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AUL Fight Continues with 14th Brief
By JGillman, Section News
While we have our own fights in opposition of Obamacare and the federal government intrusion and overreach, there are others who are fighting it on different fronts.
Americans United for Life is defending First Amendment Freedom of Conscience rights in an another amicus curiae brief filed in response to Obamacare's mandates. In its 14th brief defending conscience rights in light of Obamacare's mandates, AUL argues in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama Administration's "HHS Mandate" violates the First Amendment freedom of conscience by forcing employers to provide insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices--without regard to the employers' freedom of conscience or their religious beliefs.
Our insurance plan has this mandatory provision and expense. Strangely, it is in-your-face in bold letters as well on the policy information. (perhaps as a service from our insurer - to rile us up?)
AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest says:
"Forcing Americans who do not support an abortion-oriented political agenda to pay for and comply with the HHS Mandate is anti-American. AUL has outlined and advocated for life-affirming healthcare throughout this entire process. Real healthcare respects life, rather than punishing citizens who refuse to comply with an abortion-oriented agenda."Indeed.
AUL's brief was filed in Eden Foods, Inc. v. Sebelius, a case filed by Eden Foods, the oldest natural and organic food company in North America, and Michael Potter, the founder and sole shareholder of the company. Motivated by his faith, Potter has refrained from paying for surgical abortions, contraception and life-ending drugs and devices in the company's health insurance coverage. Eden Foods filed a lawsuit to protect its conscience rights when the HHS mandates were issued.
In March of this year, a federal judge in Michigan denied a preliminary injunction to Eden Foods and Mr. Potter, a decision that forced them to comply with the unconstitutional HHS Mandate. They appealed to the Sixth Circuit.
Freedom to practice ones faith is at risk.
AUL's brief, available here, demonstrates that the life of a new human begins at conception, and that "emergency contraception" can act as a life-ending drug. The brief also notes that forcing employers to provide coverage for such drugs against their beliefs violates their constitutionally protected freedom of conscience.
The brief was filed on behalf of the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, National Catholic Bioethics Center, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro Life Nurses. Dr Yoest says:
"Across the country, AUL and others have filed substantive arguments against Obamacare, targeting its Achilles heel - its unconstitutional use of the law to compel compliance with an abortion agenda,"Adding to a list of usurpations.
If you know what I mean.
If you need more information on life-affirming healthcare, visit AUL's unique project, "Real Healthcare Respects Life"
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