I am a Kentuckian and Alecia Webb-Edgington is a pro-life candidate for Congress in Kentucky’s 4th District. I have not endorsed anyone in Kentucky races as yet, but I am most happy to post her press release here standing up against Obamacare. Thanks, Alecia. You’re a patriot for standing up at this very critical time in our country’s history when so many others are silent.
By the way, there’s buzz going around that I was in Frankfort today. I was there only in spirit. Ain’t God awesome.
Fourth District Congressional candidate Alecia Webb-Edgington condemned the new Obamacare regulations requiring Catholic organizations to purchase health plans for their employees with provisions that violate their religious beliefs.
“I find it unacceptable that a religious organization would be forced by the federal government to choose between defying its members’ religious beliefs and providing health care to its employees. Not only is this outrageous, it is a violation of our right to religious freedom and expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
“Until Obamacare is repealed in full, Congress should pass, and the President should sign H.R. 1179, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. If elected to Congress, I will cosponsor and vote for this commonsense legislation to allow faith-based employers to provide health coverage that is consistent with those groups’ religious beliefs and principles.”
Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington (R) has represented Kentucky House District 63 since 2008, which covers a portion of Kenton County. She retired from the Kentucky State Police as Major over the Technical Services Division as Chief Information Officer, and also worked for the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, where she became the first female Executive Director of the office. Webb-Edgington recently stepped down as Fourth District Republican Party Chairwoman to run for Congress. She lives in Ft. Wright with her husband Ted and their daughter Jill.