Christian Group Wins Legal Battle Over Obamacare

Christian Group Wins Legal Battle Over Obamacare

Obama Agenda DEFEATED – Christian Group Pulls It Off!

(WatchDogReport.org) – When Barack Obama was President of the United States, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was also the Speaker of the House. At the time, she told the world, to paraphrase, Congress needs to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) for them to find out what was in it. That was in 2010, and it has since been the subject of many lawsuits, particularly from Christian businesses and organizations saying their closely held beliefs under the First Amendment are being infringed upon. Now, one of them has won a major victory.

A Christian Doctor’s Stance

In a class action lawsuit, Braidwood Management Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, filed in the Northern District of Texas, several doctors and organizations that provide a self-insurance program said forcing them to cover certain treatments violates those rights. One of the specific issues centers on the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medicines that help prevent people from getting HIV — but it’s not the only one.

The lawsuit argues the treatments “are consequences of a patient’s choice to engage in drug use, prostitution, homosexual conduct, or sexual promiscuity,” all of which are contrary to the doctor’s religious beliefs. It goes on to say there are health risks to those acts, and the doctor does not want to encourage them by paying for preventive care nor allow those lifestyle choices to be a financial burden on the company or its other employees.

The government tried to argue there was “a compelling governmental interest,” which is an exemption to laws that conflict with certain protections provided by the Constitution, but Judge Reed O’Connor said it did not prove that to be the case. As far as the PrEP mandate is concerned, the court agreed it violates the doctor’s and Braidwood’s religious freedoms and granted their motion for summary judgment.

Red (Blue?) Alert

In response, the left-of-center advocacy group Protect Our Care issued a press release aimed at creating a hysteria that the judge “threatened to go further and illuminate all of the guaranteed preventive services under” Obamacare. He did agree to hear additional arguments about other plaintiffs and other screenings and procedures, but that was the extent of it, which is what a judge is supposed to do when hearing a case.

Chris Geidner, who works for the liberal-biased Grid News, took to his Twitter feed to inform his followers of the evil that is the judge who issued the ruling. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided she also needed to fan the fires of fear during the midterm election season by issuing a press release titled “Pelosi Statement on Extreme MAGA Judge’s Assault on Life-Saving PrEP Medication & ACA Preventive Services.”

An opinion piece in the Washington Post joined in their chorus, making sure to note the lawyer who filed the suit, Jonathan Mitchell, was the Solicitor General of Texas who drafted the state abortion law known as SB 8. It seems as if the far-Left is pushing every big red “PANIC” button they can find on any issue they can even remotely tie to this.

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