For those of you that are not familiar with the issue, the Obama administration, as part of the ObamaCare federally mandated health care deal, made it mandatory for businesses to include in their medical coverage, what is called “The morning after pill.” The pill causes a woman to discharge any embryo that is in her reproductive organs. This pill has only one use. If a woman has unprotected sex and doesn’t want to face the consequences of her actions by becoming pregnant, then the morning after having that sex, she can take a pill to remove the chance of any fertilized egg implanting itself in her womb.
Since Evangelical Christians believe that life starts at conception, this is nothing more than a heinous abortion pill. Christian employers are furious over this mandate, saying that Government has no business forcing them to provide a murder weapon. They look upon this issue as the same as a person buying a gun, knowing full well that the person they buy it for, is going to use it to go on a mass murder spree. I happen to agree with their logic. So when I saw this story at ABC News, I had to share it with you. Here are some excerpts from the story.
Hobby Lobby Goes to Court with Feds Over Morning After Pill
By Ariane de Vogue
Christian owned and operated Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court challenging a mandate in the Obama administration’s health care law that requires most employer health insurance plans to provide coverage for contraception and the morning after pill without requiring a co-pay. There are about 27 lawsuits challenging the mandate, and Hobby Lobby, which owns about 500 arts and crafts stores across the country, is the largest for-profit business to do so.
“Our faith is being challenged by the U.S. government,” said Hobby Lobby’s founder and CEO David Green in a conference call today. He said the company opposes having to provide ”abortion causing drugs” that go against his family faith. “We cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with the mandate.”
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing Hobby Lobby Stores, argues that the Obama administration’s policy violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as well as the Free Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution. ”Religious liberty is the birthright of every American whether they are running a business, sitting in a church or operating hospital,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund.
Tuttle believes the claim of a for-profit business would be more difficult to prove, because courts have been generally less sympathetic to claims of religious liberty by commercial entities, but he did note a recent case — Newland v. Sebelius – in which a judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
Does The Federal Government Have The Right To Force Employers To Do Things Against Their Religion?
This is just another example folks of how the Federal Government is taking away our constitutional rights concerning the free practice of religion. Big brother government and Christianity are not simpatico. Unrestrained and un-checked government will always try to usurp the role of God in people’s lives. That is why we started with a constitution that limited the power of government in the lives of people. Now we see what has happened as slowly but surely people have stopped understanding this principle and have not called the government on the carpet for their intrusion into the liberties of it’s people.
Do you think it is right for the Federal Government to force businesses to go against their beliefs? I want to hear your reasons why. What do you think will be the next thing that government requires of it’s people that goes against their beliefs? Identification chips?