Lawsuits Claim Health Care Law 'Unconstitutional'

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More than a dozen states have filed lawsuits against the new health care law. They say it is unconstitutional and that it violates states' rights.

Mathew Staver,  founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University's law school, appeared on Thursday's CBN Newschannel's Morning program with more insight on the lawsuits.

Click play for his comments.

"To that I say, 'Bring it on,'" said White House domestic policy chief Melody Barnes, who cited similar suits filed over Social Security and the Voting Rights Act when those were passed. "If you want to look in the face of a parent whose child now has health care insurance and say we're repealing that ... go right ahead."

Other states may join the multistate suit. But others are looking at other ways around participating, such as passing legislation to block requirements in the bill.

Religious liberties groups are also suing.

The American Center for Law and Justice is planning to sue on behalf of individual Americans. And the Liberty Counsel has already filed a suit for Liberty University.

"Most Americans do not want this plan. That includes millions of pro-life Americans who don't want to be forced to purchase a health care package that funds abortion," ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow told LifeNews.com.

"These legal challenges will be numerous and occur in many jurisdictions," he added. "The constitutional issues at stake are significant and it's likely this will end up before the Supreme Court of the United States."

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