Obama Administration's Attack on "Senseless" Religious Liberty

The administration has already used Obamacare to justify an unprecedented level of intrusion into the personal health care decisions of Americans. Now the Obama administration is using the health care law to justify depriving Americans of one of their most basic rights: the right to freely practice their religion. America was founded on the belief that each person should be able to follow his or her religion and the dictates of his or her own conscience free from government interference. The Founders considered this right so fundamental that they chose to make it the first right listed in the Bill of Rights. Now the Obama administration has decided that Obamacare gives it the authority to overturn two hundred and twenty-five years of freedom and force Americans to pay for services that violate the tenets of their faith. This is an unacceptable government intrusion into matters of conscience, and Republicans will not let it stand.