WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the battle continues against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visibly clashed in a hearing Thursday with pro-life House lawmakers, who compelled the secretary to admit she hadn’t reviewed case law on religious liberty before issuing the rule.
Sebelius appeared before the House Education and Workforce Committee where she was grilled by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) on the mandate, which requires religious employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs.
Grilled, skewered, and left to squirm and twist. It is strikingly clear Sebelius has little knowledge of religious liberty or just doesn’t care to know. Either way, her demeanor is of one who quite plainly feels that constitutional law is beneath her as she smugly dismisses Rep. Gowdy’s questions stating, “ I am not going to wade into constitutional law.”
When one proposes a mandate that infringes on the constitutional rights and religious liberties of US citizens you can expect to do a little more than “wade into constitutional law”. You’d want someone to dive in head first… unless of course you are Sebelius and can’t be bothered with legalities.