• Learn about national efforts to end the use of religion to discriminate. The ACLU is working throughout the country to ensure that no one is discriminated against or denied services because of someone else’s religious beliefs. You can learn more about the national scope of the ACLU’s work on this issue here. You can also read the reports and other materials the ACLU has published over the years on the use of religion to discriminate, including:
  • Learn about other areas of ACLU of Illinois work related to the denial of health care based on a provider’s religious objections. Advocates at the ACLU of Illinois have been involved with a wide range of efforts to ensure that patients in Illinois are not discriminated against or denied services because of someone else’s religious beliefs. This work has included:
  • Work to ensure that patients seeking care at retail clinics in Illinois are not denied care and information because the clinics are run by Catholic health care providers. You can read about some of this advocacy here; and
  • Litigation related to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement, including Korte, et al. v. Sebelius, et al., Grote Industries v. Sebelius, and Wheaton College v. Burwell;
  • Litigation to prevent pharmacists from refusing to fill prescriptions based on their religious objections, including Morr-Fitz v. Blagojevich.
  • Hear Lorie Chaiten, Director of the ACLU of Illinois Women’s and Reproductive Rights Project, give a presentation on the harms caused when health care providers deny care based on their religious objections, here.

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