LLDF Submits Brief to Supreme Court “Abortion Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional”February 15, 2012 No Comments
February 15, 2012 | MariaNews.com
(TCPR.net) – Life Legal Defense Foundation Submits Brief to Supreme Court Arguing Abortion Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional.
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.”
Yesterday’s filing with the Supreme Court argues:
“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.
About the Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation is a non-profit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens, committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information, go to www.lldf.org
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