“Obamacare is on a collision course with our liberty generally,” explains Heritage’s Jen Marshall in our latest video, “and the first casualty is religious freedom.”
The Obama Administration’s latest mandate that religious employers must provide services that are fundamentally at odds with their religious beliefs is an assault on the religious freedom of all Americans of conscience. But despite harsh criticism from across the political and religious spectrum, the Administration has refused to back down. Furthermore, as Heritage’s Jennifer Marshall notes in the video, the President never even put in place his so-called accommodation. The regulation was published as written back in August.
The Obama Administration announced this policy back in August. There was a huge outcry as there should be against this religious liberty violation. As a result, the Obama Administration issued what it called an “accommodation”. This was no resolution at all to the religious liberty question at the heart of the matter. And what’s more, it ended up just being talk because at the end of the day, the Obama Administration filed the final regulation exactly as it had been written back in August. There was no change at all.
As Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute explains, while this particular violation of religious liberty is bad enough, we can expect much more as Obamacare continues to be implemented.
“Every time they try to fix this, they wind up slamming into another part of the Constitution,” she explains in the video, “and it shows that this law is fundamentally, down to its DNA, unconstitutional.”
And nothing short of a full repeal of Obamacare is required.