“Obamacare will force institutions, churches and individuals to purchase abortion-inducing drugs and pay for sterilization and abortion in direct opposition to their beliefs, conscience and historic teachings of the Church,” the group of people said in a statement. “With the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Obamacare, the future of religious freedom in America is at risk and in grave danger of being entirely wiped out.”
In total, 22 pro-lifers gave up their freedoms to make a point about the mandate.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, was one of the pro-life protesters willing to risk arrest to take a stand.
“For the faith community, we can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious freedom,” he said. “people of principle and faith, we must purpose in our hearts that we will never comply with an unjust or immoral government mandate which would require us to violate our conscience, the teachings of the Scriptures and the historic teachings of the Church.”
“We want to make it clear to President Obama and all public officials that we would rather spend time in jail that to be forced into complying with a mandate that crushes religious freedom,” he added.
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