Jan 18, 2018“Religious freedom is about fairness, but today’s actions show that once again the Trump administration wants to sanction the use of religion to discriminate and deny patients access to health care," said AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett. "HHS should protect patients’ rights and ensure their access to health care, not shield those who want to deny Americans the critical services they need. The Office for Civil Rights should prohibit discrimination, not sanction it."
Jan 10, 2018“President Trump’s Muslim Ban is a short-sighted, reckless policy that deprives American Muslims of the opportunity to reunite with family members, friends and colleagues – something that other Americans take for granted," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee. "So far, the administration has refused to disclose the information that it developed to justify the ban."
Dec 22, 2017“We applaud the 9th Circuit for recognizing that Muslim Ban 3.0, just like the two previous versions, continues to harm Muslim Americans, who are being cruelly kept apart from their families and loved ones," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee.
Dec 21, 2017“Contraception is a core aspect of women’s health care and equality. Using religion as an excuse to deny women access to birth control violates our fundamental principles of religious freedom and fairness," said AU attorney Kelly Percival. "We’re glad the courts have recognized the harm caused to women by the Trump administration’s discriminatory rules."
Dec 15, 2017“A federal judge in Pennsylvania has wisely blocked discriminatory rules issued by the Trump administration that would allow any employer or university to deny their employees and students health-insurance coverage for contraception. The judge recognized what we at AU have said from the beginning: These rules are illegal and will harm countless women," said AU attorney Kelly Percival. "We will continue to fight them because religion should never be used as an excuse to harm others.”