by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/14/2012
Martinsburg, WV – Remember way back, what seems like forever ago, when “pro-life” Democrat Congressman Bart Stupak made an 11th hour deal with President Obama regarding Obamacare that secured Stupak’s vote and helped the unpopular socialistic bill pass? Stupak became the Benedict Arnold of the pro-life community and decided to retire rather than face a near impossible re-election campaign after his traitorous actions against the unborn. Stupak claimed Obamacare contained “conscience protections” for pro-life people, groups, organizations and businesses so he was confident in supporting Obama’s bill.
As I have previously written, conscience protections are under attack and in no way safe from the Obama administration’s desire to impose its will on everyone. And now it seems everyone from Rick Warren to Bart Stupak is realizing just how endangered our Constitutional rights are under the Obama administration.
If you haven’t seen the news lately you might be shocked to learn that President Obama has mandated that every employer offer health insurance to employees that include contraception, birth control, and abortion inducing drugs. This of course violates the pro-life conscience of many conservative and religious employers. Lifenews.com explains what is causing the massive backlash:
“The Obama Administration issued a statement re-iterating the ‘contraceptive mandate’ requiring all insurance providers cover the full range of FDA-approved drugs and devices would remain intact. This mandate, issued in August, includes drugs that work after conception to destroy life rather than prevent it. The statement included a postponement of one year for religious groups that do not already carry contraceptives and additionally would not be exempted under last year’s narrow definition of ‘religious employer.’”
The fact is, by demanding that any employer offer insurance with items like contraception, sterilization, abortion inducing drugs etc., they are being asked to violate their religious beliefs and their conscience. This is something our government has never demanded or asked of U.S. citizens, ever. And now the Obama administration is trying to force these employers to violate their religious convictions and consciences by offering such insurance; it’s an unprecedented attack on religious liberty and freedom.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.