Mourdock Reaffirms his Support for Catholic Dioceses, Universities and Faith-based Organizations Suing Dept. of HHS Over ObamaCare Mandates
President of CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund denounces ObamaCare at morning press conference
South Bend, IN (May 24, 2012) -- Indiana State Treasurer and U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock reaffirmed his support for the University of Notre Dame and the other 42 Catholic organizations that have sued the Department of Health and Human Services this week over federal mandates under ObamaCare requiring them to cover abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization.
"It is unconscionable for religious organizations to be forced to provide healthcare coverage for drugs and medical procedures that violate their moral beliefs just to comply with another government regulation," stated Treasurer Mourdock.
Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund, expressed his views regarding the lawsuit against ObamaCare as:
"Catholics across America applaud the courage of Notre Dame for taking the bold, but necessary step of challenging the unprecedented Indianapolis, IN (May 21, 2012)ObamaCare mandate in court. These lawsuits are the direct result of a government and politicians totally out-of-touch with the voting public. Congressman Joe Donnelly's support for ObamaCare helped create this travesty.
"We need new leadership in Washington D.C. willing to fight for the kind of healthcare reform that provides responsible care and coverage without trampling on the rights of religious believers."
In March, 2011, H.R. 1179, The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 was introduced in the U.S. House to counter exactly the types of directives now being ordered by HHS. The Act has bi-partisan support and 223 current co-sponsors, but Congressman Joe Donnelly is not one of them.
"Congressman Donnelly voted for ObamaCare and refuses to stand up for a "conscience exception' to the law. He is in lockstep with President Barack Obama on this issue.
"ObamaCare is unconstitutional and must be repealed. This is a clear area of difference between Congressman Donnelly and me," stated Treasurer Mourdock.