Skip to comments.Dems Seek Legislation to Overturn Supreme Courtís Hobby Lobby Ruling
Posted on 07/12/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT by John Semmens
Outraged by what they characterized as the Supreme Courts improper application of the Constitutions freedom of religion clause in the Hobby Lobby case, Senate Democrats are drafting a bill to overturn the Courts ruling.
Sponsor of the bill, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) declared that a bosss role in health care is confined to paying for it. He has no business deciding that he wont pay for certain medical therapies because they offend his sense of morality. My bill restores the full authority over which medical treatments will or wont be covered to the government where it belongs.
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) sought to bolster the legislative push, saying that the Constitution protects an individuals right to believe and worship as he sees fit. If an individual thinks there is a conflict between his beliefs and what the law requires him to do he is free to continue to believe what he wants, but he must still obey the laws passed by Congress. The right that is protected is a mental right to hold a belief not a blank check for non-compliant behavior.
Where the Court went wrong was in allowing an employers opposition to abortion to negate his obligation to fund this medical treatment, Schumer continued. In America the right to an abortion is an inalienable right possessed by every woman. This means that no one can refuse to acknowledge this right or attempt to impede a womans exercise of this right under the procedures stipulated by statute. The Affordable Care Act says that it is the employers duty to pay for a womans exercise of this right. If this troubles the employers conscience, well, no one has to operate a business if the tasks assigned by government conflict with his religious beliefs.
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Farce, not satire.
The current Senate is also a farce.
I thought all bills had to start in the House of Reps?
I know this is satire, but, Schumer was a sponsor of the religious freedom law which was at the center of the Hobby Lobby lawsuit. I love to see liberals have to take issue with how laws they supported are applied by a court.
Democrats are above the law, why didn’t the Supreme Court know that?
Serious problems all over the world and here at home, but all the Dems care about are free birth-control pills. Nice priorities they have, eh?
Only revenue bills (taxes) are required to originate in the House of Representatives.
They don’t need no stinking legislation. Their “messiah” has a phone and a pen. That’s how he rolls.
You WILL comply!
Talk about hemorrhagic hypocrisy from the dems. When do we start collecting these people out of their positions?