A.L.L.:"Obama betrays oath of office; the U.S. Constitution"
(Stafford, VA)--Paul E. Rondeau, executive director of American Life League, issued this statement regarding President Obama's announcement of an "adjustment" to his HHS/Obamacare mandate that all insurance policies must cover contraception, abortafacient drugs, and sterilization for 'free.'
"The danger in dealing with the visions of the self-anointed is that they come to believe that they are justified in forcing their will on the less enlightened. In President Obama's case, that means everybody who disagrees with him.
In the midst of a firestorm he himself created by dictating abortion funding via private insurance on religiously affiliated organizations, Obama's solution is to expand his abortion funding scheme even further.
There is no such thing as free insurance. This "adjustment" means that every man, women, and child with private insurance is now forced to subsidize abortion drugs, contraception, and sterilization just by paying their insurance premiums.
This is not only a slap in the face to Catholics and a violation of the rights of all who hold religious or conscience objections. This president's obsession with abortion has led him to betray his oath of office, the United States Constitution, and the citizens of America for whom he works.
Obama's willingness to violate the rights of one person or one group puts the liberty of all Americans --including so-called "pro-choicers"-- at risk. It is obvious that this president does not feel constrained by either the Constitution or the will of the people.
We call on all citizens, all religious leaders, and all elected representatives to demand that President Obama reverse course immediately."
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Media inquiries, please contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540.659.4171 or PRondeau@ALL.org.
American Life League, the nation's oldest Catholic pro-life advocacy and education organization, was founded in 1979 by Judie Brown. Mrs. Brown has been appointed to the Pontifical Acadedmy for Life three times. Her twelth book, The Broken Path: How Catholic Bishops Got Lost in the Weeds of American Politics, is now available in print and e-book editions.