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House Members Seek to Repeal Administration’s ‘Religious Freedom Tax’

posted on July 13, 2012

Two U.S. representatives “have introduced a bill to stop the federal government from taxing religious employers that decline to cover contraception and abortion-causing drugs in their health plans,” reports Catholic News Agency’s Benjamin Mann. In the future, the Affordable Care Act will allow the IRS to “collect $100 per day for each employee of an organization that fails to cover services such as contraception and sterilization without a co-pay.” Republican congresswoman from Tennessee, Diane Black, one of the sponsors of the bill, says, “The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on Obamacare leaves intact a serious assault on our religious freedom.”

Read at Catholic News Agency