Obama Administration Wants Suit Dismissed Against HHS Mandate

The Obama Administration asked a federal court today to throw out the lawsuit filed over its mandate to force religious employers to pay for coverage of birth control and abortion drugs.
Life News reported:

The Obama administration has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Obama administration over its mandate to force religious employers to pay for coverage for birth control and drugs that can cause abortions.

This was its first opportunity to explain to the court and the country why the mandate is not illegal and unconstitutional. The Obama administration did not defend the constitutionality of the mandate, but said the lawsuit should be thrown out because the administration plans to revise the mandate to make it on insurance companies to pay for coverage rather than employers, who will still have to make referrals.

“Plaintiff’s challenge to the preventive services coverage regulations is not fit for judicial review because defendants [Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] have indicated that they will propose and finalize changes to the regulations that are intended to accommodate plaintiff’s religious objections to providing contraception coverage,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote in its brief to the Washington, D.C. District Court.

Obama officials claim the mandate does not put forth any “immediate injury” to religious groups.

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  • bg


    Obama is like the Nothing in the NeverEnding Story.. 🙁


  • Practical Jane

    This whole thing is a sham gateway for promoting Shariah Law in America. Mark my words. When right minded people protest Shariah this administration will say ‘What’s good for the Goose…’ and cite this controversy, even though that argument isn’t logical. This is about Islam.

  • Rock

    Oh crud here we go again, we have to rewrite the bill to see whats in it.

  • bg


    Practical Jane #3 February 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    totally agree, and have said so so
    many times i’ve lost count.. *sigh*


  • Missy8s

    Smell that…???

    It’s the smell of festering proglodyte fascism…

  • Adi


    we have to rewrite the bill to see whats in it.

    Nope. We have to *vote* the bill to see what’s in it.

    But don’t worry, I’ll report you to attackwatch for failing to perform your dutifully Citizen Duty.

    Thoughtcrime alert.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    You know what’s absent in all of this?

    A push for repeal of the whole damn thing. Unfortunately, that was supposed to be the Republicans’ job, and by all appearances, it seems they dropped the ball.

  • jony101

    insurance companies never provide any services for free, it has never happened in the history of the world. So how is obama going to do what has never been done?
    I know kagen and sotomayer both very wise judges will dismiss this lawsuit if it comes there way.

  • bg



    Peter Schweizer from the March 2012 issue

    Warren Buffett: Baptist and Bootlegger

    [Buffett bought BNSF just as the Obama administration was beginning a series of initiatives to rapidly expand the government’s spending on railroads. After Buffett took over the railroad company, he dramatically increased spending on lobbyists. Berkshire spent $1.2 million on lobbyists in 2008, but by 2009 its budget had jumped to $9.8 million, where it more or less remained. Pouring money into lobbying is perhaps the best investment that Buffett could make.

    Obama’s plans to invest heavily in railroads, including a commitment to high-speed rail, put BNSF in a position to benefit handsomely. BNSF already has talked to Seattle officials about leasing or selling its rail lines for an intercity project, and that’s just a start. A map of BNSF lines around the country overlaps nicely with the government’s proposed high-speed rail lines, from Seattle to Florida, California to the Northeast. Buffett is geographically and strategically positioned to profit from those government-funded rail systems, should they be built.

    The 2009 stimulus package includes $48 billion (of the total $787 billion) for infrastructure improvement, a chunk of which is headed for railroads. How much will BNSF benefit? It’s hard to calculate. Type “BNSF” on the Recovery.gov website, which tracks grants, subsidized loans, and contracts signed under the stimulus, and you find 1,800 entries, including everything from a $36 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to money from the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Buffett also owns MidAmerican Energy Holdings, which received $93.4 million in stimulus money. General Electric, in which he owns a $5 billion stake, was one of the largest recipients of stimulus money in the country.]

    much more @ link..


  • Milwaukee

    But don’t worry, I’ll report you to attackwatch for failing to perform your dutifully Citizen Duty.“…

    and I’ll report you for mocking Attackwatch, spelling it with a lower case letter, and general disrespect towards the cause. You will be reported to the 0bama Truth Team. I would suggest you apologize for your racist behavior now, it might go easier for you later on. Try pretending you were joking and the other people don’t have a sense of humor, or aren’t bright enough to understand parody.

    Please excuse this crud. I think somebody hacked into my account. Somebody who thinks they are funny, when really according to the children, they themselves are the only one who laugh at their own jokes. Rather pathetic. But this was an exercise in satire. Please don’t report . . . me.

  • Militant Conservative

    Evil has to do what it does.

    Obama is just Plain evil, nothing this man does

    Is good for America. Pray, just pray.

  • squeaky

    this is part of obama’s core belief so he’s not going to have a come to Jesus moment. he’ll suck his teeth and then look for another angle. probably just me but the idea that he can make the Catholic church bend to his dictates must have had him saliviating. a learning eperience for the rubes and maybe a test of faith for the church.

  • bigL

    kind of a threat to the rest of We the people too. As in “look silly Americans I have just flattened the Roman Catholic Church and Bent them to my will better do as I say or you are next”.

    I do not like our leaders threatening and hectoring and ordering us around.

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  • squeaky

    changing our moral authority to obama and co. – i think not. look for the subtle punishments. yesterday there was an article about a food pantry run by St Vincent De Paul……planned parenthood wanted to make a donation but wanted the organization to pick up at their facility….they were told that someone from pp would have to drop off the donations. they weren’t interested in photo ops and other issues. there’s another article a bit more specific with st. vincents position but they were questioned about their view…….
    [[“Paul’s Pantry refused our food donations collected by our area health center to help combat local hunger. This level of extremism impeding individual access to essential health care and now food is outrageous and must be stopped.”]]

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  • SpideyTerry

    Uh, Obama does realize this is an election year, right? And he does realize that Catholics are a huge voting block, right? One that could tip a toss-up state like PA, right? Oh wait, he obviously doesn’t because anyone with even the slimmest grasp of political instincts would know just to back off and hope this story fades from the public consciousness. Instead, he keeps reminding people of his screw-up and proceeds to make it worse.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Obama is not the first black president, he’s the first retarded president.

  • JoyO

    We must fight this in the courts, in Congress, but most of all, we must vote the perpetrators out this November. If we lose , more and more such mandates will be handed out. As time passes, we will look back and wonder why we didn’t throw our whole hearts into stopping OBAMACARE’s implementation. It will end our freedom and ruin our economy.

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  • Candy

    @Pratical Jane

    re: Shariah

    I’ve been telling people this, they don’t listen.