Breaking news hits the world today with the announcement that the supreme court will review two cases filed by privately held companies. The companies that are involved in these cases are Conestoga Wood Specialties and Hobby Lobby. Both owners of the companies state that they are filing these suits simply based because the law is a violation their religious liberty in this country. The Supreme court will be exploring whether or not a company can refuse to provide contraceptive care and pills that allow for abortions to female employees on the grounds that doing so would violate its religious freedom. Currently in this country, federal rules exempt churches and nonprofit religious organizations from the contraceptive requirement, but for-profit corporations must comply fully. The case presents a question that has not been answered by the justice system, do companies, like individuals and churches, have religious freedom? This is the question that will be up for decision according to the supreme court. This case comes at a time when the overall support of Obamacare or known as the Affordable Health Care act is in a decline because of the issues with the website and the uncertainty if people can keep their existing health care providers.
A lot will come with the decision that the supreme court rules on over the cases. The reason why there has been such great support against te HHS Mandate is due to the strong individuals stand up for our religious freedoms in this country. The time is now to stand firm.