Healthcare reform violates First Amendment: Forces abortion insurance mandate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012/Christian Newswire --

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACT) violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment by forcing some individuals to personally pay a separate abortion insurance premium in defilement of their religious beliefs, according to "friends of the court" (amici curiae) filed with the Supreme Court by the Life Legal Defense Foundation, Bioethics Defense Fund and others.

"The ACT has nestled within it a hidden 'abortion health insurance premium mandate'," said Dana Cody, Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation. "The ACT includes inescapable requirements that all individuals who are enrolled in a health plan -- either on their own or by their employer -- include abortion services in the coverage. This will encumber the conscience and free exercise rights of millions of Americans by imposing an unconstitutional burden."

Today's filing with the Supreme Court argues:

The ACT and its individual mandate violate the Free Exercise Clause by imposing an "Abortion Premium Mandate" without regard to religious objection.

The ACT contains an "Abortion Premium Mandate" that compels enrollees in certain health plans to pay a separate abortion premium from their own pocket, while denying enrollees the ability to decline abortion coverage based on moral objection.

Our nation has a long and deeply-rooted history of respecting and protecting the conscience rights of individuals to not be forced into the practice or funding of elective abortions.

Our founders' protection of individual liberty, including religious liberty, is directly undermined by the ACT's transgression of the constitutional limits on congressional power.

"This ACT and President Obama want citizens to have their choices impermissibly limited by being forced to choose between their conscience and a health insurance plan that requires an abortion premium," said Cody. "How could Congress allow for this ACT to make pro-life individuals pay for a pro-abortion agenda?"

The brief can be read here
.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
Operation Rescue May 27, 2015, 11:29 am
open book Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
LifeNews May 27, 2015, 10:16 am
LifeNews May 27, 2015, 10:42 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog May 27, 2015, 10:56 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog May 27, 2015, 10:48 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog May 27, 2015, 11:13 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog May 27, 2015, 11:05 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 9:57 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 9:49 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 3:11 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 8:52 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 10:55 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 10:29 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 10:02 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Point May 27, 2015, 10:54 am
NoisyRoom.net May 27, 2015, 9:43 am
NoisyRoom.net May 27, 2015, 10:14 am
LifeNews May 27, 2015, 9:39 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 8:37 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 27, 2015, 11:11 am
Bound4LIFE May 27, 2015, 9:30 am
A Voice for Hope May 27, 2015, 9:47 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 6:59 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 7:15 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 8:03 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 5:41 am
Challies Dot Com May 27, 2015, 6:11 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 4:08 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 2:30 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 2:27 am
DFW Catholic.org May 27, 2015, 1:12 am
Albert Mohler's Blog May 27, 2015, 1:16 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog May 27, 2015, 2:03 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog May 27, 2015, 12:03 am
Les Femmes - The Truth May 26, 2015, 10:26 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth May 26, 2015, 10:55 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 7:10 pm
Rebelution May 26, 2015, 8:18 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 6:59 pm
The Black Kettle May 26, 2015, 6:40 pm
Fletcher's Blog May 26, 2015, 6:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 5:33 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 6:26 pm
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 5:56 pm
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 5:59 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 5:34 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 6:12 pm
joy of nine9 May 26, 2015, 6:02 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 3:52 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 5:01 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 5:18 pm
Alex Schadenberg May 26, 2015, 5:14 pm
A Catholic Life May 26, 2015, 5:54 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road May 26, 2015, 5:45 pm
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 5:29 pm
MCCL Blog May 26, 2015, 5:03 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 4:52 pm
The Black Kettle May 26, 2015, 4:49 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 3:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 3:17 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 6:49 pm
The Point May 26, 2015, 4:05 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 3:34 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 4:15 pm
jillstanek.com May 26, 2015, 3:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 1:15 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 12:58 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 1:31 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 12:29 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 12:55 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 2:17 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 2:37 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 2:35 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 2:53 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 2:28 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 3:07 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE May 26, 2015, 3:15 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) May 26, 2015, 2:27 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 1:33 pm
The Black Kettle May 26, 2015, 2:20 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 8:26 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 12:09 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 1:12 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 3:28 pm
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 12:53 pm
Happy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Happy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 11:51 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 10:13 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 11:33 am
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 11:50 am
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 11:25 am
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 12:00 pm
jillstanek.com May 26, 2015, 12:00 pm
The Common Room May 26, 2015, 11:47 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 10:15 am
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 11:28 am
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 10:44 am
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 10:59 am
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 10:11 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 10:21 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 12:52 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS May 26, 2015, 10:48 am
Operation Rescue May 26, 2015, 10:17 am
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 10:28 am
LifeNews May 26, 2015, 9:42 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 8:40 am
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 9:04 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 9:10 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 9:21 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 11:04 am
Christian Coalition Blog May 26, 2015, 9:56 am
Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma May 21, 2015, 9:40 pm
NoisyRoom.net May 26, 2015, 9:05 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 11:01 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 26, 2015, 11:00 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! May 26, 2015, 8:18 am
Challies Dot Com May 26, 2015, 8:01 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 6:46 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 5:21 am
Challies Dot Com May 26, 2015, 6:33 am
DFW Catholic.org May 26, 2015, 1:12 am
The Black Kettle May 26, 2015, 1:50 am
jillstanek.com May 26, 2015, 1:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog May 26, 2015, 1:03 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life May 26, 2015, 12:20 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases May 25, 2015, 12:54 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE May 26, 2015, 12:10 am
Truth and Charity Forum May 26, 2015, 12:01 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog May 26, 2015, 12:03 am
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
PM Notes May 25, 2015, 7:36 pm
joy of nine9 May 25, 2015, 8:24 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE May 25, 2015, 8:15 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog May 25, 2015, 8:03 pm
Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
PROTEST THE LEFT Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 5:51 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 5:32 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 6:00 pm
The Black Kettle May 25, 2015, 5:41 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 4:02 pm
Alex Schadenberg May 25, 2015, 5:49 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 4:32 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 5:02 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE May 25, 2015, 5:10 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 3:49 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 3:12 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 2:10 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 2:05 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 3:04 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 2:31 pm
The Interim May 25, 2015, 2:26 pm
The Black Kettle May 25, 2015, 2:31 pm
Soconvivium May 25, 2015, 2:26 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 11:40 am
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 2:28 pm
DFW Catholic.org May 25, 2015, 1:34 pm
Christian Musician...Pro Life! May 25, 2015, 2:54 pm
Reflections of a Paralytic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews May 25, 2015, 1:30 pm