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Friday, October 19, 2012

Archdiocese of Miami Sues Feds Over HHS Mandate...

Adding to a growing list of universities, hospitals, businesses and organizations that have filed legal suits against the federal government, because of the Health and Human Services mandate, that forces employers to provide free contraception, morning-after abortion pills and sterilization to female employees as part of the new Obamacare health insurance coverage law, Archdiocese of Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski announced that they too are taking the feds to court.

During a press conference on Friday, the Archbishop stated that the Archdiocese of Miami, Catholic Health Services and Catholic Hospice have filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court against secretaries Kathleen Sebelius of HHS, Hilda Solis of Labor, Timothy Geithner of Treasury and their respective departments, for violating the Religious Restoration Act and the free exercise of religion and free speech clauses of the First Amendment.

The mandate, announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is ironically Catholic, earlier this year, forces all employers, including religious institutions that oppose abortion, artificial birth control and sterilization, as tenets of their faith, to either comply and, go against their consciences, or face heavy fines and penalties.

For devout Catholics, who understand and believe the Church teachings that any artificial attempt to interfere or stunt the natural procreative human process is interfering with God's life-giving grace, the mandate is unacceptable.

Already, more than 100 plaintiffs, including non-Catholic Christian and Jewish groups, who understand the threat this represents to religious liberty, have filed over thirty separate lawsuits challenging the mandate...  

2 comments:

kendallseo said...

Nice blog on the Catholic Christian and Jewish groups!
Miami Ram

Carlos Espinosa said...

Thanks. God bless...