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A Democratic precinct committeeman has said that Obamacare forces pro-life health care workers into "slavery" because the federal mandate forces them to choose between their morals and their career.
"Slaves do not have a right to refuse to do work that violates their religion," said Woodrow Wilcox, who is also a delegate to the state convention of Democrats. "Under Obamacare, the Obama administration is threatening pro-life health care workers with punishment if they do not participate in abortion, euthanasia, or other objectionable services because of their religious beliefs."
Wilcox's remarks came during a "Stand Up for Religious Freedom" rally held Oct. 20 in Crown Point, Ind., just one of several such rallies simultaneously held across the nation.
An article by Deseret News highlights the plight of pro-life health care workers in detail, featuring the case of Cathy DeCarlo, a nurse who was instructed to assist in an abortion, which she says violated her principles. The courts have said that she cannot sue for damages because of the HHS mandate.
Wilcox reminded listeners at the rally that every Member of Congress must swear an oath to protect the Constitution and everyone's constitutional rights, and said that the HHS Mandate was passed without bi-partisan support, suggesting that those who do not agree with it are forced into a corner.
"How can anyone know if a proposed law violates our Constitution or our constitutional rights without at least reading it before voting on it?" Wilcox asked, noting that the Obamacare bill had not been allowed to be read first. "That is just impossible!"
The Democrat then shared of his own experiences working with Medicare, accusing Obamacare of hurting senior citizens rather than helping them.
"For years, I have helped senior citizens to correct medical bill errors that were caused by mistakes in the Medicare system. I have saved seniors over one million dollars by finding and correcting medical bill mistakes. In fact, I wrote the book SOLVING MEDICARE PROBLEM$ to teach other people how to do what I do to help seniors. I am very familiar with the Medicare system and know that Obamacare hurts senior citizens terribly," Wilcox elaborated.
The "Stand Up for Religious Freedom" rallies were scheduled to take place in over 140 cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. It was the third annual campaign after protests in March and June reportedly drew over 125,000 participants nationally.