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Tonight President Obama has some very unhappy states -- new blow -- is over birth control and insurance coverage seven states are now taking the Obama administration to court.
-- are suing to block the HHS contraception mandate the attorneys general of Texas Florida and Michigan Nebraska Ohio Oklahoma and South Carolina off filing a lawsuit.
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott -- a presence birth control compromise.
Nothing but a shell game attorney general Abbott joins us Canadians there.
Good evening Greta great to see you again.
Nice it nice to have I not just another clear this is different then the health care debate over the individual mandate that's in the Supreme Court this is a different.
A different issue but tell me what it is and where it's filed.
This is a a separate lawsuit and new lawsuit and better to put in context we need to remember exactly what Nancy Pelosi said two years ago.
You say when he tipped pass Obama -- to find out what's in it.
And that's exactly what Americans have been finding out over the past two years ever since the law was passed the newest thing that we found is this new mandate issued by the Obama administration.
That is violating the freedom of religion.
About religious institutions across the country -- causing a great divide especially in the Catholic Church what the Obama administration is now trying to do.
-- trying to force religious institutions.
And to providing products.
Contrary to the religious conscious of Catholics and religious organizations across the country.
These are products they can it be provided by congress by the administration.
And perfectly legal ways without trampling the religious liberties of religious organizations but Obama is failing and refusing to do that.
And said he is declaring war on religion here in the United States of America.
-- just a little clip now this is in this rule came from HHS is that right from mild weather up the rules from the health care bill.
That -- the contraception.
Which met and knowing that -- HHS was elected by the people in fact.
The people elected congress -- costs the healthcare bill and congress essentially just outsourced it to somebody else -- routinely done right that's that's my my complaint is that the people who are doing the starting an elected officials.
But what Greta that's an incredibly important points and again go I'm back in time.
But even many of the Democrats who voted for the Obama care bill that led to this regulation being issued by HHS.
They voted with it with the understanding.
That this would not infringe upon religious organizations and that religious organizations would be exempted.
Only to learn now -- this new mandate that the promise that Obama.
And Nancy Pelosi provided to them that religious organizations would not be trampled on.
That promise has not come true in fact has been violated.
Why does it -- spot -- that funny but that have never liked the idea that.
That not elected officials makes -- sweeping decisions for the country regardless of what is art now there are seven states -- F filed in your case and that part of it in the ended that your case.
-- the other side now but nineteen or so that are part of the health care mandate are they going to be joining with you do think.
Right you may recall that when we found the original obamacare lawsuit it began with thirteen states ending group's 26 states.
Here we've started with seven states this is something that was put together in a very quick fashion after the mandate and after Obama promised.
That he would correct the mandate which he never really did.
And so we put this together real quick over the last couple weeks with the leadership.
Of the great attorney general from Nebraska.
And we put together seven states and -- just like with the original obamacare lawsuit we expect the number of states to join in this laws lawsuit to grow.
And -- just about the health care -- -- -- mandate one I assume that day your -- goes live but that there will be a decision.
By the end of the Supreme Court term which would be the end of June.
So I know what the individual mandate is unconstitutional or not and someday you know I should -- we're talking about the -- ability closets not in that.
And wish it could have profound impact but by the end of -- people and on the mandate.
We well -- see that does relate to this lawsuit the oral arguments in the bunker case will be the last week of march.
The decision will come out the last week of June and here's the deal.
-- Obama care is stricken down in -- so that means that it will it will basically -- this new lawsuit that we just -- if however.
The individual mandate component of the obamacare lawsuit.
Is severed out from the remainder of obamacare and the remainder recently -- allowed to.
We will need to press on with this lawsuit that we fell this week.
-- you see is sitting there is usually -- several billion clause written into a loss of that that can happen that apart can be carved out declared on constitutional.
That's not in this which should mean I would just it would be part of the litigation but that's most fascinating thing is if congress forgot to put -- -- deliberately didn't put that clause in -- -- -- come.
-- very portable say during general thank -- -- the last word on that one thank.
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