Dec. 19, 2013
Out with the old and in with the new! This New Year as many of us re-evaluate our lives and make our yearly resolutions there is also another big change which is taking place in Washington.
On January 1, 2014 the HHS mandate will take effect, which requires all healthcare plans to cover FDA approved drugs which can destroy a human embryo, sterilization services and contraception, without copay. This is the first time that the federal government will require individuals to purchase a product or services, to which they morally object.
Religious non-profits, businesses and individuals will be forced to violate their conscience and purchase a healthcare plan which includes these drugs and services, to which they object, or face crippling fines.
This New Year, there is a lot at stake when it comes to ObamaCare and the HHS mandate.
In fact, a new FRC/ADF poll found that more people oppose the HHS mandate (59%), than oppose ObamaCare as a whole (54%).
This spring the Supreme Court will hear two cases challenging the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius.
These are some of the most important cases the Supreme Court will hear this term. Freedom of religion and conscience extends to one’s healthcare plan and something we hope that Supreme Court will recognize this spring.
To learn what is at stake with the pending Supreme Court cases, check out a new Campaign for Liberty’s blog post which explains that the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case is about rights and liberty, not contraception.