The Obama administration has made serious efforts to limit free exercise of conscience and religious speech in the public square. This is the position taken by Alan Sears writing for the National Catholic Register
. He chronicles the administrations anti-religious policies,
the Obama administration's many attacks on religion include allowing U.S. taxpayer dollars to be transferred to non-governmental agencies that perform abortions abroad; defunding successful efforts to halt sex trafficking for advocates opposing abortion; discontinuing the White House tradition of sponsoring an event on National Prayer Day; ordering the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act; and eliminating the reference to our “Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence.
Further, Sears argues that the passage of healthcare reform has hurt freedom of conscience,
The attacks on religious freedom escalated with the creation of Obamacare. The administration has ordered American employers to provide employee health insurance that covers “free” contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs — or face crippling fines.