NASHVILLE, TN - Family Research Council (FRC) will host a news conference at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee today, Tuesday, March 5. FRC President Tony Perkins and FRC Executive Vice President Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin will be joined by Janet Parshall, radio host for Moody Radio, Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. of Hope Christian Church and Dr. Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), to discuss the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that employers cover abortion-causing drugs, sterilizations and contraceptives in their health insurance plans, even if those employers have religious convictions against such coverage.
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA) yesterday to protect the religious liberties of anyone who purchases health insurance, including non-profits, businesses and individuals, as well as providing greater protections for health care workers who refuse to participate in abortion. Black will be holding a press conference in Washington, D.C. today on her bill and will join the press conference at NRB by video.
Last year FRC hosted a news conference at the NRB convention to release a petition signed by over 2,500 religious leaders in opposition to the HHS mandate.
Tony Perkins, president, FRC
Lt. Gen. (Ret). Jerry Boykin, executive vice president, FRC
Janet Parshall, radio talk show host, Moody Radio
Richard Land, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., senior pastor, Hope Christian Church
WHAT: News conference on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate on abortion-causing drugs, sterilizations and contraceptives
WHERE: News Conference Room, Delta Ballroom B (located inside the Media Center), Gaylord Opryland Convention Center
WHEN: 3 p.m. Central, TODAY, Tuesday, March 5