Hadley Heath did not represent a religious institution, but the secular Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) an organization devoted to free markets and limited government.  Heath said the issue transcends religious liberty and “strikes directly at who we are as a country.”

“The Left wants to make this a women’s health issue and the Right wants to make this a religious issue,” she said.  “Well, in truth, it’s an American issue.”

A policy analyst at IWF, Heath said the mandate most importantly infringes upon personal liberty.  She described the regulation as “anti-Constitution, anti-choice and anti-competition.”