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VOLUME VII, NUMBER IV
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July / August 1991
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H. R. 6
SPECIAL REPORT


Cover Stories
Congress Reintroduces Religious Freedom Legislation

Michigan Home Schooler Wins in Court

Are Social Security Numbers Required?

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act—A History

Editorial: Religious Liberty: Luxury or Priceless Treasure? By Michael P. Farris

Features

President’s Corner

Across the States

National Center Reports

C O V E R   S T O R Y

Congress Reintroduces Religious Freedom Legislation

On June 27, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1991, H.R.2797 was reintroduced in the United States Congress by Representative Stephen Solarz [D-NY] and a number of co-sponsors. The RFRA restores the time-honored test protecting the free exercise of religion which was eradicated by the United States Supreme Court in a surprise 1990 decision.

The RFRA was delayed in its introduction due to wrangling over the pro-life issue. A full history of the RFRA, including details of the pro-life controversy, are set forth in this issue (see page 3). Michael Farris has also written an editorial on the subject which appears on page 4.

H.R.2797 needs and deserves your support. Please write to your Congressman and Senators, urging their support and co-sponsorship of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.