Obamacare violates our most basic right of religious freedom by forcing people to buy health insurance against their faith or otherwise face a penalty. The EACH Act broadens the religious exemption to ensure those who rely solely on a religious method of healing, like Christian Scientists, are not forced to purchase health insurance when these services violate their religious beliefs.
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This week, 20 states and a diverse array of organizations filed amicus curiae briefs in support of the Little Sisters, asking that the Supreme Court agree to hear their case. These groups included the Cato Institute, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, a group of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis, the Christian Legal Society, the Independent Women’s Forum, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, the Southern Baptists, the American Center for Law and Justice, and a group of law professors.
American legislators of both parties met with Middle Eastern Christian leaders to reinforce the bonds of our commitment to human rights. Bishops and priests told us firsthand about horrors they had witnessed, and about stories they had heard from their flock—kidnappings, murders, pillaging, and desecrations of holy sites.
The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees. Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the lower courts.
The Ave Maria Law School has just won its lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the Obamacare abortion mandate. A federal judge has ruled that the abortion mandate imposed on the law school is banned from enforcement. The school faced thousands of dollars in fines for refusing to abide by the mandate.
The Obama Administration is relentlessly attacking the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom by redefining it in narrow terms as “freedom of worship.” In other words, the Obama regime is willing to grant Christians the right to worship in their churches, but not express religious convictions or beliefs in the workplace or any other place outside of the confines of the church.
On Friday, August 22, the administration released an interim final rule of the HHS mandate for nonprofit organizations, as well as a proposed rule for certain for-profit businesses after the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. This is the eighth time that the rules have been amended. The Obama Administration clearly has no concern about religious liberty or the First Amendment. It only cares about paying off its abortion industry donors by forcing all Americans to subsidize the killing of unborn babies.
“Under pressure from hundreds of lawsuits, the government continues to retreat. After three losses in the Supreme Court and dozens of losses in courts below, the government continues to confuse the issues. The government issued over 70 pages of regulations, when all it needed to do was read the First Amendment. We’ll be reviewing this latest attempt with each of our clients.”
Attorney General Luther Strange on August 4, filed a friend of the court brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to overturn the U.S. District Court’s decision that he said restricted religious liberty in the case of Eternal Word Television Network v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D) had a message for Christian business owners who object to being forced to provide abortion services under Obamacare: “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation.”