Contact: Nina Coppola
“The threats to the preborn child and religious liberty resulting from this law are far more dangerous to this nation than anything the law purports to solve.”
June 28, 2012
Colorado Springs, Colo. – CitizenLink Executive Director Tom Minnery issued the following statement today responding to the ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on President Obama’s federal healthcare law. CitizenLink is the policy advocacy arm of Focus on the Family.
“We are deeply disappointed that this law will continue, absent a political solution, to weaken us as a nation. It forces taxpayers to subsidize abortion, expands the size of government, and infringes on our fundamental rights of religion and conscience.
“While we can all sympathize with the aims of reducing the cost of healthcare insurance and expanding coverage to more Americans, we are not convinced that this law would accomplish those goals. We are also adamant that the threats to the preborn child and religious liberty resulting from this law are far more dangerous to this nation than anything the law purports to solve.
“There are other lawsuits still going forward challenging the reality of various parts of Obamacare. Those are not affected by today’s decision. Most important to us are the 23 lawsuits filed against the HHS mandate requiring most employers to fund coverage for possible abortion-causing drugs and contraceptives for their employees, even when that conflicts with their deeply held religious or moral beliefs.”
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