contraception, HHS Mandate, Religious Freedom

Supreme Court Backs Hobby Lobby in Contraceptive Case

HHS Mandate Win

Breaking News… Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and rejects contraceptive mandate!

The U.S Supreme Court has ruled in favor in Hobby Lobby to not have to provide contraceptive coverage in insurance plans.  There were 2 challenging questions that were brought before the court, “Do corporations enjoy the same protections for religious liberty as individuals do? And if so, does providing contraceptive coverage in an employee health plan – as required under the Affordable Care Act – violate that liberty?

Justice Samuel Alito who writing for the Republican-appointed justices, answered “yes” to both questions. He went on to explain that the giving for-profit corporations exemption from the law “protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control them.” He said “any suggestion that for-profit corporations are incapable of exercising religion because their purpose is simply to make money flies in the face of modern corporate law.”

The ruling went on and ended up with a 5-4 in favor of those who stood against the mandate. This ruling a giant step for our nation standing up for our religious freedom.

Photo credit by Doug Mills/The New York Times

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