Skip to comments.Catholic business owners score win against ObamaCare mandate
Posted on 07/27/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Catholic family that owns a Colorado-based company won a court victory in their battle to stop the Obama administration from requiring them to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, a mandate they say violates their religious beliefs and First Amendment rights.
Hercules Industries, a Denver-based heating ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer that employs nearly 300 full-time workers, got an injunction in federal court which stops enforcement of the controversial ObamaCare mandate. The company's lawyers said they needed the injunction immediately because if the mandate is enforced, it must begin immediately making changes to its health plan, which renews on Nov. 1.
The case is similar to ones brought by Catholic-based colleges that have refused to provide employee insurance with such coverage, except this time, it is a secular corporation.
In his order, Senior Judge John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado said that the governments arguments are countered, and indeed outweighed, by the public interest in the free exercise of religion."
The case still must be aired out in court, but lawyers representing Hercules savored the temporary victory.
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Keep it going until election day; then, all will be well.
It seems to me that the fairly recent ruling that treats corporations as entities entitled to free speech would apply here. If they can fund campaigns they should certainly be able to exercise religion.