Rachel N. Morrison

Policy Analyst

Rachel N. Morrison is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project. As an attorney, her legal and policy work focuses on religious liberty, health care rights of conscience, the right to life, nondiscrimination, and civil rights.

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Rachel N. Morrison is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project. As an attorney, her legal and policy work focuses on religious liberty, health care rights of conscience, the right to life, nondiscrimination, and civil rights.

Before joining EPPC, Ms. Morrison served as an Attorney Advisor and Special Assistant to General Counsel Sharon Fast Gustafson at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she focused on religious discrimination issues and was a member of the General Counsel’s Religious Discrimination Work Group. Before that, she served as Litigation Counsel for Americans United for Life and as a Constitutional Law Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, defending the right to life and religious freedom for all. She also clerked on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Morrison’s legal analysis has been published in the Seton Hall Law Review, the Pepperdine Law Review, and the Ave Maria Law Review, as well as various other print media outlets.

Ms. Morrison earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She received her B.A. in Mathematics and Speech Communication, summa cum laude, from Whitworth University (Spokane, WA). She is a member of the District of Columbia and the Washington State bars.

Ms. Morrison and her husband live in Washington, D.C.

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EPPC Scholar Comment Opposing Proposed HHS Insurance Regulations

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC Policy Analyst Rachel N. Morrison submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services objecting to a proposed rule related to separate payments for abortion services and other insurance regulations.

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Publications / July 29, 2021

Separate Payments for Abortion Services and Other Changes in HHS’s Proposed Insurance Regulations

Rachel N. Morrison

A new rule proposed by HHS would, among other changes, reverse Trump-era insurance regulations requiring separate billing and collection of payments for certain abortion services.

Articles

Revisiting Harris Funeral Homes’ Compelling Government Interest Analysis After Fulton

Rachel N. Morrison

United States Supreme Court exterior

After Fulton, the Sixth Circuit’s compelling interest analysis in Harris Funeral Homes cannot stand. Courts cannot credit the alleged compelling government interest of non-discrimination by ignoring the constitutional guarantee of free exercise.

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National Review Online / July 8, 2021

Why Would Planned Parenthood Care About Donor Disclosure Laws When HHS Is Handing Them Millions…

Rachel N. Morrison

Planned Parenthood is directly implicated in litigation currently before the Supreme Court on a donor disclosure law, but is mysteriously silent on the issue.

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The Federalist / June 3, 2021

EPPC Scholar Comment at HHS COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC Policy Analyst Rachel N. Morrison offered comment at HHS’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force meeting, urging the task force “to ensure that your efforts to promote equity do not encourage or enable illegal discrimination.”

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Publications / May 28, 2021

EPPC Scholar Comment Opposing Proposed Title X Rule on Abortion Funding

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC Policy Analyst Rachel N. Morrison submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) objecting to HHS’s proposed Title X rule that would funnel millions of taxpayer dollars to abortion providers by undoing a Trump-era regulation that ensured separation between Title X funded programs and abortion activities.

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Publications / May 17, 2021

HHS Proposes Title X Rule to Refund Planned Parenthood

Rachel N. Morrison

The Biden administration is attempting to reverse Trump administration regulations that blocked Title X funds from subsidizing abortions.

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