Washington D.C., Mar 4, 2013 / 17:06 pm
More than a dozen federal legislators have written to Congressional leaders calling for stronger conscience protections to be included in the upcoming government funding bills.
In a Feb. 27 letter, lawmakers criticized the "unprecedented attacks against the religious freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution," saying that the growing threat "demands immediate action."
"Nothing short of a full exemption for both non-profit and full-profit entities will satisfy the demands of the Constitution and common sense," they added.
The letter, written by Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and John Flemming (R-La.), was signed by 12 other members of the House of Representatives.