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Christian Group Claims Obamacare Birth Control Mandate is Like 'Murder' (Audio)

A Catholic charity called the "Little Sisters of the Poor" is exempt from the contraception mandate in Obamacare because it is a religious organization.

In order to claim that religious exemption, created by the Obama administration, a religious group simply needs to fill out a form, which would authorize its insurance provider to provide birth control coverage separately for the female employees.

However, the Little Sisters of the Poor does not want its female employees to have birth control coverage at all, so it refused to claim its exemption.

Even if the Little Sisters of the Poor were to sign the Obamacare exemption, their employees would still not get birth control coverage because the charity's health insurance company, Christian Brothers Employee Benefits Trust, has claimed an exemption.

The Los Angeles Times reports there is no way the Little Sisters of the Poor could ever be forced to provide birth control because their own insurance company opposes birth control.

But the Little Sisters of the Poor still filed a lawsuit against Obamacare, which its lawyers have fought all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently issued a stay, which temporarily blocks the contraception mandate for the Little Sisters of the Poor until their case can be heard.

According to RightWingWatch.org, the Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber complained on his "Faith and Freedom" radio program on Thursday that allowing the health insurance company to provide birth control coverage was like hiring a hitman to commit a murder (audio below).

"This accommodation that the Obama administration and the HHS is calling it, it's a Chicago-style shell game," claimed Barber. "This is no different, the analogy that came to mind when I first heard about this so-called accommodation to religious organizations, it's like telling someone to go out and shoot somebody, to kill somebody. Because that's what we're talking about here, abortion is homicide, it's the taking of innocent human life."

"... Just because you hire out the murder doesn't mean that you're not responsible for the crime," added Barber. "It's still first degree murder. This is no different than what the Obama Administration is trying to do."

Barber's co-host Mat Staver added, "Even though you're not the one paying for the murder, but you're the one who sets it up and authorizes it, then you're still part of it."

Neither Barber or Staver mentioned that the Hyde Amendment prohibits any federal funding for abortion.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times and RightWingWatch.org

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