U.S. Sen. Blunt Responds to President Obama’s “Compromise” on HHS Mandate

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s announcement regarding the HHS abortion-drug mandate:

“It’s still clear that President Obama does not understand this isn’t about cost – it’s about who controls the religious views of faith-based institutions. President Obama believes that he should have that control. Our Constitution states otherwise.
Just because you can come up with an accounting gimmick and pretend like religious institutions do not have to pay for the mandate, does not mean that you’ve satisfied the fundamental constitutional freedoms that all Americans are guaranteed.

I’ll continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that we reverse this unconstitutional mandate in its entirety.”

Click here to read the USCCB’s response to President Obama’s statement.

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  1. David Pannell says:

    Thank you, Senator Blunt! Very few people understand that the government does not have jurisdiction over the definition and practice of Christian charity, let alone the implications of its present position. Dare I say: if this current slate of regulations passes muster, then why wouldn’t the government require a Baptist healthcare institution to serve alcohol in its cafeteria – after all, the consumption of alcohol is otherwise lawful and optional or voluntary?

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