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
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 5:20 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 5:37 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 6:38 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 6:39 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 7:01 pm
Veritas - a Blog by Sharon Hughes Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 6:32 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 6:18 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 5:24 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 4:31 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 22, 2014, 4:48 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 2:47 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 2:54 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 22, 2014, 5:57 pm
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Sep 22, 2014, 5:11 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Priests for Life Sep 22, 2014, 4:27 pm
MCCL Blog Sep 22, 2014, 1:08 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 3:58 pm
jillstanek.com Sep 22, 2014, 3:46 pm
Hyscience Sep 22, 2014, 4:46 pm
The Common Room Sep 22, 2014, 3:16 pm
Conservative Heritage Times Sep 22, 2014, 3:24 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 22, 2014, 3:15 pm
Alex Schadenberg Sep 22, 2014, 3:29 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 22, 2014, 3:28 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 22, 2014, 3:21 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 3:18 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 2:49 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 22, 2014, 2:48 pm
Hyscience Sep 22, 2014, 3:21 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:17 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 12:14 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 9:18 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:34 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:38 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:49 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:29 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 22, 2014, 2:50 pm
Musing Minds Sep 22, 2014, 1:57 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 1:53 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 22, 2014, 2:12 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Sep 22, 2014, 1:33 pm
SUNLIT UPLANDS Sep 22, 2014, 2:20 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 8:55 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 8:37 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:12 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:42 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 8:31 am
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 12:38 pm
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 1:15 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 22, 2014, 1:00 pm
SUNLIT UPLANDS Sep 22, 2014, 1:19 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 10:59 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 11:22 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 22, 2014, 12:54 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 22, 2014, 12:45 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 22, 2014, 12:45 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 22, 2014, 1:56 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 22, 2014, 3:10 pm
Operation Rescue Sep 22, 2014, 11:47 am
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 11:25 am
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 11:59 am
jillstanek.com Sep 22, 2014, 12:00 pm
The Interim Sep 22, 2014, 11:45 am
The Interim Sep 22, 2014, 11:47 am
Happy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Sep 22, 2014, 12:03 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 7:40 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 6:43 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 11:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 7:17 am
Challies Dot Com Sep 22, 2014, 12:01 pm
Priests for Life Sep 22, 2014, 10:59 am
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 10:21 am
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 10:49 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 22, 2014, 11:19 am
SUNLIT UPLANDS Sep 22, 2014, 11:19 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 9:44 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Sep 22, 2014, 10:39 am
BIG BLUE WAVE Sep 22, 2014, 11:11 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Sep 22, 2014, 10:45 am
LifeNews Sep 22, 2014, 9:48 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 22, 2014, 9:40 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 22, 2014, 9:59 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 4:49 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 4:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 9:49 am
A Catholic Life Sep 22, 2014, 10:01 am
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Priests for Life Sep 22, 2014, 9:29 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 8:01 am
Truth and Charity Forum Sep 22, 2014, 8:05 am
man with black hat Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 7:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 4:47 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 2:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 22, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 4:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 22, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 12:36 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 11:29 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 22, 2014, 10:00 am
Challies Dot Com Sep 22, 2014, 8:06 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Sep 22, 2014, 7:45 am
What Does Mike Think? Sep 22, 2014, 7:00 am
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 22, 2014, 7:25 am
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 22, 2014, 7:07 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 22, 2014, 7:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 2:47 am
jillstanek.com Sep 22, 2014, 6:00 am
The Common Room Sep 22, 2014, 6:02 am
donmargolis.com Sep 22, 2014, 1:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 4:00 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 22, 2014, 5:33 am
Challies Dot Com Sep 22, 2014, 6:10 am
After Abortion Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Pinoy Catholic Sep 22, 2014, 6:03 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma Sep 22, 2014, 4:09 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 22, 2014, 1:12 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
PM Notes Sep 22, 2014, 12:24 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 10:11 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 22, 2014, 12:03 am
A Catholic Life Sep 21, 2014, 11:07 pm
Veritas - a Blog by Sharon Hughes Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Conservative Heritage Times Sep 21, 2014, 9:10 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 21, 2014, 9:09 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 7:34 pm
Thinking Americanist Sep 21, 2014, 7:35 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 7:26 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 7:21 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 21, 2014, 6:24 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 5:31 pm
The UmBlog Sep 21, 2014, 7:03 pm
Rose and Her Lily Sep 21, 2014, 5:38 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 6:04 pm
Alex Schadenberg Sep 21, 2014, 5:18 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 21, 2014, 5:09 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 11:16 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 11:11 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 11:12 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 11:09 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Jan 20, 2011, 4:00 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Feb 26, 2012, 5:42 pm
Christian Musician...Pro Life! May 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Jan 19, 2011, 4:00 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! May 9, 2014, 9:10 am
Preborn's Weblog Apr 13, 2013, 10:36 pm
Preborn's Weblog Dec 1, 2012, 5:26 pm
Preborn's Weblog Dec 20, 2013, 10:43 pm
Preborn's Weblog Feb 7, 2012, 11:05 pm
Preborn's Weblog Feb 23, 2012, 2:11 pm
Preborn's Weblog Jan 19, 2012, 2:27 pm
Preborn's Weblog Aug 10, 2012, 8:42 pm
Preborn's Weblog May 9, 2012, 10:17 am
Preborn's Weblog Jan 27, 2012, 2:21 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 21, 2014, 3:05 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 1:24 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 2:17 pm
Bowing Down May 17, 2010, 4:12 pm
Bowing Down Mar 5, 2009, 1:38 am
Bowing Down May 20, 2010, 10:59 am
Bowing Down May 19, 2010, 5:18 pm
Bowing Down Jul 20, 2009, 4:08 pm
Bowing Down May 18, 2010, 3:21 pm
Bowing Down Mar 7, 2009, 3:23 am
Bowing Down Mar 8, 2009, 1:23 am
Bowing Down Jan 27, 2009, 11:23 am
Bowing Down Mar 6, 2009, 12:34 am
Bowing Down Dec 17, 2008, 9:21 am
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 1:45 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 8:36 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 9:13 am
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 12:51 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 21, 2014, 12:46 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 12:14 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 11:21 am