Arizona’s proposed contraception law: Protecting religious liberty and First Amendment rights?

March 15, 2012

This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” March 14, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: More trouble for President Obama tonight out of Arizona. The state’s Republican lawmakers are fighting back against the HHS contraception mandate. But they don’t just want to broaden the exemptions for religious organizations. They want to broaden it to include exemptions for secular businesses as well.

Arizona State Representative Debbie Lesko joins us. Good evening. Tell me, what is the status of your attempt to do this?

ARIZONA STATE REPRESENTATIVE DEBBIE LESKO: Good evening, Greta. Thank you for having me. The status is pretty good. It passed out of the House and now it passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and it will go on to the full Senate, and I think this law will be signed by the governor.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, this is broader than the one, the federal one, the HHS rule?

LESKO: You know, I am not as familiar about the federal one. But what my bill does is basically says that Arizona employers can opt out of the contraceptive mandate if they have a religious not objection. That’s all my bill does. This is about protection of religious liberty, our First Amendment rights.

VAN SUSTEREN: Currently does Arizona have that mandate?

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