CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA OF WASHINGTON
ACTION ALERT FEBRUARY 29, 2012
FIRST AMENDMENT UNDER ATTACK!
Dear CWA of Washington Members and Friends,
Nothing is more fundamental to Americans then our First Amendment rights. As the storm of controversy over the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate continues to brew, it becomes more apparent that Christianity is under attack.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) has introduced his “Respect for Rights of Conscience Amendment,” (S. AMDT. 1520) to the transportation bill. Blunt’s Amendment would ensure that religious beliefs are safeguarded. Insurance companies would be able to refuse to provide services that violate religious beliefs of employers or health plans.
ACTION: Contact Sens. Murray and Cantwell and urge them to support the Blunt Amendment, S. AMDT. 1520. (See contact information below.)
Earlier this year, the Obama Administration issued an interim regulation requiring health care plans to include “free” abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization in their insurance plans, except for those who meet the insignificant “religious exemption.”
In order to quell the rising tide of opposition, President Obama held a press conference where he touted his so-called “compromise” which did absolutely nothing to protect religious liberty.
Because of ObamaCare and this unconstitutional edict, most Americans will be forced to undermine their moral and religious principles and subsidize what they believe to be morally repugnant.
As much as President Obama would like us to believe this is a “women’s right’s issue,” this is really a religious freedom issue. President Obama has abused his executive power and overstepped the bounds of the Constitution.
In order to highlight the fact that the Obama Administration’s regulation remained unchanged, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) held a hearing titled, “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” As expected, Democrats on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee tried to derail the hearing by trying to refocus it away from our religious liberties and onto contraception. The simple truth, as evidenced by two papers Concerned Women for America (CWA) recently sent to the Hill that debunks the Democrats’ claims, is that there are over 4,500 Title X clinics and over 8,000 Community Health Centers that provide contraceptives to women.
For more information: www.concernedwomen.org
CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact Sens. Murray and Cantwell and urge them to support the Blunt Amendment, S. AMDT. 1520, “Respect for Rights of Conscience Amendment.”
Call Murray @ 202-224-2621 and Cantwell 202-224-3441 or their local numbers (you can find them under Federal Government in your phone books).
E-Mail: Sen. Murray http://murray.senate.gov and Sen. Cantwell www.cantwell.senate.gov/
God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.
In His Service,
Maureen Richardson, State Director
CWA of Washington
P.O. Box 143 Woodinville, WA 98072