A.L.L.: "Obama betrays oath of office; the U.S. Constitution"
STAFFORD, Va., Feb. 13, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Paul 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, abortion inducing drugs, and sterilization for "free."
"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.
"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.
"This is not only a slap in the face to Catholics and a violation of the rights of all who hold religious or conscious 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."
Media inquiries, please contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540.659.4171 or [email protected]
Judie Brown founded American Life League, the nation's oldest Catholic pro-life advocacy and education organization, in 1979. Mrs. Brown has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life three times. Her twelfth book, The Broken Path: How Catholic Bishops Got Lost in the Weeds of American Politics, is now available.