Rally held against government's Health & Human Services mandate
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Demonstrators gathered outside Holy Family Church Friday afternoon in protest of a government mandate they say infringes on religious freedom.
The mandate in question would require religious institutions to offer birth control and sterilizations through employee health plans. Critics to the plan say that it infringes on religious freedom and that they will refuse to comply.
Similar rallies were held Friday in 140 cities across the country.