Hobby Lobby Goes to Court!

By Richard Nelson

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March 24, 2014

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Tomorrow is the long-awaited day. The Christian-owned craft store mega-giant Hobby Lobby will argue before the Supreme Court that its religious liberty has been violated due to the Obama administration's HHS Mandate, an odious provision of Obamacare that requires all employers to provide their employees with insurance that covers contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization. An excellent op-ed by Princeton professor Robert George appeared in today's Wall Street Journal addressing this highly anticipated court battle. A few choice lines: 

The robust conception of religious freedom that has served our nation so well is now being challenged in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., which will be argued before the Supreme Court on March 25. Hobby Lobby (a chain of arts and crafts stores) and its owners, the Green family, are seeking a religious exemption from parts of ObamaCare's contraception and abortion-drug mandate. Their Christian faith forbids them from paying for insurance coverage for the provision of four drugs and devices that may act to terminate newly conceived human lives. Although the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals held that an exemption is required under federal civil-rights law, the government has asked the Supreme Court to compel the Greens to violate their consciences—which they will not do—or suffer crippling fines.

 

 

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