Obama’s selective Discrimination

Obama’s selective Discrimination

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totes

Essex Junction, VT

#1 Dec 29, 2012
Hobby Lobby
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#2 Dec 29, 2012
The First Amendment's Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/establishment_...
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#3 Dec 29, 2012
An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of their owners. They say the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion because it can prevent a fertilized egg from becoming implanted in a woman's womb.

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied the companies' request for an injunction while their lawsuit is pending, saying the stores failed to satisfy the demanding legal standard for blocking the requirement on an emergency basis. She said the companies may still challenge the regulations in the lower courts.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/atty-hobby...
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#4 Dec 29, 2012
"The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees," Duncan said. "To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs."

In ruling against the companies last month, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton said churches and other religious organizations have been granted constitutional protection from the birth-control provisions but that "Hobby Lobby and Mardel are not religious organizations."
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/atty-hobby...
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#5 Dec 29, 2012
ObamaCare Could Cause Nonprofit Hospitals To Lose Their Tax-Exempt Status: Here's How
http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidwhelan/2012/...

Right now approximately 60% of the 6,000 or so hospitals in the U.S. are nonprofit, while 25% are government-owned. The rest–fewer than 1,000–are for-profit. There’s a reason the pie cuts this way.
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#6 Dec 29, 2012
Ruling Strikes Body Blow to Obamacare

Certainly those in the mainstream media missed this or simply wanted to ignore it.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ruling-s...
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#7 Dec 29, 2012
For Kane’s 18-page opinion is a body blow to the Obamacare regulations requiring Catholic employers, hospitals and schools to violate their consciences by providing health-insurance coverage to their employees that pays for sterilization, birth control and “morning after” pills.

The plaintiffs in Newland are the owners of Hercules Industries Inc., a maker and distributor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products and equipment. They are siblings, and they are Catholic to the core.

And while they have long provided generous health benefits to their employees, the Newland family did not want to pay for abortifacients or any other procedure or drug condemned by the Church as an instrument of evil.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ruling-s...
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#8 Dec 29, 2012
Judge Kane granted their request for relief, finding that, despite the high hurdle required by a motion for a preliminary injunction, the Newlands had cleared that hurdle.

The judge didn’t have to rule on the constitutional issue. His analysis of the federal statute left him with an obvious ruling:“The balance of the equities tips strongly in favor of injunctive relief in this case.”

“Freedom of conscience has won an important victory,” Mitt Romney declared in a statement after the judge issued his ruling.“Today’s injunction preventing the federal government from forcing one family business from having to choose between keeping its doors open and violating its faith is a step in the right direction.”

“But it is only a step, not the end of the struggle,” Romney continued.“We must ensure that the same freedom to live according to one’s faith is available to all Americans.”

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ruling-s...
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#9 Dec 29, 2012
In August of 2012 Judge Kane ruled that Hercules Industries Inc. had "had cleared that hurdle", but the Hobby Lobby case has been dismissed with Sonia Sotomayor stating, "(Hobby Lobby) failed to satisfy the demanding legal standard for blocking the requirement on an emergency basis."
totes

Essex Junction, VT

#10 Dec 29, 2012
It appears to be selective to me.

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