By Americans United for Life/Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-27-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the controversial healthcare law before the U.S. Supreme Court today “the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.” To combat that expansion, AUL has challenged the law on multiple fronts, including joining an amicus curiae brief in today’s arguments in United States Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida.
“Americans United for Life made key predictions during the healthcare debate – many of which have tragically come true,” said Dr. Yoest. “But in throwing out this travesty of public policy, the U.S. Supreme Court can negate Obamacare’s massive expansion of abortion.”
“AUL predicted that loopholes existed that could allow for individual and taxpayer funding of abortions. We were right. In the amicus curiae brief, AUL, along with lead counsel, the Bioethics Defense Fund, and other pro-life allies, notes that Obamacare violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment by effectively forcing millions of individuals to personally pay a separate premium for abortion in violation of their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.”
“AUL predicted that people’s First Amendment freedom of conscience rights could be violated by the healthcare law. We were right. Our predictions have come true on two fronts.