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Can Catholics claim exemption from Obamacare? March 25, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, General Catholic, Society.

Apparently, there is a provision in Obamacare that those with religious objections to insurance (and other aspects of Obamacare?) can opt out of its mandatory provisions with no penalty.  The article link states that this applies to Amish, and will very likely apply to Muslims.  My question is, what about devout Catholics?  When this legislation winds up funding abortion, or leading to premature deaths due to care being denied the elderly, would that allow a Catholic to claim a conscientious objection based on religious beliefs and opt out?    No, I’m not holding my breath either.  But if not, why not?  What does that say about all religions being equal before the law in this country, as estalished by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution?

Anyone think I could argue that I’m exempt from Obamacare on a religious objection to the violation of the natural law principle of subsidiarity?

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