Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2013 / 15:19 pm
Women from around the country gathered in front of the White House on August 1 to protest national policies that are "hostile" to the ideas of family, motherhood and religious liberty.
The federal contraception mandate, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, presents "a very hostile message about whether or not we are welcome as mothers," explained George Mason University law professor Helen Alvare.
She told CNA on August 1 that policies regarding women need to take into account "the fact that a majority of women will become mothers."
Alvare also stressed that "religious freedom is distinctly important to us," and that the contraception mandate poses a threat to religious liberty.