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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement of new rules to protect religious freedom and ensure federal taxpayer dollars do not fund abortions:

“The three announcements by the Department of Health and Human Services today are clear victories in the fight for life and religious freedom.

“The rules affirm and strengthen the long-standing ban on federal funding for abortion, which is supported by a clear majority of Americans.

“HHS also announced it is finalizing the religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. This rule will ensure religious believers and other moral objectors cannot be forced by the government to violate their most deeply held beliefs.

“These regulations add to the pro-life achievements of the Republican-led House, which has worked for years to secure religious freedom and the right to life.

“Republicans will continue to fight for a country where everyone has the rights and legal protection they deserve. Today’s announcements are a big step forward.”

Visit the HHS website for more information on these announcements.