ALG: Forced contraception violates religious liberty, fits into larger pattern of Constitutional violations

Feb. 9, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement blasting an Obama Administration regulation forcing religious-affiliated institutions to provide contraception in violation of their own doctrines:

“Whether one agrees with the use of contraception or not, forcing religious institutions to pay for a practice that violates their doctrines is a gross misuse of government power and a violation of the First Amendment. This policy was not even a part of the law that Congress voted on, it was a regulation issued from on high by HHS and the White House. It initially applies to religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals, colleges and charities, but if it stands, there will be nothing in the way to also directly force it onto churches and houses of worship in the future.

“Obama is tearing down the constitutional firewalls between state and church, and imposing his will alone. This is a consistent pattern of ignoring and breaking the law to enact his political agenda and it must not be allowed to stand.”


“Above the Law,” ALG President Bill Wilson, Mar. 29, 2011 at

“Obama’s Radical Non-Recess ‘Recess’ Appointments,” ALG President Bill Wilson, Jan. 5, 2012 at

“Did Congress Authorize the Obama Refi’s?” ALG Senior Editor Robert Romano, Nov. 2, 2011 at

“Obama’s executive orders overstep,” ALG press statement, Oct. 31, 2011 at

“Tyranny with a whisper,” ALG President Bill Wilson, Sept. 29, 2011 at

“More calls for tyranny over America,” ALG President Bill Wilson, Oct. 17, 2011 at

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