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Obama birth control
mandate loosens lawsuits

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/27/2013 11:08:47 PM

New York - The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama´s health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Faith-affiliated charities, hospitals and universities have filed dozens of lawsuits against the mandate, which requires employers to provide insurance that covers contraception for free. However, many for-profit business owners are also suing, claiming a violation of their religious beliefs. The religious lawsuits have largely stalled, as the Department of Health and Human Services tries to develop an

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0bamaCare must be fought on all fronts, especially state governments and Congress. It must be repealed. To expect one man, Chief Justice John Roberts the only one that can flip this 0bamanation is ludicrous. You might as well have the Dark Knight show up and fight the Joker.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/28/2013 12:15:16 AM     (No. 9143406)

Roberts has been tested on Obamacare and found severely wanting, so people had better fight it on all fronts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/28/2013 1:08:00 AM     (No. 9143431)

AP article ignores the First Amendment to the Constitution, which was written to prohibit the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion or impeding the free exercise of religion. Demanding that religious institutions and individuals disobey their faith´s teachings to provide abortifacients appears to be "impeding the free exercise of religion".

It would probably not be a stretch to say that the HHS mandate also violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment because it makes Obama the Supreme Being. For it is Lord Obama who determines what are proper religous beliefs, practices and morality for each and every religion he commands, and not the Pope, the College of Cardinals or 2,000 plus years of Church doctrine.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/28/2013 2:30:29 AM     (No. 9143453)

I have no insider knowledge of these lawsuits or how adamant they are about contraceptives but I have to believe the abortion pill is the big hangup.

Sure,there´s religious purists that don´t even believe in birth control pills but I don´t think they´re the main drivers.

Then you have some that are opposed on Constitutional grounds like poster # 2 said.

Robert´s ruling abut the fine being a tax was way off mark.The House ways and means committee is supposed to be in charge of raising revenues.Now you have Sebilius pulling a 50% surtax on smokers.
Obamacare is an anytime,anywhere tax increase without going through any legislative challenges.

You also had Obama intimidating the SC while it was still under review,calling it a bi partisan,duly passed law.

The bill was passed without 60 votes which means it should have had a sunset provision like the Bush tax cuts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/28/2013 3:35:02 AM     (No. 9143469)

How come muslims and other favored groups are excluded from Barry´s abortion rule? Hmmmm?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/28/2013 10:22:10 AM     (No. 9143918)

What bothered me most about Roberts´s(ptoo, ptoo I spit on his name)ruling was his insipid statement that the Court was NOT the last chance for the citizen to have grievances addressed.........that would have been news to the Founders.


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