Feb 09 2012

Graham Opposes Obamacare Mandates Which Violate Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced he opposes the Obama Administration’s push for mandates on contraception which forces some religious organizations to provide services which violate the pillars of their faith.  Earlier this week, Graham signed on as a co-sponsor to Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-Florida) Religious Freedom Restoration Act to rectify this overreach by the Obama Administration.


Graham said:


“The Obama Administration’s insistence that religious organizations violate their beliefs will be rejected by the American people.  Religious organizations should not be required to provide health care services that violate the pillars of their faith.  When it comes to Obamacare, this type of overreach continues to leave a bad taste in the mouths of the American people.


“The Supreme Court recently held 9-0 that religious organizations can adopt hiring practices consistent with their religious tenets.  I’m confident that Congress will ultimately overrule Secretary Sebelius’s decision.”




Background Information:

USA Today: Obama mandate on birth control coverage stirs controversy