The final Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally is taking place
today across America.
Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says
tens of thousands of people are scheduled to show up for the
rallies in at least 130 cities.
"[The rallies are] most specifically
opposing the Obama administration's HHS mandate that compels all
employers to provide free contraceptives and abortion-inducing
drugs through their health plans, regardless of any religious or
moral objections they may hold," says the pro-life
Scheidler says it is critical to get the message across to
voters with the election so close.
"[We need to] get them to think seriously about where our
country is headed when the federal government can define religious
activity, excepting only that which happens within the four walls
of church on Sunday," he says. "They exclude institutions like
religious hospitals and universities, charities and Bible
publishers from exemption from this horrible mandate."
Businesses have also joined in more than 30 lawsuits challenging
the constitutionality of the mandate. Scheidler points out that a
little over a week ago President Obama reaffirmed that his
administration will not change the mandate.
"This policy is really a bone being thrown to the radical
feminists to help get Obama elected and has nothing to do with
what's best for women, what's best for the economy, what's best for
employers, what's best for religious freedom in America," Scheidler
Aside from the demonstrations, Scheidler is calling all
Christians to pray about the situation.