Senator Marco Rubio Introduces Bill Protecting Religious Org
Senator Marco Rubio Introduces Bill Protecting Religious Organizations from ObamaCare
US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 that will expand the nearly nonexistent exemption for religious employers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. As it now stands, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is forcing religious employers to pay for contraceptives, sterilization services, and abortion-inducing drugs for their employees.
In a failed attempt to respond to complaints, the DHHS has given religious organizations one year to adapt to the ObamaCare mandate. Senator Rubio’s proposed bill will protect religious organizations from ObamaCare’s mandate to provide contraceptives, sterilization services, and abortion-inducing drugs.
Senator Rubio said, “This is a common sense bill that simply says the government can’t force religious organizations to abandon the fundamental tenets of their faith because the government says so.” The text of the legislation is available here on the Liberty Counsel website.
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, said “ObamaCare is a direct attack on the moral and religious beliefs of our nation. One year will not change religious tenets that have been in place for thousands of years. This administration has pressed its radical pro-abortion agenda on the American people and around the world. Senator Marco Rubio’s bill is designed to protect religious organizations and protect the right of conscience. ObamaCare is an assault on our freedom.”
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