GOP Mum on Funding Obamacare’s “Attack on Religion”

As of late last week House Speaker John Boehner again would not if the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would provide the Obama administration with money to implement a regulation that Boehner himself has called an “attack on religious freedom.”

The regulation, which took effect last Wednesday, requires health-care plans to provide coverage, without cost-sharing, for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

The Catholic Church has condemned the regulation as an “unjust and illegal mandate” that would violate the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion for workers, business owners and institutions by forcing them to buy and/or provide health care plans that violate their faith.

More than 40 Catholic institution and business owners have filed suit against the HHS regulation.