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A new poll tonight showing Americans are deeply divided on the question of whether religious employers should -- provide contraception coverage.
For their employees according to Gallup.
48% say they sympathize with the views of religious leaders.
Actually side with the Obama administration.
Joining me now the attorney general of the state of Texas Greg Abbott one -- seven attorneys general.
Suing to block the federal government's contraception mandate.
And it's great to have you with -- general -- let me let me turn -- That poll -- are you surprised it's that even.
Well firstly is going to be back with you the second I had to see the a lot of people thinking gosh they want to have access to contraceptives.
Without realizing that the way this is provided here.
Is a way that tramples the religious liberties of Catholics in particular.
Of them anyone who believes in faith.
And what what people -- realizes there are perfectly constitutional avenues.
For the Obama administration to provide contraceptives -- -- if it wants to it does not have to trample religious liberties in in pursuing a pathway.
And look at kind of goes back to that.
The underpinnings of our lawsuit against obamacare itself -- look it's founded the Obama administration -- provide health care to all Americans but is this unconstitutional.
For them to dictate the individual mandate similarity here.
Is unconstitutional for the bottom illustration to dictate.
That religious organizations.
I have to abandoned that -- religious convictions in order to abide by the new mandate from Barack Obama.
I look at this perhaps too simplistic way but I think to mandates.
-- when you've got one under review by the by the Supreme Court of the United States from being unconstitutional is probably a very bad idea.
On the part of any administration.
What is driving in in your view.
The thinking the motivation here of this administration.
Well a couple of things first if you go back two years ago you might recall that Nancy Pelosi.
-- predicted with great foresight that would have to pass obamacare to find out what's in it right and she turned out to be exactly right because we're finding out new things it seems like every month.
And what we're finding as an attempt to be woods two European eyes and socialize our health care system in this country.
And with the Obama administration is doing here is the same thing you -- with the underlying Obama -- same thing is doing with regard as so many other issues.
And that is it is viewing the constitution.
As an option.
Not a requirement to live -- And is what quite disconcerting and that's why Texas Nebraska and so many other states have joined together to once again -- the Obama administration.
In -- on the contraception mandate.
Protection of our religious freedoms under the First Amendment.
The U and six other attorneys general are are likely headed again to the Supreme Court as -- have been in and going after Obama -- itself.
What do you expect to happen as result before the Supreme Court.
What would be the likely impact should the Supreme Court ruled Obama care the individual mandate itself to be unconstitutional.
-- that have an influence on -- on the contraception -- It might quick background and that is one month from today at the end of march.
We had oral arguments to the US Supreme Court on the obamacare case itself that decision will come out of the end of June.
If Obama care as a whole -- stricken down as unconstitutional.
There are new lawsuit concerning the violation of the freedom of religion will be able to be dismissed as -- If however either obamacare is upheld.
Or just the individual mandate stricken down in the remainder of obamacare lives on then we will -- to continue to press on with our lawsuit.
Challenging the Obama administration's violation of freedom of religion.
Attorney general -- -- we thank you for being with us -- -- -- Thank you.
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