"As the elected defender of Missourians against such blatant overreach, the attorney general should bring legal action against the federal government to correct this wrong," she said. "This issue is far too urgent and important. We need action now."
"Religious nonprofits fulfill a vital humanitarian role in our nation, and they must remain free to staff and operate according to the same religious tenets that motivate their compassion for their communities," Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) said at a July 16 press conference on Capitol Hill on the bill.