Duncan Applauds Protection of Faith-Based Foster & Adoption Services

January 23, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on their decision to protect religious liberty in South Carolina for faith-based foster and adoption services: 

“Faith-based foster and adoption services perform amazing work for communities in South Carolina and around the country. These organizations care deeply about children and families in need, and they shouldn’t be punished by the federal government because of their faith.

“The HHS decision is a big win for religious liberty, particularly for organizations in South Carolina who provide faith-based services like Miracle Hill. I have been working on this issue for over two years now, and I am happy to see the Administration protect religious liberty and the children and families who rely on these services in the Upstate. 

“I want to thank President Trump, Secretary Azar, and Governor McMaster for their tireless work on this issue to ensure religious liberty is not stifled and that faith-based organizations can continue their amazing work across our state.”  


You can read the letter from Members of Congress to President Trump expressing concern on the assault on religious liberty HERE.

Congressman Duncan and his staff have been in communication with The White House, HHS, and Miracle Hill to help resolve this issue. 

Congressman Duncan has been a cosponsor of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act led by Congressman Mike Kelly in the 114th Congress and 115th Congress.