As I described in my final publish, this afternoon I emailed a letter of assist to Michael Potter of Eden Meals encouraging him in his lawsuit in opposition to the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate.
Moments later I gained this e mail in reply. It seems to be the statement sent to any inquiries with regards to the suit.
Yet again I say: Rock on, Michael Potter!
Please be discerning buyers. Grotesque mischaracterizations about Eden Foods’ motion related to the Health & Human Providers (HHS) mandate, Inexpensive Care Act, are most regrettable.
OnMarch 21st, 2013a push launch declared our lawsuit in opposition to the unconstitutional federal government overreach in theHHSmandate. This announcement was produced to the media and basic community. We apologize for the unintended consternation presented rise to by this action.
Eden Foods’ overall health care supplier is needed by theHHSto comply with all information of the Cost-effective Treatment Act. Parts of the mandate violate the Free Workout Clause of the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Spiritual Flexibility Restoration Act, and the Administrative Process Act. This overreach of the federal govt infringes on religious freedoms.
It is discriminatory that not all businesses have to comply with theHHSmandate. Hundreds of thousands of folks and hundreds of organizations are exempt. The exemptions below the Act are illogical, inconsistent, and contributing variables to our lawsuit. For instance, McDonald’s Inc. and 166 unions are exempt. Tiny businesses are exempt. People who exercise specified faiths are exempt, even though people who follow other faiths are not. Federal workers are exempt, and this is hypocritical. There is no exemption for the religious freedoms of employers.
Edenemployee rewards contain well being, dental, eyesight, lifestyle, and a fifty p.c 401k match. The benefits have not funded “lifestyle medication,” an insurance coverage industry drug classification that involves contraceptives, Viagra, smoking cessation, fat-reduction, infertility, impotency, and so on. This total program is managed with a purpose of prolonged-term sustainability.
We believe in a woman’s proper to choose, and have entry to, all factors of their overall health care and reproductive administration. This lawsuit does not block, or intend to block, anyone’s obtain to well being treatment or reproductive management. This lawsuit is about defending spiritual flexibility and halting the government from forcing citizens to violate their conscience. We object to theHHSmandate and its government overreach.
This is an critical subject that deserves interest from us all.
Our actions have been, and will continue to be, principled and clear.Eden’s focus is pure meals, ethical organization apply, and the nurturing of all men and women and the planet.
Michael Potter, President