Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski hosted two rallies Friday to speak out against the contraceptive mandate under President Obama s Affordable Care Act. Miami rally participants Sophia Rosale, Jean Harem, Miles Codias and Teresa San Miguel give their opinions on the issue.
Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski hosted two rallies Friday to speak out against the contraceptive mandate under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
The rallies are being held nationwide by ProLife Action and come as the Supreme Court wrangles to determine the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Obama's signature domestic legislation, which was passed in 2010. Its decision is expected at the end of June.
Under the Affordable care Act, all employers, including religious churches and schools, are required to provide free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs under their health plans.
Amid red and white balloons, Wenski led a Miami rally he said was aimed at protecting religious freedom, and fighting the Obama administration’s push to force religious institutions to pay for birth control.
Standing up against the administration's policy which would make churches support something they do not believe in is the only way to preserve religious freedom, the archbishop said.
“In this country we have separation of church and state. But that separation is to protect the church from the state,” he said.
Wenski also spoke Friday in Fort Lauderdale on the issue.