Chief Justice Roberts’ Ruling Deals Blow to Nation
Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has dealt a blow to Americans nationwide. The decision to rule the PPACA as constitutional came as Chief Justice John Roberts shifted his position to the left and joined forces with Justices Sotamayor, Breyer, Kagan and Ginsberg for a 5-4 vote. While the SCOTUS did not sustain the PPACA as a command for Americans to buy insurance, they essentially opined that the mandate is a tax and within Congress’s authority. The freedom to choose healthcare providers and services has been slashed. Elective abortion will now become a taxpayer-subsidized commodity. Conscience protections have been eliminated. The tax burden will now descend upon Wisconsin’s middle-class families for generations to come.
Wisconsin Family Action vehemently opposes this decision today and strongly encourages Wisconsin voters to carefully consider today’s ruling on President Obama’s health care law when voting this fall.
Reacting to today’s Supreme Court decision, Julaine Appling, WFA president, stated, “Strong, independent families are our nation’s best resource–bar none. Today’s decision is not only disheartening; it is alarming because the high court’s action has now made it much more difficult for families–married men and women and their children–to either become or remain strong and independent of government. Ultimately, this weakens our state and our nation. It is time for Congress to act on behalf of our nation by standing up for families. Every Wisconsin citizen needs to remember this decision and its anti-freedom impact in this fall’s elections.”
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