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Supreme Court Watch

Abortion is the greatest human rights injustice of our time. We pass on the following update from Lila Rose, President of Live Action, Weds. March 26, 2014 —

When people learn the truth about the value of life and human dignity, they cringe from such totalitarian impulses as the Obama administration’s HHS abortion mandate.

It will be a while before we get a decision from the Supreme Court regarding the recent oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. There was a crowd of people gathered on the steps of the High Court who are passionate about their right to live their faith – and their right not to pay for child-killing drugs.

Let’s clear up some confusion: the Hobby Lobby case is not a “contraceptive” matter, even though so many in the mainstream media portray it that way. This is a matter of our government forcing people to pay for abortifacient drugs – chemicals that destroy an innocent human being in her first stages of life.

1. The Hobby Lobby case isn’t about contraception. In fact, Hobby Lobby’s insurance covers over a dozen forms of birth control. It’s the abortifacients – “emergency contraception” and IUDs, which are built to destroy a human embryo in case of conception – that the company opposes.

2. Even so, fertility is not a disease, and contraception is not health care. Contraceptive hormone drugs act with the false understanding that a woman’s fertility – her ability to house, nurture, and nourish new life – is a “dysfunction” that needs “correcting.” This mentality tells women that the way their bodies are supposed to work is wrong, and that they must rely on government, or a pharmaceutical company, or Planned Parenthood, to “fix” them…using a chemical the World Health Organization has labeled a Group I carcinogen.

3. Abortion drugs should not be legal. Just like contraceptives, abortifacients don’t “cure” anything, no matter how much abortion advocates try to dehumanize the innocent pre-born child into some sort of disease. Wouldn’t you expect health insurance plans to cover things that improve a person’s health? Abortifacients don’t do that – instead of healing, they kill. And they’re no picnic for the mothers who use them, either.

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Take Action on Behalf of First Amendment Rights

Join with Members of Congress who have addressed President Obama on behalf of religious freedom.

In February, Lea Carawan, Executive Director of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation announced their latest appeal to President Obama to uphold the U.S. Constitution, precisely the First Amendment’s provision for religious freedom. Here is a brief outline with the link to read the entire letter sent to the president from Members of the Congress…..

Recently, Congressional Prayer Caucus Founder and Co-chairman, J. Randy Forbes, led a bi-partisan effort to address the flagrant dismantling of our most important freedom, the right to worship God freely in the public square.

In a letter to the President, he and his colleagues called on the President to respect the democratic process he has sworn to defend, and uphold the right to free exercise of religion that this nation was founded upon, by rescinding the Agencies’ memos. Take a moment to read the details of the letter, below are a few of the highlights:

  • The Department of Labor is forcing private business owners to recognize same-sex marriage in retirement plans
  • The Department of Defense is making discriminatory determinations for benefits
  • The Department of Health and Human Services is requiring private Medicare Advantage providers to cover the skilled nursing care of same-sex married couples

Awareness is just the one important component of the battle. We The People have to do something with what we learn. People of faith have the responsibility and authority to turn this nation around. Praying for all the important elements of our nation is just one action step, we must let this Administration know they have crossed the line!

Freedom is not free; it is priceless. Please take a moment to pray and ask God what you can do. Also, support our national leaders by sending a similar letter to the President and your state elected leaders. America is worth fighting for. We must act now!

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