Pro-life group will sue NYS, claims new law violates rights

Compasscare Pregnancy Services, a pro-life reproductive health care organization, is filing a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and the state of New York over a bill that they say violates their first amendment rights.

The bill says employers cannot turn someone down just based on where they stand on reproductive health.

A representative for Compasscare says they’re concerned the bill would force them to hire people whose beliefs run counter to the religious beliefs of the organization, violating their first amendment rights.

“The government can’t tell religious organizations to hire someone that doesn’t agree with the mission,” said Denis Harle, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who is representing Compasscare in the lawsuit.

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