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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EPPC Scholar Meets with Federal Officials to Share Concerns with EEOC’s Guidance on Workplace Harassment

Rachel N. Morrison

On Thursday, April 18, 2024, EPPC scholar Rachel N. Morrison met with government officials in the Executive Office of the President…

PDF / April 18, 2024

EPPC Scholars File Brief in Support of Tennessee Title X Funding

Rachel N. Morrison

On April 12, 2024, EPPC Fellows Rachel N. Morrison and Eric Kniffin filed an amicus brief in the Sixth Circuit Court…

PDF / April 12, 2024

When Public Comment Matters

Rachel N. Morrison

Just because comments won’t change everything doesn’t mean they won’t change some things.

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National Review / April 8, 2024

The Biden Administration’s Dubious Record on Conscience Rights

Rachel N. Morrison

More than two dozen federal conscience laws protect health-care workers who object to participating in abortion or certain other medical interventions against their religious beliefs or moral convictions.

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National Review / April 3, 2024

EPPC Scholar Meets with Federal Officials to Oppose Radical HHS Foster Care Rule Requiring “Affirmation”…

Rachel N. Morrison

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, EPPC scholar Rachel N. Morrison met with government officials in the Executive Office of the President…

PDF / April 2, 2024

EPPC Scholar Meets with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns on HHS Rule to Facilitate Abortions…

Rachel N. Morrison

On Monday, April 1, 2024, EPPC scholar Rachel N. Morrison met with government officials in the Executive Office of the President…

PDF / April 1, 2024

EPPC Scholars Submit Comment Opposing State Department Proposed Rules Imposing Expansive Nondiscrimination Requirements in Foreign…

Rachel N. Morrison

On March 19, 2024, EPPC scholars Rachel N. Morrison and Eric Kniffin submitted a public comment opposing two proposed rules by the…

PDF / March 19, 2024

Department of Veterans Affairs Rule Doubles Down on Abortion

Rachel N. Morrison

The VA anticipates paying for or providing all abortions for veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries covered under the rule.

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Federalist Society / March 13, 2024

EPPC Scholars Submit Comment Opposing Indian Health Service Proposed Abortion Funding Rule

Rachel N. Morrison

On March 8, 2024, EPPC scholars Rachel N. Morrison, Eric Kniffin, and Natalie Dodson submitted a public comment opposing a…

PDF / March 12, 2024

EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Oppose Rule Undermining Title IX

Rachel N. Morrison

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, EPPC scholars Rachel N. Morrison and Eric Kniffin met with government officials in the Executive Office…

PDF / February 29, 2024

State Department’s Proposed Foreign Assistance Nondiscrimination Requirements Raise Concerns

Rachel N. Morrison

The proposed nondiscrimination requirements will conflict with many award recipients’ religious beliefs about life, marriage, gender, and sexuality.

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The Federalist Society / February 22, 2024

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