Obamacare: Its Latest Assault on Religious Freedom
With every passing day, Obamacare becomes more entrenched as the law of the land. The latest reality is a Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that requires health plans to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. Even an employer or organization with religious objections can be forced by the government to provide coverage for medications and procedures against which they have deeply-held convictions. This is an intentional act of discrimination against people's religious beliefs and a violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Obamacare HHS mandate is being challenged in court. One of those challenges is from a family-owned company that simply wants the right to administer its health plan in a way that is consistent with the owner's beliefs.
It's also worth noting that forcing insurance companies to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs "free of charge" means the cost is likely to be passed along to that insurer's customers, even those who morally oppose contraceptives and/or abortifacients.
Federal mandates should never infringe on personal liberties!
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