In a recent ruling by the Obama Administration, churches in California are being forced to pay for abortions through the Affordable Care Act.
Abortions are covered in Obamacare under “basic health services”, but the Obama Administration has ordered all insurance companies to pay for surgical abortions.
No church in California is safe.
In October 2015, a number of churches joined in a lawsuit against the ruling that has been moving though the courts.
The Department of Health and Human Services was investigating the matter and found that there was no violation, so they are closing the investigation. They will not look into this matter any further.
What does that mean? It means that the Obama administration is mandating churches to pay for abortions even though it is against their religious beliefs.
Pro-life leaders in congress are speaking out. Rep. Chris Smith, who is also the co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, had this to say after the ruling:
“Nearly two years after California imposed its draconian mandate that requires all insurance companies to pay for abortion the Obama Administration has reached a new low. This means that Californians, including churches, will continue to be forced to pay for elective abortions in their insurance plans.
Congress must not let this discrimination stand. We must take this issue out of the hands of the Obama Administration by moving enforcement of current conscience protections to the courts. Congress needs to enact legislation so churches and other victims have a “private right of action” so they can have their day in court.”
Currently a couple of large churches have joined together to ask the courts permission to sue the state of California.
This is far from over.
Right now, Obama is making Christian churches pay for abortions through tax dollars and it isn’t right. Stay tuned to Liberty News Now for more updates as this story develops.
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