Fox legal analyst: Obama’s contraception rule forces Hobby Lobby to cover ‘euthanasia’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:27 EDT
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Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano
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Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano on Monday told viewers that religious people objected to President Barack Obama’s rules about insurance companies covering contraception for women because it also included “euthanasia.”

On her Monday night show, host Megyn Kelly asked Napolitano to explain why Hobby Lobby is arguing before the Supreme Court that corporations should be exempt from the contraception mandate based on religious views.

“As everybody knows, the Affordable Care Act requires anybody that employs 50 or more people to provide health care for them that includes contraceptive services,” Napolitano pointed out.

“Contraceptive services means contraception, euthanasia, and abortion,” he added.

As Media Matters noted, the law actually protects insurers that refuse to provide “euthanasia” services. In fact, Section 1553 of the Affordable Care Act “prohibits discrimination against individuals or institutional health care entities that do not provide assisted suicide services.”

And abortion services have also been specifically excluded from the contraception mandate.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ The Kelly File, broadcast March 24, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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