Accurate, factual scientific information — not religious dogma or theology — should form the 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.
Refusal of service on religious grounds is unacceptable; patients should never be kept from making informed healthcare decisions nor be treated with discrimination based on the religious doctrines of healthcare facility owners or medical providers.
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 and medical aid in dying, must be safeguarded from religious intrusion or theological definitions of “life” or “personhood.”
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.
Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Rights
All humans have the right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, including the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, and the right to parent a child or children in safe and healthy environments; this right cannot be denied due to religious belief.
Individuals' rights to access reproductive health services — including contraception and safe, legal abortion — cannot be denied due to religious belief.
Public policy should ensure fact-based science and comprehensive 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 tax criteria any secular organization must meet.
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.