Religious liberty and ObamaCare
Talking Points 12/27
- Duration 3:09
- Date Dec 27, 2012
Talking Points 12/27
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I -- Laura Ingraham in for Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight.
Religious liberty and obamacare that's -- subject of this evening's talking points and am now.
Late yesterday Supreme Court justice justice Sonia Sotomayor denied an appeal to temporarily delay the obamacare contraception handing.
It requires workers health benefit plans to cover the morning after pill and other emergency contraception.
In September hobby lobby it's a chain of more than 500 arts and crafts stores and its sister company of Christian themed book stores.
Sue the government.
Claiming that the HHS a mandate violated the religious rights of the company's owners the -- -- the greens are evangelical Christians.
The Oklahoma based company requested emergency relief from the emergency contraceptive mandate.
After a lower court denied their request for a religious exemption.
The new rule goes into effect on New Year's Day.
Although Sotomayor didn't rule on the merits of the case her refusal to grant a temporary stay of -- HHS contraception and aboard -- -- rule.
Is onerous so starting next week the company will either have to pay a daily fine.
Of one point three million dollars.
Or stop offering their employees health care or abide by the rule and violate their religious conscience now.
It's was noting that when she sat on a second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge Sotomayor ruled in favor of the religious rights of all Muslim inmate didn't who has denied our -- -- on mail in prison.
Now she was asked about that case and the religious liberty issue at her confirmation hearing.
It is a very in Horton in central.
Part of our democratic society.
That we do give.
Freedom of religion in the practice of -- -- That the constitution.
Restricts the establish that the state from establishing a religion.
And that we have freedom of expression and speech as well.
Essential to our constitution.
I agree and don't religious people who own companies.
Also have religious rights.
It turns out as many feared the president's religious exemptions -- -- contraception mandate is own narrow as to be meaningless.
Unless you employ and serve only those of your same religious faith you don't see even exemption.
So under that standard Jesus himself would not qualify.
The little sisters of the pour a saintly order of nuns who give beautiful care and housing to our nation's indigent seniors.
Have already warns that due to this obamacare mandate.
Then he may have to shutter their homes all across the United States and to be a tragedy.
This is unconscionable.
And on constitutional.
The president can and must step then to stop this madness.