Editorial: Religious freedom v. Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide if Obamacare can force Christian universities and other faith groups to pay for abortion.

The case revolves around the Obama Adminstration’s insistence that Christian nonprofits provide health insurance for employees that includes the “morning-after” abortion pill and contraceptives.

The liberal media is trying to portray this as Christian groups denying contraception and abortion to their employees. That is patently untrue. Christian organizations don’t want to finance this unbiblical behavior through health care coverage.

Four universities from Oklahoma are involved in this case – Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Mid-America Christian University. The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic group, is part of the fight against Obamacare.

Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville and Tulsa, gave an eloquent defense of the arguments of the plaintiffs in the Zubik v. Burwell case.

“If the government had wanted to, they could have set up plans on the state and federal health exchanges that would allow women to access these particular drugs and devices,” Piper said. “In fact, there is nothing stopping the government from doing that even now. Instead, the Obama Administration has exempted billion-dollar corporations for reasons that have nothing to do with religion and is targeting Christian institutions like us, under threat of millions of dollars in crippling fines, to carry life-ending drugs like the week-after pill in our employee health insurance plans – against the beliefs and mission of our school and against the beliefs of the Oklahoma Wesleyan women who are eligible for these plans.”

That’s it in a nutshell.

America should abolish human abortion and under no circumstances make Christians pay for the murder of the unborn.