Under President Obama’s health overhaul and contraception mandate, any employer who chooses not to cover the cost of contraceptives (including abortion-inducing drugs) in their employee’s health insurance plans will be heavily fined by the federal government, putting Pro-Life businesses in jeopardy of bankruptcy. The Hobby Lobby Bill (HB 649), filed by Representative Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford), seeks to help Pro-Life businesses weather the storm by allowing a corporation to write off any taxes that would have been paid to the state of Texas for refusing the coverage.
Recently, Texas Right to Life sat down with Representative Stickland to talk about the Hobby Lobby Bill (House Bill 649). Below is the transcript of the video:
Obamacare requires all businesses to provide abortion-inducing drugs to their employees.
Rep. Stickland filed the “Hobby Lobby Bill” to protect Pro-Life businesses that choose not to comply with Obama’s draconian policy.
Stickland: The Hobby Lobby Bill is very important to my district because we have a lot of problems with a federal government coming down and telling us how to run our businesses, how to run our lives, telling us which pills are acceptable to take, and what people should do …
A lot of people on the other side have accused this of being a “War on Women” or a war against health care. That is absolutely not the case at all. In fact, I would argue that they’re the ones who are having a war on women–a war on women who want to choose Life and don’t want to be forced to do anything they don’t want to do.
If you want to work for somebody who’s going to include that [abortion-inducing drugs] in their insurance plan, then you need to go find an employer that does that. And we need to protect the rights of people who don’t want to do that.