Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, responded to the Senate vote today to defeat Senator Roy Blunt’s “Conscience Amendment” to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) saying that Senator Robert Casey must be held to account for the unconstitutional law.
Scaringi stated, “ObamaCare is unconstitutional and the contraception mandate is clearly a violation of the First Amendment. I think it is appalling that the President is using ObamaCare to force religious based institutions to violate their deeply held beliefs. The voters in Pennsylvania should hold Senator Casey accountable for his vote for ObamaCare, which denies freedom to Americans and empowers President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services to seek to implement these kind of unconstitutional decrees. Senator Casey also assured the people of Pennsylvania that ObamaCare was “neutral” even “pro-life” (see footage from his meeting with Pro-Life Marchers in January 2012 at minute 3:10) as to protecting the unborn. He even pointed to an executive order by President Obama supposedly banning federal dollars from being used to fund abortion as ironclad proof. Now ObamaCare is being used to violate religious institutions’ convictions and to provide for abortions through the insurance exchanges. I can assure you this is merely the first in a train of abuses to our constitutionally protected liberties that ObamaCare will bring upon the people of Pennsylvania and America, and Senator Casey must be held to account for it. I can also assure you, if elected to the United States Senate, on the first day that I’m sworn in, I will introduce a bill to repeal ObamaCare, lock, stock and barrel.”