Today, Jan. 18, 2013, Alliance Defending Freedom announced that the Obama administration gave its opening brief which was filed on appeal in the case of Newland v. Sebelius, in which the Obama administration argued that mandating free abortion pills and birth control for private employees is a “compelling government interest.”
For anyone to understand just how abortion becomes a “compelling government interest” is difficult at best, unless perhaps, you are part of the Obama administration.
The administration is currently attempting to force small companies and their owners to provide such coverage in their insurance plans even if it is against the religious beliefs of the owners. On such company is Hercules Industries, a heating and air conditioning systems company.
Senior Legal Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Matt Bowman spoke regarding this issue, he said;
“Every American, including family business owners, should be free to live and do business according to their faith. The cost of religious freedom for this family could be millions of dollars per year in fines that would cripple their business and potentially destroy jobs if the administration ultimately has its way. In appealing the district court’s order that halted the mandate against Hercules, the administration sent a clear message that it wants to force families to abandon their faith in order to earn a living. That’s the opposite of religious freedom.”
Abortion continues to be a hot topic for Pastors and their congregations as well as businesses.
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