Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034, [email protected]; both with Operation Rescue/Pro-Life Nation
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 split decision this morning upholding Obamacare as constitutional as a tax. The Court also ruled that Congress can levy penalties on individuals with no health insurance.
"We will not comply with this socialistic and oppressive law that forces us to not only purchase insurance we may not want, but more importantly, forces us to violate our consciences and fund abortion coverage," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "We must demand that Congress change the law for the good of our nation. If Congress will not change it, we still will not comply."
In a shocker, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the majority and wrote the opinion. Dissenting were Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito.
Details of the ruling are still being sorted out. Operation Rescue will comment further as more details become available.
About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. Click here to support Operation Rescue.
About Pro-Life Nation
Pro-Life Nation is an initiative of Operation Rescue that offers a goal-oriented strategy to end abortion. For more visit ProLifeNation.org and read our new booklet that details our strategy.