue, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided executive agencies with a long list of guidelines on RFRA, free exercise claims, contraception in insurance plans and other issues. [ Source: Fox News (Read More…) ]

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