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Chabot Introduces Bill to Repeal ObamaCare Contraceptives Mandate

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Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 in the House on Friday, which would repeal the ObamaCare mandate requiring faith-based institutions to provide health coverage that would pay for contraceptives for their employees.

This mandate was finalized just last month by the Department of Health and Human Services. It ensures that regardless of the beliefs of the organization, it must offer private health insurance that will cover 100% of the cost of contraceptives for all employees.

"I'm disgusted that the Obama Administration would ignore the fundamental beliefs of our faith-based institutions and cram yet another mandate down our throats," Rep. Chabot said. "This shows blatant disregard for the religious liberty we enjoy as Americans. The Obama Administration has been characterized by greater regulation and mandates but this crosses a clear line of conscience."

The Obama Administration ignored requests for religious exemptions to be made for faith-based groups.


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