Trijicon v. Sebelius
Description: Trijicon manufactures advanced riflescopes and sights for tactical and sporting applications. The members of the Bindon family who own and operate Trijicon have a long history of running it in accordance with their Christian beliefs. As part of its benefits program, Trijicon has historically offered healthcare insurance in a way that is consistent with its life-affirming company values and therefore does not include coverage for abortion and abortion-related services. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Trijicon in a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate, a component of Obamacare that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.
Court puts hold on abortion pill mandate for Mich. family business
“All Americans, including those who run family businesses, should be free to honor God and live according to their consciences whether they are at home, church, or the workplace. The court order in this case is consistent with what the vast majority of courts have found so far--that the abortion pill mandate is an excessive burden on the constitutionally protected religious freedom that is guaranteed to all Americans.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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Matt Bowman serves as senior counsel and director of regulatory practice for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he leads the team focusing on the impact of administrative law on religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and family. From 2017 to 2020, Bowman was a senior executive service appointee in the Trump administration, serving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy General Counsel, and then in the Office for Civil Rights. Prior to joining HHS, Bowman was an accomplished litigator at ADF for over ten years. Before joining ADF in 2006, Bowman served as a law clerk for Judges Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and Michael A. Chagares, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and for Judge John M. Roll at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Bowman earned his J.D. summa cum laude and was first in his class at Ave Maria School of Law in 2003. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and Michigan and is admitted to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court and multiple federal appellate and district courts.