Rachel N. Morrison

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Rachel N. Morrison is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she directs EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project. 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 Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she directs EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project. 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 lives with her husband and daughter in Virginia.

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What’s really going on with abortion and the Supreme Court?

Rachel N. Morrison

At its heart, EMTALA is a pro-life law; it mentions “unborn child” four times and imposes a duty to care for the child as well as the mother.

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The Human Life Review / February 2, 2024

EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns in Expansive EEOC Pregnant Workers Fairness…

Rachel N. Morrison

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, EPPC scholars Rachel N. Morrison and Natalie Dodson met with federal government officials to oppose…

PDF / February 1, 2024

HHS Issues Final Rule on Conscience Rights in Healthcare

Rachel N. Morrison

As proposed, the 2024 Rule formally rescinds the Trump-era 2019 Rule and replaces the 2011 Rule.

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The Federalist Society / January 31, 2024

Supreme Court to Decide Whether EMTALA Preempts State Abortion Laws: Idaho v. U.S. and Moyle…

Rachel N. Morrison

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s June 2022 Dobbs decision overruling Roe v. Wade, the Biden administration sought new ways to impose its pro-abortion policies via federal law, including via EMTALA.

Articles

The Federalist Society / January 25, 2024

How Democrats Set The Stage In 2023 For An LGBT Onslaught In 2024

Rachel N. Morrison

Federal agencies proposed a slew of regulations pushing the Biden administration’s extreme pro-LGBT agenda in education, employment, and health care at the expense of children’s interests and women’s rights.

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The Federalist / January 9, 2024

EPPC Scholars Submit Comment Opposing HHS Proposed Rule Requiring “Affirmation” of a Foster Child’s “LGBTQI+…

Rachel N. Morrison

These premises are not only false but are harmful to children in foster care and will undermine religious freedom and parental rights far beyond the foster care context.

PDF / November 29, 2023

HHS Proposes Facilitating Abortions and Medical “Gender Transitions” for Unaccompanied Children

Rachel N. Morrison

On October 4, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposed new regulations “relating to the key aspects of the placement, care, and services provided to unaccompanied children” by the Office of Refuge Resettlement (ORR).

The Federalist Society / November 27, 2023

Non-Affirmation of Child’s “LGBTQI+” Identity Is Abuse Under Proposed Foster Care Rule

Rachel N. Morrison

On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposed a rule titled, “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements for Titles IV–E and IV–B.”

Federalist Society / November 19, 2023

EPPC Scholar Submits Comment on EEOC Proposed Guidance on Workplace Harassment 

Rachel N. Morrison

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, EPPC scholar Rachel N. Morrison submitted a public comment on proposed enforcement guidance on harassment…

PDF / November 1, 2023

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace: Proposed Updates Raise Concerns

Rachel N. Morrison

On October 2, 2023, the EEOC published proposed “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.”

Federalist Society / October 26, 2023

EPPC Scholars Comment on EEOC Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regulations  

EPPC

We are deeply committed to supporting pregnant women, mothers, and their unborn children, including in the workplace.

PDF / October 11, 2023

EEOC Mandates Employers Accommodate Employees’ Abortions

Rachel N. Morrison

If you haven’t yet heard, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking to impose an abortion mandate on employers nationwide, forcing them to accommodate their employees’ abortions.

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National Review Online / October 6, 2023