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Rep. Gowdy: Obama Lied to Women With Contraception Mandate

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Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 06:56 PM

By Greg Richter

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South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy charged President Obama knew the contraceptive mandate in his healthcare law wouldn't hold up before the nation's high court — but deliberately mislead women just so he could win re-election in 2012.

“He knows he's not going to win this at the Supreme Court, but he won in 2012, and that was his real objective,” Gowdy said Wednesday on Fox News's “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren.”

An Obamacare provision requiring employer-provided health insurance to offer free birth control has met with fierce opposition from religiously based organization and for-profit corporations, The Hill points out.

Churches are exempted from the rule.

Several companies, including Hobby Lobby, have sued, claiming the forced provision of birth control violates their owners' religious beliefs and is illegal under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as well as the First Amendment.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear the case, and Gowdy said he fully expects the high court to decide in favor of Hobby Lobby and other businesses seeking to be released from an Obamacare requirement that they offer "morning-after" pills on their employees' health care plans.

Business owners will win, Gowdy insisted, because the last time there was a religious liberty case before the court, it resulted in a 9-0 decision in favor of a Christian school.

In the case, Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC,  the government argued the school should have to rehire a teacher who'd left for medical reasons.

"Can you find another instance where this Supreme Court has agreed 9-0 on anything, including which direction the sun rises?" Gowdy said.

Hobby Lobby says it does not want to offer health insurance plans that provide drugs preventing a fetus from implanting in the womb. It believes the drugs cause an abortion, which goes against its religious beliefs.

President Barack Obama, who was once a constitutional law professor, knows he will not win the Hobby Lobby case, Gowdy said. But as with appointments and immigration cases, he's playing politics.

"It would be nice to have a constitutional law professor [as president] who could actually accurately predict what the Supreme Court was going to do and not force them to have to slap his hand," Gowdy said.

"This is not even a close case," he said. "You cannot require people to violate their religious beliefs."

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