US House of Representatives votes to repeal Affordable Care Act

By a margin of 244 sto 185, the Republican controlled House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform legislation recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Act is the basis for the administration’s plan to force employers to pay for insurance for contraceptives, embryocides and sterilization, despite moral or religious objections.  [WENY-TV]

Lutheran Church in Missouri supports freedom of conscience

Although the Lutheran Church does not object to contraception, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has announced support for Catholics who oppose federal guidelines that would force employers to pay for insurance for contraceptives, embryocides and sterilization, despite moral or religious objections.  The he 2.3-million-member synod does oppose products that have an embryocidal effect. [State Journal Register]