The U.S. Supreme Court heard cases regarding the Affordable Care Act’s infringement on the religious conscience of American business owners Wednesday. State Sen. Emily Cain (D-Penobscot), a Democratic candidate for Congress in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, took the opportunity to let her supporters know that she stands with Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on issues of religious conscience.
“Inside the Supreme Court, oral arguments are being heard in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius,” Cain campaign manager Levi Knapp wrote in an email. “In both cases, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will argue that no employer or politician should be able to interfere with a woman’s health care decisions, including access to contraception.”
Contrary to Knapp’s assertion, the question before the Supreme Court is not whether employers or politicians should be able to “interfere” in a woman’s health care. The question before the Supreme Court is whether politicians can compel employers to provide health insurance plans that violate an employer’s religious beliefs by paying for contraception and abortifacients.
Both Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius revolve around the question of whether the religious owners of a family business, or their closely held, for-profit corporation, have free exercise rights that are violated by the application of the contraceptive and abortifacient-coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
Standing with Sebelius, Cain is sending a clear message to voters that her view of religious freedom is the same as the Obama administration.
This should be a warning against a Cain election. By standing with the Obama regime against the First Amendment Cain is sending the message that she holds the Constitution in the same disdain and disregard as Barack Hussein Obama. This should have a chilling effect on everyone with common sense.
It does not surprise me that Cain is standing against the Constitution. She has long been a big part of the problem in Augusta. She is wrong for the Maine Senate and she has no place in Congress.
I, for one have never believed that any law that has come from the federal government in recent years has passed the litmus test of being 100% Constitutional. It has always been marginal at best. The people need to not tell the government that disregarding our inalienable rights but show them as well by not voting them into office.
This will be the first public forum that I will announce that I am giving the people of District 2 a choice of who to send to DC to be a true representative of them, not someone who claims to want to represent the people and yet will also make claim that they will be the best leader. Elected official should not be leaders unless it is for the office of governor or president, all other are to be the voice of the people.
Please consider this as well as other facts that I have listed on my website; http://www.writehawes4congress.com
Thank you. Leigh Hawes of Skowhegan, Maine.
So Cain knows what is best for all of us no matter what we hold as sacred. This is the hand of Big Brother forcing their will on the rest of us no matter how much we protest unless we vote them out for ever.
How the hell did the subject of sperm flow prevention ever become such a hot button issue. speaks volume of where we are as a society. What we choose to be preoccupied by is goofy. sex, sex, sex. Keep your legs closed, your pants up, pull it the hell out or dont have sex. why is contraception or abortion a political or employer issue to begin with, we cant even win the war on poverty or drugs?.. ……….feminism
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