TODAY, August 1, Obamacare’s preventive health services mandate will be implemented, and with it the Health and Human Services (HHS) anti-conscience mandate. After today, nearly all employers will be forced, at the beginning of their next health plan year, to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization—regardless of moral or religious objections.
Despite the false assurances of the Obama Administration, the bottom line is the stifling effects of this Administration’s attack on religious liberty will begin to be felt, with for-profit businesses and non-exempt religious organizations, Democrat and Republican alike, as the first of many casualties, .
Most of us here in the US are familiar with the first Amendment to the US Constitution (in part): “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…“
It should be a warning sign to Americans that one of the first parts of Obamacare to be implemented will force employers with religious and moral convictions to violate their consciences.
The answer is to repeal Obamacare and replace it with health care reform that reduces costs, increases access, and leaves personal health care decisions where they belong—in the hands of the American people.
Those among the president’s supporters who condone the administration’s running roughshod over the freedom of conscience would do well to remember that there will be another Republican in the White House some day, and that the precedent set here will be available to presidents of all philosophical orientations. The purpose of the Bill of Rights is to explicitly limit the power of government over critical spheres of life: the press, the private home, and the church among them. A government that intrudes into one will intrude into the others soon enough.
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