This past week, one may have already heard the rule handed out by a few people with the Obama Administration, namely the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. For someone claiming to be Catholic, Secretary Sebelius is anything but that. I describe her as being “Catholic in name only.” This is the same governor who received contributions from Doctor George Tiller during both of her gubernatorial campaigns here in Kansas.
This rule mandates that all employers, even all those of a religious nature, must pay for contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization services. They are attempted to be required to pay for such drugs and services even if it means violating their very core values and beliefs.
This is a blatant and dangerous attack on everyone’s religious freedoms. For a President who claims to be Christian, he sure has a weird way of demonstrating his faith. This attack is just only one such example.
This attack has taken notice by various religious organizations. These organizations and media outlets include the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, EWTN Global Catholic Network, Priests for Life, the Southern Baptist Convention, and others.
This is such a serious violation of the freedom of religion as laid out in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that on February 9, 2012, both EWTN and Priests for Life filed lawsuits against the Obama Administration, specifically Secretary Sebelius. EWTN filed its suit in US District Court in Birmingham, Alabama. Priests for Life filed its suit in US District Court in Staten Island, New York.
Many Protestants and Jews are uniting with the Catholics in fighting this grave violation of the Constitution. We must come together to fight the tyranny that is the Obama Administration.
On Friday, President Obama tried to talk about his “compromise.” He claims that the employers won’t have to pay for it, but the insurance companies. He’s trying to force the insurance companies to pay for contraceptives even if their policies don’t cover it. He claims that contraceptives would be free. It is not free. The insurance companies would simply increase premiums, which would force employers to drop coverage, which in turn would force people to buy government plans. This clearly exceeds the Constitution on multiple fronts!
To help combat this, 172 representatives and 27 Senators have come together to cosponsor the Respect for Right of Conscience Act (HR-1179, S-1467). So far, Representatives Tim Huelskamp (KS-1), Lynn Jenkins (KS-2), Kevin Yoder (KS-3), Mike Pompeo (KS-4), along with Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are all cosponsors of this bill.
I urge you to contact your senators and representatives to cosponsor or support this very important piece of legislation. As aptly described in Mark Levin’s Ameritopia, this mandate is one of many attempts at utopia that will tear nations apart quicker than the blink of an eye.