On Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to Obamacare’s birth control mandate in the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts company, sued the government and argued that it was unconstitutional for Obamacare to force a religious business owner to provide abortion coverage to employees under Obamacare. And the Supreme Court agreed with them!
While the ruling could have been a lot broader, the Court decided that the government couldn’t legally force religious owners of closely-held businesses to provide abortion drugs to their employees. Even though the law requires that this coverage be provided for free, it is unconstitutional to force business owners to violate their religious conscience by providing it.
The Court ruled that the contraceptive mandate violated the first amendment rights of business owners, except the ruling was limited to just those four drugs that induce abortions.
But I have a question: Where is YOUR exemption? Why can’t the American people opt-out of the un-Affordable Care Act?
So far, courts have ruled that religious businesses and organizations can opt-out of the birth control and abortion provisions of the law. Judges realized that it is incredibly stupid to force priests and nuns to pay for abortion/birth control coverage. And now, religious business owners have been given an exemption as well.
But no sooner had the Supreme Court ruled, Barack Obama and the Democrats had already announced plans to try to circumvent the Court’s decision! Instead of admitting that the law is horribly written and unconstitutional, the Democrats plan to introduce new legislation that forces people to pay for abortion coverage! And if the House of Representatives refuses to vote on Obamacare 2.0, President Obama announced that he plans to circumvent the Supreme Court on his own!
The President of the United States does not have the power to alter or write laws. Whether a law is created by an Act of Congress or a Supreme Court decision, the Executive Branch cannot legally or constitutionally undermine it!
But that is exactly what Obama and the Democrats are trying to do!
“If the Supreme Court will not protect women’s access to health care, then Democrats will,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters. “We will continue to fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage and keep bosses out of the examination room.”
This statement is absolutely ludicrous! No one is trying to take away a woman’s access to healthcare, and that is not what the Supreme Court did. The only thing that the Court said in its ruling is that it is illegal and unconstitutional for the government to force business owners to pay for abortion/birth control drugs if doing so violates their religious beliefs!
Women still have access to these drugs, except instead of forcing religious business owners to pay, these women need to pay for their own birth control. That is how it has always been, until the Affordable Care Act mandated free birth control coverage on August 1, 2012.
But this birth control issue is just the tip of the Obamacare iceberg.
Do you want to know why your health insurance costs have increased? In addition to adding more sick and elderly people to the insurance pools, the law mandates coverage for birth control, pediatric care, maternity care, and other ridiculous coverage… even if you don’t need it!
Why should an adult man be forced to pay for abortion inducing drug coverage?
Why should an elderly couple, well beyond their child-bearing years, be forced to pay for maternity coverage they will never use or need?
Why should a young adult who lives on his or her own be forced, by law, to pay for pediatric care even if they don’t have any children?
It just took me one minute, but I listed three ridiculous reasons that contribute to increased healthcare costs under Obamacare! Imagine how much pork and unnecessary policies we could get rid of if we scrapped Obamacare and started over!
Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Congress needed to pass Obamacare before we could all read it and find out what was in it. And as the Courts have found, there are some incredibly stupid components of the law!
It is to the point where a convent of nuns had to sue the administration to get an exemption from the birth control/abortion mandate. And do you know what the Obama administration did? Eric Holder’s Justice Department actually argued in court that nuns and priests should be forced to pay for birth control!
Enough is enough! The court ruled that religious business owners couldn’t legally be forced to violate their conscience. But why should business ownership matter?
Why should Americans have to start a business in order to have their first amendment rights respected?
The fact of the matter is that EVERYONE should be exempt from this horrible healthcare law!
But the Obama administration doesn’t see it this way… They look at the Supreme Court’s religious conscience ruling, and the first thing that the Democrats want to do is to make the healthcare law even worse! And if Congress wont vote on Obamacare 2.0, the President has promised to circumvent the Court on his own with executive orders!
We need to take a stand! We need to demand that Congress exempt We the People from Obamacare!
Congress exempted itself…The Courts exempted religious business owners… Where is our exemption?
I’ll tell you where our exemption is: It hasn’t been written yet because the American people haven’t demanded it yet!