A nationwide rally against that requires employers, including religious institutions, to provide access to contraceptives to employees through their health care plans, is coming to Bel Air Friday (today)
outside the building located at 20 W. Courtland St.
In similar fashion, this week's rally is scheduled to begin outside the court building at noon, according to a release from "Stand Up for Religous Freedom."
More than 150 towns and cities nationwide are participating in the rally, the release states.
In January, the Obama administration for implementing the law that requires religious employers to offer health plans covering contraceptives without co-pays or deductibles.
But the Department of Health and Human Services stated that the new rule "Ensures that women with health insurance coverage will have access to the full range" of all "FDA-approved forms of contraception."
Nonprofit and religious employers have until Aug. 1, 2013 to comply with the new law.
The rally is designed to protest the government's definition of religious institutions, and the requirement that all businesses "provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans," despite moral positions, the release states.
The rally is expected to include speakers, signs, songs and hymns and prayers for the nation.