U.S. judge tells Christian churches they must cover abortion in insurance plan

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(Worthy News) - A federal judge told three Christian congregations in California that they have no case in wanting to opt out of the state’s requirement that they cover abortions through their health insurance plans.

U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller upheld a 2014 requirement of the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) that all employers throughout the state must pay for abortion insurance for their employees. She told the three churches that they failed to state an adequate claim.

The churches — Foothill Church in Glendora, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino, and The Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch — sued the state in 2014 after being informed that they could not prohibit or restrict coverage for elective abortions.

The churches "believe and teach that abortion destroys an innocent human life" and "participation in, facilitation of, or payment for an elective abortion is a grave sin," according to court documents. [ Source (Read More...) ]

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5 thoughts on “U.S. judge tells Christian churches they must cover abortion in insurance plan”

  1. It's not a "shame."

    It is the first (unfortunately) opportunity for Christ/Messiah followers aka Christians/Messianics to put their beliefs/values on the line.

    Live for Christ and his truth, or separate from the ungodly.

    Integrity isn't integrity when it does not at the very least risk us losing something valuable to us.

  2. Well,

    Are we surprised? In 1988, in the USA Idaho State County of Nez Perce, it had been deemed illegal for anyone, of any kind/type, to meet as a group in (even) anyone's home (paid for, mortgaged, or not) by zoning ordinance to therefore hold a gathering (be it religious or political, or not) that included more than just one's own immediate family.

    Christianity went down the drain a long time ago.

    Complaining about it, finally, over 2 decades later, is just plain silly.

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