ADF: “ObamaCare mandate: Pay for other people’s abortions”

February 13, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ObamaCare mandate: Pay for other people’s abortions

ADF, allies file brief with Supreme Court to challenge unconstitutional requirement

WASHINGTON — Americans should not be compelled to pay for other people’s elective abortions, argues a friend-of-the-court brief filed Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in a pivotal lawsuit regarding the constitutionality of ObamaCare. The Alliance Defense Fund and allied legal organizations joined lead counsel Bioethics Defense Fund to file the brief on behalf of numerous pro-life medical groups.

“No one should be forced to violate their conscience by paying for abortions, but that’s precisely what ObamaCare does,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “ObamaCare requires that employees enrolled in certain health plans pay a separate insurance premium specifically to pay for other people’s elective abortions and offers no opt-out for religious or moral reasons. Such a mandate cannot survive constitutional scrutiny.”

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Case Name: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida

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