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Monday, March 16, 2015 - The Benefits of State Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Peter Breen to Testify Before Indiana House of Representatives 

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net

MEDIA ADVISORY, March 15, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Indiana House Judiciary Committee to discuss proposed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

WHEN:
Monday, March 16, 2015
Rally: 9am EST
Legislative Hearing: 9:30am EST

WHO:
Peter Breen, Thomas More Society Special Counsel
Available for comment immediately following his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee
Cell phone: 630-403-5963

WHERE:
Indiana State House
Rally: North Atrium, Second (Main) Floor
Legislative Hearing: House Chamber, Third Floor
200 West Washington Street #220
Indianapolis, IN 46204

DETAILS:
In February of this year, Peter Breen, special counsel for the Chicago-based Thomas More Society, testified before the Indiana Senate about the benefits of a State Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The bill has now passed the Indiana Senate and is moving the House for discussion and vote. Peter Breen will now testify before the Indiana House Judiciary Committee, that:

  1. Illinois' Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was enacted in 1998, has protected numerous people of faith.
     
  2. For example: RFRA protects Christian pharmacists who object to dispensing abortion pills contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.
     
  3. RFRA helps keeps the government in check, so that people of faith will not be strong-armed into violating the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.

Peter Breen is also an Illinois State Representative and member of the Illinois House Judiciary Civil Committee. A copy of Peter's testimony will be available after the Hearing.