ACLU Attacks Harvard Professor Over Obamacare Abortion Mandate

Dec 17th, 2013 | By | Category: News Posts

 

Obama never met an abortion he didn't like

Abortion is considered “health care” in Obamacare.

The Anti-Christian Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently attacked Harvard Professor Mary Ann Glendon for her public defense of Christian-run businesses that are suing over Obama’s abortion mandate in Obamacare.

Glendon, who serves on the board of the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty recently penned an Op-Ed for the Boston Globe in defense of religious liberty and freedom of conscience.

According to Glendon:

“Given the spectacles of corporate misbehavior in recent years, and the ensuing chorus of calls for corporate social responsibility, the question of whether business should have a conscience should be a no-brainer. Most people take for granted that newspapers, for example, regularly take stands on moral issues and applaud when corporations put ‘people before profits.’ But whether a for-profit business should have legal protection for its freedom of conscience is a hotly disputed issue currently before the Supreme Court.

“The court has announced that it will grapple with this question in the new year when it hears a case concerning the objections of the Green family, who own the Hobby Lobby and Mardel Christian bookstore businesses, to the Affordable Care Act’s command that they include the so-called ‘morning-after pill’ in their employee health benefit plans.”

Glendon believes businesses should be free to exercise moral conscience in how they treats their employees or how they do business. Obamacare, however, demands that Christian-owned businesses provide abortion, sterilization and contraceptive services. This isn’t health care – it’s a payoff by Obama to his abortion industry friends.

The ACLU, of course, is perfectly fine with this.

In fact, Brigitee Amiri, who is the senior ACLU staff attorney on the Reproductive Freedom Project. Here’s what she says about Glendon’s defense of freedom of conscience:

“Mary Ann Glendon turns the concept of whether corporations have a moral responsibility to be good corporate citizens on its head by arguing that they should be able to deny their employees contraceptive health coverage in violation of federal law (“Free businesses to act with conscience,” Op-ed, Dec. 8).

“Glendon says that businesses should be sensitive ‘to how their actions affect others,’ but she blatantly ignores the fair treatment of employees. The companies that have sued over rules of the Affordable Care Act are invoking their religious beliefs to get out from underneath a law that is designed to eradicate discrimination against female employees by ensuring coverage for a full range of health care.

“Freedom of conscience does not include the right to impose your religious beliefs on others. Nor does it mean the right to discriminate.”

In Amiri’s delusional world, providing women with abortion services is providing “a full range of health care” and refusing to provide such services is “imposing your religious beliefs on others.” Will businesses soon be required to provide sex change operations for their employees as well?

Only in Obamaland could every business in America be converted into an abortion provider.

 

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