William Newland, Catholic Family Business Owner, on Why Businesses Should Be Able to Reject the Contraception Mandate on Religious Freedom Grounds
July 30, 2012
We feel that all Americans deserve the right to follow their religious freedom. All Americans, including family business owners, have the right to live and do business according to their faith. And these fundamental principles are being denied us and taken away from us through this HHS Mandate. [...] My father started this business fifty years ago and he started it with everything that he supplied into this business. He did it on his own, contrary to what, maybe, our president would think. He did it on his own. I watched him implement the moral values, ethical standards, the conduct and corporate culture that we have today, that has made this business successful and profitable for fifty years. Now we are being asked to change that corporate culture.