This is NOT equal protection under the law. Muslims and Amish are granted a religious exemption from Obamacare.
Catholics and other Christians who understand abortion to be immoral infanticide cannot be required to fund it IF other religious groups are going to be exempted from the law.
And didn't Obama claim people were lying about his health plan when they said it would require people to fund abortion?
More odious is the $1 per month surcharge on the premiums for the Health Care exchanges that will specifically go to fund abortions.
I'm disappointed that IBD is making this incorrect statement. The HHS directive requires all insurance to PAY FOR contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization WITHOUT ANY COST to the customer. No other type of treatment is being given such privileged treatment, and this is a great injustice to people who need surgery or medicine for illness or injury. Everyone has "access" to anti-fertility "services": go to a drug store or medical practitioner and pay cash, in the absence of other arrangements.
IBD is one of our best sources of conservative commentary these days - what the "Wall Street Journal" used to be, way back. If they can't give correct information, then it seems there's really no chance of getting facts through the kultursmog.
Are churches exempt from taxation? If so, they don’t have to comply with Obamanationcare.
The Constitutional Republic is gone, Federalism is gone. We have a Nationalist Democracy. IOW, whatever the elected national office holders pass, becomes law despite the Constitutional limits. The courts sees the actions of the national government as the will of the people. That is why john roberts said ""It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices."
I agree with the article, but who can it be appealed to? Since the limits of national power is no longer enforced, the only way to removed it is to put in national office holders that are against obongocare. It cant be stopped by the courts now based on violation of religious freedoms, it was ruled "Constitutional".
I’m not going along to get along anymore. The dictator can murder me.
Get ready for mandatory Sensitivity Training Classes. Not just as a condition of employment with a private company but just because the government says you have to. If you don’t take one of these government classes you will face a penalty....er.....tax.....er.....penalty.....er.....tax.
The “Secretary” could just implement a mental health program as part of Obamacare.
Of course, protected classes (minorities, homosexuals, Muslims, etc.) will get waivers.
Who needs re-education camps. Thanks John Roberts.
i just got back from 5:30 mass....here my report from “Fortnight for Freedom” last Week:
Tonight they reminded everyone about it and told us we can help by saying the Rosary, attending daily mass or praying every day...i felt like standing up and yelling “we can also vote obama out of office in November!!” I did say it to a few parishoners on the way out who absolutely agreed...
It could get much worse if he gets re-elected. I doubt any hospital can operate without some involvement with federal funds (or money taken from the taxpayers and funneled through the federal government). Obama could deny federal funds to any hospital which does not provide abortions. What’s to stop him?
Actually, its called a jizya. Convert, submit, or pay the jizya to the cause of single payer healthcare .. er, I mean Islam.