NH House on HHS Contraception Rule

Gotta love the opening of this New Hampshire House attempt to condemn the HHS on the grounds that its action violates our natural rights:

HOUSE RESOLUTION 29

WHEREAS, the right to the free exercise of religion is a natural right and is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Part 1, Article 5of the New Hampshire Constitution; and
 
WHEREAS, the deprivation by government of this most fundamental natural right is an action which is not consonant with governance in a free republic; and
 
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has promulgated an administrative rule which forces American citizens and religious organizations to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans, even where this violates the religious beliefs of these citizens and organizations; and
 
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services action is an unconstitutional use of the power of the federal government designed to compel people of faith to violate their religious beliefs;
 
NOW THEREFORE, the New Hampshire House of Representatives hereby calls upon the United States Department of Health and Human Services to cease its unconstitutional course of action, and to rescind this rule immediately; and the House further calls upon the members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation to undertake whatever actions are necessary to ensure that this goal is promptly achieved.

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