Rep. Gosar: Religious Freedom Doesn’t End at the Shop Door

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today concerning ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate:

For Immediate Release
Date: March 25, 2014

 

Contact: Garrett Hawkins
Garrett.Hawkins@mail.house.gov

Rep. Gosar: Religious Freedom Doesn’t End at the Shop Door

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today concerning ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate:

“This is yet another example of the federal government overstepping its constitutional bounds. The government cannot impose a mandate on business owners that requires them to choose between their religion and their livelihood. Americans’ constitutional and God-given right to religious freedom doesn’t end at the shop door; a business owner who believes that paying for contraceptives that can potentially put an end to human life is immoral shouldn’t be forced to do so. I call on the Supreme Court to protect the sanctity of the First Amendment by striking down this appalling mandate.”

BACKGROUND
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius are the two cases challenging ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate, which requires businesses to provide their employees with health insurance that includes access to free contraceptives. The owners of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. contend that paying for certain contraceptives is a violation of their First Amendment right to religious freedom.

Four of the FDA’s approved contraceptives can potentially terminate a pregnancy.

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