The Supreme Court order instructs the Obama administration to do what it should have done in the first place: give due respect to the sincere beliefs of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other people of faith.
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House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday offered a full-throated defense of nuns who will challenge Obamacare’s birth control rules before the Supreme Court this week, saying there is “no good reason” to force people who embody public service to violate their faith.
“Some six million households across the country have lost the health plans that they liked, or lost their doctors, even though President Obama promised 37 times that this would not happen.”
Sen. Lankford has stated that this brief “articulates the great concern that many Americans have about our First Amendment right of the free exercise of religion. The case exposes the Obama administration’s focus on freedom of worship as our primary religious right, instead of our freedom of religion, which includes our everyday lives.”
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has invited a group of nuns fighting Obamacare’s “contraception mandate” to be among his honored guests Tuesday at President Obama’s final State of the Union address to Congress. Sisters Loraine Marie Maguire and Constance Veit will represent the Little Sisters of the Poor, a nonprofit that provides care for the elderly.
Religious freedom is a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society,” said Forbes. “The federal government should never be able to dictate to the Little Sisters, or any other religious non-profit organization, what their faith does or does not require. These organizations must remain free to support and engage in their communities as they always have— without the government forcing them to violate the very faith that motivates their selfless service.
Obamacare is fundamentally broken, and that is why I remain committed to a full repeal of this failed law. But let’s not just stop at repealing the law. Let’s also offer a health care alternative focused on patient-centered reforms that aren’t mandated by the federal government.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are appealing to the United States Supreme Court in their quest for equal treatment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A mandate in the ACA uses the strong arm of government to force the sisters to pay for drugs and procedures, including abortion-inducing drugs, which many Americans find to be ethically divisive.
A new Senate that’s back on the side of the American people will vote to move beyond all the broken promises, all the higher costs, and all the failures. We will vote to build a bridge away from Obamacare and toward better care. We will vote for a new beginning.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to hear challenges from faith-based nonprofits to the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which requires religious ministries and nonprofits to provide insurance coverage for potentially abortion-inducing drugs.