It is ironic that California state law lets churches that provide healthcare insurance for their employees opt out of providing contraceptives but doesn’t allow churches to opt out of elective abortions. In fact, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) claims that elective abortions are “basic health care services,” which is defined in California law as “medically necessary.”
Backed by the legal power of Alliance Defending Freedom, three California churches brought a lawsuit challenging the requirement. However, a federal court recently dismissed the case. Alliance Defending Freedom will continue to fight on behalf of these churches and others concerning this important issue.
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