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Citizens shouldn't be required to support health-care services to which they are morally opposed

7:30 AM EST, February 29, 2012

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I don't want to pay for other people's contraceptives, abortifacients and abortions. Further, I don't want to be forced to participate in insurance plans which mandate the provision of abortions and other services to which I am morally opposed.

We should have the liberty to abstain from such programs and choose other plans from a competitive insurance marketplace.

The federal government is limited to enumerated powers by the Constitution, which means the states are free to establish their own insurance laws and regulations.

That's been done for years. So why the Obamacare individual mandate? President Obama invokes the name of Jesus to support his tax-the-rich schemes, yet he wants everyone to pay for abortions.

Surely Mr. Obama is not glorifying God via state-sanctioned murder of the unborn? I strongly suspect tax-the-rich schemes are the least of Jesus' concerns.

Garrett Preisch, North East