Scientific information, rather than religious dogma or theology, is the appropriate basis for determining the validity and efficacy of public health policy and legislative measures pertaining to medical care.
Healthcare policy must not be based on religious assumptions about human sexuality or human development.
Government should not endorse or legitimize “religious” medical practice including faith-based healing, religious vaccination exemptions, and ungrounded New Age medicine.
End-of-life choices, including death with dignity, medically assisted death, etc., must be safeguarded from religious intrusion or theological definitions of “life” or “personhood.”
Public policy should ensure fact-based science and sex education.
Public funds should not be diverted into private religious schools.
Government-sponsored marriage must be based on secular definitions and must be equal for any consenting adults with legal standing regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation, etc.
Religious privilege should not influence who may legally perform marriages or in qualifications to provide any state-required. marriage/premarital/divorce counseling
Taxpayer-funded state and federal military must serve the beliefs of all service members without privileging one belief over another or discriminating against nontheistic beliefs.
Special property tax exemptions for churches should be eliminated, along with other tax privileges not available to secular charities and civic or social organizations.
Religious organizations should meet the same criteria any secular organization must meet to
Reproductive Rights and Healthcare
Religious belief is not a valid rationale for denying insurance coverage, medical care, or accurate medical information.
Everyone has a right to autonomy in healthcare decision-making, free from religiously motivated restrictions on choice and safe from manipulation based on theological assumptions about human development or the value of genetic material.
Personal religious expression is protected speech under the First Amendment.
Government-endorsed religious expression (including any state-sponsored "Day of Prayer," oaths of office, pledge of allegiance, prayers to open or adjourn any government meetings, religiously based policy, etc.) is a violation of the constitutionally established wall of protection between church and state.