President Donald Trump stated January 16, 2018:
“Our Constitution and laws guarantee Americans the right not just to believe as they see fit, but to freely exercise their religion.
Unfortunately, not all have recognized the importance of religious freedom, whether by threatening tax consequences for particular forms of religious speech, or forcing people to comply with laws that violate their core religious beliefs without sufficient justification …
No American – whether a nun, nurse, baker, or business owner – should be forced to choose between the tenets of faith or adherence to the law.”
Trump noted January 22, 2018:
“Medical providers who, often at the risk of their livelihood, conscientiously refuse to participate in abortions.”