Trump Officials Say The Administration Is Prioritizing Religious Liberty. Here’s How


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Officials explained how the Trump administration prioritizes religious liberty and reversing Obama administration policy. Leaders from the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) offered examples. “We take a much different approach to religious freedom than the prior administration did,” one official said Tuesday. 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration prioritizes religious liberty, but in doing so must tackle many of former President Barack Obama’s religiously intolerant policies, Trump officials said Tuesday.

Leaders in the Trump administration spoke at a “Religious Liberty in the Trump Administration” panel Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. The officials touched on a variety of issues the Trump administration has supported and continues to support efforts to grant religious liberty to American citizens, including a case wherein a Vermont nurse was forced to perform an abortion against her will.

“We take a much different approach to religious freedom than the prior administration did,” said the Department of Justice’s Eric S. Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. (RELATED: Pence Says He’s Never Had A ‘Greater Honor’ Than Casting The Final Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood)

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