Go Back   SZONE.US Forums > Current Events > News > The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation Since its founding in 1973, The Heritage Foundation has served as a research and educational institute -- a think tank -- whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense

The Heritage Foundation

Heritage Reacts to White House ?Accommodation? to Religious Liberty

Views:154
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  #1  
Unread 02.10.12, 01:03 PM
@Heritage @Heritage is offline
RSS Bot
 
Join Date: 06.09
Posts: 37,392
Heritage Reacts to White House ?Accommodation? to Religious Liberty

On 02.10.12 10:14 AM posted by Jennifer Marshall




After two weeks of increasingly intense criticism over Obamacare’s disregard for religious liberty, the White House woke up this morning in a mood to “accommodate” its critics.

Perhaps White House officials should have signaled that to Senate Democrats yesterday before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked an amendment sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) to preserve faith-based groups’ religious liberty and not force them to take actions contrary to their beliefs and teachings.

Instead, the White House maintains its goal-overriding objections of conscience to mandate insurance coverage for birth control, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization—while slightly shifting how to get there.

Under the President’s proposal, employers and employees will still bear the cost of paying for coverage of contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization because insurance companies will simply pass on the cost of this “free” service with higher premiums to the employer.

It’s clear that this route does not veer off President Obama’s current collision course with the religious liberty of faith-based groups. Those organizations provide vital services and ministries-from hospitals to religious schools to work with prisoners-across the country.

Problems like these will be with us for as long as Obamacare is the law of the land – they don’t go away with the President’s announcement.

We will continue to react to the President’s announcement in the coming hours and days.

On Monday, Feb. 13, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) will speak at The Heritage Foundation at 11:30 about how Obamacare tramples on religious liberty and freedom generally, and what can be done about it.*Join us live or tune in to watch online.



http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/10/...gious-liberty/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2007 - 20017 SZONE.US All rights reserved