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Supreme Court To Consider New Obamacare Case

by KEN KLUKOWSKI 19 Sep 2013 | Breitbart

Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again. On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers filed the first viable petition for Supreme Court review involving Kathleen Sebelius’ HHS Mandate, which requires employers to provide abortion-related insurance coverage, even if those employers have a religious objection to abortion.

Section 1001 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) requires all large employers to offer “preventive services” to their employees or face enormous financial penalties. With President Obama’s approval, Sebelius issued a regulation that defined preventive services to include access to birth control, including those that cause abortions after conception. The regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) only allows narrow exceptions, such as for churches, but leaves other religion-oriented or religiously-owned employers subject to the regulation.
Over 60 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against this unprecedented government command. Many involve nonprofit entities, such as the University of Notre Dame. But roughly 35 of these lawsuits involve for-profit businesses which are wholly owned by a person or family with a religious belief against abortion, such as devout Christians.

These lawsuits argue both that the HHS Mandate violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment as well as a federal law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The federal appeals courts have split on whether a religiously-owned business can claim religious-liberty protections and whether requiring people to provide abortion-related services is a substantial burden on religious faith.

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The ADF is right on this

and many other issues. Bump!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Oh what will they do?

I think I read awhile ago that the law includes a clause that if part of it is struck down it all is void. Is that right?

If so, I expect nothing to change.

bigmikedude's picture

The Supreme court will probably do what they seem to do best.

Lay down, roll over, and pee submissively.

I imagine all that would be done anyway if they did actually rule against Obamacare by some bizarre chance, would be just to change this one part of it, no?

I doubt it would mean anything significant as far as hindering the entire monstrosity.


Congress isn't going to do anything about Obamacare. Businesses should shut down in protest. Close their doors. Making the workers scream at D.C. to stop this unconstitutional act.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

This decision

should be an eye opener.

Michael Nystrom's picture


Yes it will be.

Will John Roberts save the day for Big Pharma and Big Finance again?

He's the man.


subverting the constitution to find Obamacare constitutional is any indication, John Roberts will follow orders. If Roberts decides religious organizations are legally responsible to fund abortions, it may be the straw that breaks the camel's back. We can only hope.