Rachel N. Morrison

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Rachel N. Morrison is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on 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 works on 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 and her husband live in Washington, D.C.

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EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns over Anticipated Section 1557 Rulemaking

Roger Severino

EPPC’s Roger Severino and Rachel N. Morrison met with HHS officials to discuss concerns over a new rule that could redefine standards of care by requiring doctors to perform experimental transgender surgeries (including on minors) against their ethical and medical judgment, and by requiring insurance plans to pay for such dangerous interventions.

 

EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns over Proposed Rescission of Health Care Conscience…

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project Scholars Senior Fellow Roger Severino and Fellow Rachel N. Morrison met with federal government officials to discuss concerns over an upcoming proposal by the Department of Health and Human Services that would rescind health care conscience regulations.

 

A Year of Assaults from Biden’s HHS

Rachel N. Morrison

President Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra have launched unprecedented attacks on people of faith.

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The Federalist / March 22, 2022

Religious Liberty Alert: Faith-Based Nonprofits and Forthcoming HHS Rules

Rachel N. Morrison

HHS plans to finalize two rules that would pose serious religious liberty concerns.

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Napa Legal Institute / March 21, 2022

An Open Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra on Ending the Covid-19 Public Health “Emergency”

Ryan T. Anderson

Human flourishing requires both public health and individual liberty and an appropriate balance between these goods when they conflict. We know that human beings flourish in community; we are social by nature. As such, we should not be surprised that government Covid-19 regulations mandating school closures, lockdowns, masking, and vaccination have isolated us from our fellow citizens and imposed significant attendant harms. It is time to declare this emergency over and once again let people take responsibility for themselves.

Public Discourse / March 18, 2022

EPPC Scholar Files Supreme Court Brief Supporting Petition Challenging Lack of Religious Exemptions in New…

Rachel N. Morrison

On March 18, 2022, EPPC Fellow Rachel N. Morrison filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dr. A. v. Hochul,…

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EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns Over Upcoming Title IX Rule

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC fellows Rachel N. Morrison and Mary Hasson met with federal government officials to discuss concerns over an upcoming proposed rule by the Department of Education that would impact Title IX regulations. EPPC scholars shared eight major points of concern, including the harms of redefining “sex discrimination” to include “gender identity.”

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EPPC Scholars Submit Public Comment Opposing HHS’s Proposed Insurance Mandate for Transgender Puberty-Blocking Drugs, Cross-Sex…

Ryan T. Anderson

On January 27, 2022, EPPC scholars Ryan T. Anderson, Roger Severino, Rachel N. Morrison, and Mary Rice Hasson submitted a public…

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EPPC Scholars Submit Public Comment Opposing OSHA’s Unlawful Vaccine Mandate

Roger Severino

EPPC scholars Roger Severino, Rachel N. Morrison, Dr. David Gortler, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty submitted a public comment opposing finalization of OSHA’s rule that would mandate COVID-19 vaccination in workplaces.

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Publications / January 20, 2022

EPPC Scholars Submit Public Comment Opposing Proposal to Eliminate Protections for Faith-Based Contractors

Roger Severino

EPPC scholars Roger Severino and Rachel N. Morrison submitted a public comment opposing a proposal by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to rescind various protections for faith-based contractors that allow them to partner with the federal government and serve the American people without having to abandon tenets of their faith or their religious identity.

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Publications / December 10, 2021

EPPC Scholar Files Second Circuit Brief Supporting Challenge to Lack of Religious Exemptions in New…

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC Policy Analyst Rachel N. Morrison filed a second amici brief in Dr. A. v. Hochul—a case challenging the lack of religious exemptions in New York’s vaccine mandate—but this time in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Publications / December 9, 2021

EPPC Scholar Files Supreme Court Brief Supporting Challenge to Lack of Religious Exemptions in New…

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC Policy Analyst Rachel N. Morrison filed a motion and proposed Supreme Court amici brief in support of an emergency application challenging New York’s vaccine mandate.

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Publications / November 16, 2021