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Texas against Obamacare’s Assault on Freedom of Religion




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February 23, 2012 | 2066 views | 4 comments

Proposed federal rule’s compulsory funding of contraceptives violates First Amendment, Religious Freedom Restoration Act

AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after Texas and several states challenged the constitutionality of the federal government’s rule that compels religious organizations to provide health coverage that conflicts with their moral and religious beliefs:

“Obamacare’s latest mandate tramples the First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion and compels people of faith to act contrary to their convictions. The President’s so called ‘accommodation’ was nothing but a shell game: the mandate still requires religious organizations to subsidize and authorize conduct that conflicts with their religious principles. The very first amendment to our Constitution was intended to protect against this sort of government intrusion into our religious convictions.”

States’ legal challenges to the federal rule:

• The rule conflicts with the First Amendment’s basic elements of the freedoms of religion, speech and association.

• The rule violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring the federal government to troll through an organization’s religious beliefs to determine whether the organization is religious enough to be exempt from the rule’s mandates.

• The rule’s practical effect will force religious employers and organizations to drop health insurance coverage, which will effect increased enrollment in state Medicaid programs and state-subsidized hospitals and medical centers.
The state coalition includes Texas, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. The co-plaintiffs are Pius X Catholic High School, The Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America, Catholic Social Services, Stacy Molai and Sister Mary Catherine, CK.
 
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Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
February 27, 2012 11:33am
 
 
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and Original Intent are two books all, including Facts, should read. Also Hillsdale College has an excellent course on the Constitution ... Read More Read More
 
 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
February 24, 2012 4:27pm
 
 
"Facts only"...so, I guess you think that obama's Government infringing on the rights of religious organizations 'does not' effect you or anyone else in Texas? ... Read More Read More
 
 
Facts only please  
TX  
February 24, 2012 8:20am
 
 
What a waste of tax payer's money...Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott needs to focus on crime in our state instead of taking on the WH.
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
February 23, 2012 3:10pm
 
 
New column posted.
 

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