Bush Judge Denies Church Right to Deny Funding Abortion

A George W. Bush appointed Judge, Benjamin Settle, ruled that despite a church’s central mission of stopping abortions in this country they must be forced to provide deathcare coverage to employees who want to murder their unborn children. The Church is Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland Washington.

Church’s challenge of mandated abortion coverage dismissed

A federal judge has rejected a church’s argument that a Washington state law forcing faith-based organizations to cover elective abortions in their employee health plans violates the church’s religious freedom rights.

In a Tuesday ruling, Judge Benjamin Settle of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington sided with the state by determining that Senate Bill 6219 is “neutral” and that there is no evidence it was enacted to target any particular religion.

The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the conservative legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland.

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