March 22, 2010
ANN ARBOR, MI – Richard Thompson, President of the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced this morning the Law Center is prepared to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new Health Care Bill as soon as President Obama signs it into law.
Named in the lawsuit in their official capacities will be President Obama, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Eric H. Holder, Jr., the U.S. Attorney General, and Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Among the constitutional objections raised in the lawsuit will be Congress’s lack of authority to require private citizens to purchase or obtain health care coverage under penalty of federal law, as well as forcing Americans who oppose abortions to fund them with their tax dollars in violation of their fundamental rights of conscience and the free exercise of religion.
The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit their website at www.thomasmore.org.