Oppose the HHS Mandate, Support HB 1314, 1315 & 1417!
If you object to Obamacare requiring you to pay for a health insurance plan that covers birth control, abortion pills (even for ten year olds without parental notice or consent) and sterilization operations, then please contact the members of the Commerce and Labor Committee (list below) immediately!
HB 1314: Protects employers from being forced to comply with the HHS mandate. HB 1315: Protects individuals who buy their own health insurance, from being forced to buy a HHS-mandate compliant policy. HB 1417: Provides that Virginia is not obligated to provide abortion pills, sterilizations, and birth control drugs and devices to its employees.
--President Obama’s HHS mandate forces businesses and individuals to provide and purchase birth control, early abortion pills and sterilizations or face fines of $100 per day, or $2000 per year per employee.
--The Founders proclaimed our First Amendment recognizing religious freedom as a natural right. The HHS mandate violates religious liberty.
--Arizona and Missouri already passed laws in 2012 countering the HHS Mandate. Missouri’s legislature overrode their Governor .
--A Dean at Catholic University Law School, and former U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner under Reagan, and another attorney who beat Barack Obama in a First Amendment Case in the U.S. Supreme Court were among those who helped draft the bills.
CEO David Green of Hobby Lobby has 500+ craft stores (4 in Virginia) and 22,000 employees. He faces fines of $1.3 million per day for refusing to comply with the HHS Mandate. Forty-plus lawsuits have been filed to challenge this mandate, yet Congress has not passed a law to defund or stop it. States must step up, in the spirit of the 10th Amendment, to protect its citizens.
Two recent news stories indicate that Republican leaders want to kill “social issue” bills to avoid media controversy, so I need your help more than ever to protect our religious liberty and rights of conscience!
Few people take the time to communicate with their elected representatives at the state level, so your effort will make an impact. Please ask a friend or two to join this effort! To learn who represents you, click here.
Thank you for your time and diligence in protecting our religious liberty!