"We don't want our churches to have to support, or insurance programs have to pay for abortions and contraceptives," explained Gwen Stuart. "When that means our money has to go to pay for these things and we don't agree with them."
Bishops of the church say it will defend religious liberty for all and during this process, protect those whose religious freedom, they say is threatened by the mandate employers, insurers and individuals, not just religious employers.
"It's deemed necessary by the government itself, that's unheard of on the constitution or American rights," added Congressman John Fleming. "Now an attack on the first amendment rights protection of religious beliefs and practices."
Flemming is disappointed in the 51-48 decision by the U.S. senate that would have spared employers from being forced to pay for contraception as part of the Obama health care plan. While some democrats would disagree.
"We will make sure that women across the country are aware," added Senator Chuck Schumer, (d) New York.
"That we in the democratic caucus will stand up to fight for their rights, as we always have!" concluded Senator Patty Murray, (D) Washington.
Rights Gwen Stuart says is being tested.
"Yes because we do constantly get questions and attacked about our position," she said. "We realize that the rest of the world may not be living the same way we are this is our faith and apart of our faith."