Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) yesterday told companies that operate under religious freedom guidelines that if they don’t agree with the contraception mandate in Obamacare, they “don’t have to form a corporation.”
Democrats, who when Obamacare was ruled Constitutional as a tax by the Supreme Court, were touting it as “the law of the land,” now suddenly find it difficult to accept a Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, saying that the justices “misapplied” the concept of religious freedom.
Via CNS News:
“You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation,” Schumer said.
Schumer claims the Supreme Court’s decision that closely-held firms have a right to deny coverage for certain types of birth control they find objectionable under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was “misapplied.”
“We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion – but we don’t say that they have to open up a company and go sell toys or hobby kits.”
Schumer’s comments came at a conference to push the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, a Democratic bill aimed at forcing employers to abide by the ObamaCare contraception mandate reversing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the issue.
In other words, if you rank religion over forced coverage of abortion-inducing, life-ending (abortifacient) drugs, don’t bother trying to build a successful business. Because the Democrats won’t stand for it.
Governor Cuomo’s comments about there being no place in New York for pro-life conservatives, appears to have spread to a nationwide concept for left-wing extremists.