By Thomas Brejcha -
$19,000,000.00 per year.
Those are penalties the Kennedy family and their company, AutoCam, are willing to risk paying as the cost of defending their religious liberties.
The Kennedys had designed AutoCam's group health insurance plan for themselves and their employees to be free of life destroying drugs.
But the Obama Administration's 'Abortion Mandate' forces this family to pay for abortion and birth control drugs, which they sincerely believe to be gravely immoral and contrary to the tenets of their religious faith.
We [Thomas More Society] just filed a petition in the United States Supreme Court, asking the Justices to protect the Kennedy family's right to practice their religious faith without facing ruinous penalties.
If the Obamacare Abortion Mandate is not defeated, then people of faith will be forced to check their religious liberties at the door whenever they enter the business world.
Forcing citizens to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs makes a mockery of the constitutional and statutory guarantees that citizens may practice their religious faith as well as profess it.
That's why we're working together with Catholic Vote Legal Defense Fund and a Michigan law firm to fight back against the Obama Administration's disregard for the conscientious objections of religious believers.
We cannot and will not tolerate this tyrannical mistreatment of people of faith in a society that professes to honor the fundamental civil liberties of its citizens.
Thomas Brejcha is President & Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society