Friday, September 20, 2013

Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in HHS Mandate Case, Supreme Court Next?

by Ken Klukowski 19 Jul 2013

Home-retailer Hobby Lobby—owned by the Green family, who are devout Christians—just dealt the Obamacare HHS mandate a devastating one-two punch. It’s likely the Obama administration will have no choice but to now petition the U.S. Supreme Court—where President Barack Obama's signature legislation is in danger of suffering a humiliating defeat.

The HHS mandate is not in the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare); it’s a regulation implementing a plain-vanilla section of the ACA requiring “preventive services”—and requires all employers to cover abortion-related services.  


Many of the lawsuits brought against the HHS mandate represent religious entities like my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, but others have been brought by for-profit businesses wholly-owned by Evangelicals, Catholics, or others whose religious faith rejects abortion as a sin and the taking of an innocent human life.


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