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Good evening I'm -- -- they are fired up and ready to go all the way to the Supreme Court if they can't.
And it's not just the Catholic Church up -- -- -- chief national correspondent Jim Angle looks at various groups fight for religious freedom.
For leading Catholics are increasingly angry about what they call an unprecedented decision to force Catholic schools hospitals and charities to -- contraceptives including drugs that induced abortion.
This has -- become.
The most critical religious liberty challenge.
That we face in the United States today about a very serious issue.
Talk about a constitutional militia were -- about religious freedom.
So you -- -- serious one senator says the dozen lawsuits filed this week are certain to -- the Supreme Court because the administration is violating the constitution.
-- forty years of congressional action.
Religious liberty and a fundamental Tenet both in the constitution.
And every health care law.
Except this one since 1973.
In fact congress' best eleven laws since 1973.
To prevent government.
From forcing people to violate their religious beliefs.
The latest was the religious freedom restoration act of 1993.
Championed by democratic senators Chuck Schumer and Teddy Kennedy.
He says that if you substantially burden the free exercise of religion you have to have a compelling governmental interest and their can't be a less restrictive way of doing it.
On all of these tests the federal mandate on contraception fails.
Depth of feeling among Catholics is captured in this web video showing the believe -- life.
Forged in steel.
Similar views are reflected in a Marist poll which found that three out of four Americans 74 to 26 -- Believe freedom of religion should be protected even if it conflicts with other laws 64% of Democrats agreed with that 74% of independents and 86% of Republicans.
The White House try to argue it was not forcing gambling institutions to violate their moral beliefs saying in their insurance companies and analysts.
No religious university.
Or religious organization we'll have to pay for or refer for contraceptive services services.
And no religious institution will have to provide these services directly but -- immediately dismiss that as a distinction without a difference.
Who's the insurance company for the Catholic Church does the Catholic Church we have self insurance we pay for the insurance where were not self insured.
So the administration now finds his cell -- and a monumental struggle over religious freedom.
One more -- obligation for the health care law some analysts also wonder why the broadcast networks had given this battle so little coverage.
The top three has been a total of nineteen seconds on the suits.
Since they were filed on Monday.
-- more on this of the panel Jim thank you --
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