Texas Defends against Obamacare’s Assault on Freedom of Religion
February 23, 2012, 4:27pm
1635 views | Post a comment
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.”
• 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.
For more, click link below.
You will need Adobe Reader (or another PDF-compatible application) to view and print the file above. If needed, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader here.
|Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post comments:
|Other Breaking News
|$3,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Offender... (July 29, 2014)
Cornyn discusses Reid's refusal to allow... (July 29, 2014)
Reward offered for Most Wanted Offender from... (July 29, 2014)
BCSO: Sandbagger targets motorists on U.S. 181 (July 25, 2014)
Update: Adrianna Ximenez has been found (July 19, 2014)
CPS works to restore power (July 18, 2014)
WWII Navy veteran Pedro Devora to receive... (July 18, 2014)
Cruz: Border surge is a direct result of President... (July 17, 2014)
Texas Nationalists holding statewide border... (July 17, 2014)
Truck wraps around Lone Oak utility pole (July 16, 2014)
Reminder: Reward Now $17,500 for Most Wanted... (July 15, 2014)
Cornyn, Cuellar Offer HUMANE Act to Solve... (July 14, 2014)
Germany wins!!!! (July 13, 2014)
Officials charge duo with Rendon slaying (July 11, 2014)
Statement by Gov. Perry in Support of Israel (July 11, 2014)
Woman suffers injuries in midday crash (July 10, 2014)
UPDATE: Head-on crash kills one near Graytown (July 9, 2014)
Bexar deputies probe homicide (July 1, 2014)
Reward Increased to $17,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive (July 1, 2014)