Religious liberty has always been the bedrock of our Republic, and this latest ruling by the Trump Administration has once again returned those moral principles where they’ve always belonged, to each and every individual who believes in the “sanctity of life.”
The US Department of Health and Human Services on Friday issued new guidelines regarding the controversial contraceptive mandate under Obamacare. The new rules allow employees more discretion to withhold birth control coverage based on their moral convictions.
The ruling is a direct blow to the Obamacare mandate that requires birth control be covered with no co-pay as a preventive service.
Employees including nonprofits, private firms and publicly traded companies can stop providing contraceptives through their health provider if they have a “sincerely held religious or moral objection.”
The new guidelines would have no impact on “99.9% of women” in the United States. However, the ruling would impact roughly 120,000 women who work in approximately 200 entities that are currently involved in approximately 50-lawsuits over the issue of birth control.
The executive order originally signed by President Trump in May specifically stated “to protect and vigorously promote religious liberty” by providing “regulatory relief” for organizations that object on religious grounds to Obamacare coverage requirements for certain health services, including contraception.”
President Trump said at the time, “we will never, ever stand for religious discrimination. Never, ever.” These new guidelines simply reinforce that executive order.
However, rest assured the unhinged left has already declared war on the new ruling with the ACLU leading the charge and promising to file a lawsuit calling the ruling “blatantly unconstitutional.”
However the president made it clear Thursday that he’s more than ready to go to the mat, perhaps taking the fight all the way to the Supreme Court, vowing that religious groups should not be singled out for their political views, stating emphatically “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.”
Do you believe this issue will eventually be settled in the Supreme Court?