With so many CINO's in Washington, it is very refreshing to see a congressman actually living his Catholic faith and encouraging others to do the same. KUDO's to Congressman Landry!
A Catholic congressman from Louisiana is organizing an effort to have lawmakers file legal briefs in favor of lawsuits against the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate.
“It’s one way that members of Congress can get involved,” said Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.).
He told CNA on June 6 that as a lawyer, he understands the effect of amicus briefs filed by members of Congress. While such legal briefs are not binding, they “show the support” of U.S. legislators, he said.
The D.C.-based American Center for Law and Justice is helping draft the briefs, which should be finalized in the coming weeks.
Congress members will be able to sign on to the briefs arguing against a federal mandate that will require employers and colleges to offer health insurance plans that cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, even if doing so violates their consciences.
The regulation has drawn strong criticism for violating the religious freedom of those who object to it. Although it includes an exemption, it is so narrow that most religious organizations – including hospitals, schools and charitable agencies – would not qualify for it.