Contact: Karen Malec, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, 847-421-4000
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 7, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer vigorously applauds a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a lawsuit filed by two business owners who have religious objections to being forced by ObamaCare to provide employees with insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptive steroids and sterilizations. In the case, Francis Gilardi, et al. vs. U.S. Health and Human Services, et al., the court agreed to enjoin (stop) the government’s mandate as to the Gilardi’s. 
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said, “We’re encouraged the court cited the amicus brief  filed by Bioethics Defense Fund on behalf of our organization, the Polycarp Research Institute and the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. As stated in the decision:
- “Equally unconvincing is the government’s assertion that the mandate averts ‘negative health consequences for both the woman and the developing fetus.’ From the outset, we note the science is debatable and may actually undermine the government’s cause. For the potential mother, as one amicus notes, the World Health Organization classifies certain oral contraceptives as carcinogens, marked by an increased risk for breast, cervical, and liver cancers. Br. of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, at 8-9.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies combined oral contraceptives (the birth control Pill containing estrogen + progestin) as a Group 1 carcinogen.  The WHO said the Pill causes cancers of the breast, liver and cervix, but prevents (uncommon) endometrial and cervical cancers.  The amicus brief surveyed serious health risks associated with the use of the Pill, Depo Provera and other contraceptive/abortifacient steroids.
“The court said the government had not provided a ‘compelling’ justification for violating the Gilardi’s rights to religious freedom. Hopefully, the U.S. Supreme Court will be keen to review this case and others like it next year.”
Mrs. Malec concluded, “This shows the dangerous hypocrisy of Obama administration officials and ‘reproductive health organizations.’  They harp on a supposed concern for women’s health while pushing carcinogenic hormonal steroids on women. During the 2012 election, they falsely accused opponents of the mandate of conducting a ‘war on women.’ Their behavior exposes their true agenda of viewing pregnancy as a disease, and of making money for Big Pharma and Big Abortion.”
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The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women’s organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
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- ACLJ Urges Supreme Court to Take ObamaCare HHS Mandate Case (prnewswire.com)