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Court Injunction: Govít Canít Enforce Sterilization-Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate Against
CNSNews ^ | July 19, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:48 AM PDT by jazusamo

Full title: Court Injunction: Gov’t Can’t Enforce Sterilization-Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate Against Hobby Lobby

(CNSNews.com) – A federal district court has granted Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a preliminary injunction that prevents the federal government from enforcing its Obamacare mandate that the Christian company carry health insurance that offers contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortifacient drugs free of charge.

Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel are suing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, arguing that to force the company to pay for health insurance that must offer abortion-inducing drugs, as well as sterilization and contraception, is a violation of its religious liberty.

“The tide has turned against the HHS mandate,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and lead attorney for Hobby Lobby.

In an opinion read from the bench, the court today said, “There is a substantial public interest in ensuring that no individual or corporation has their legs cut out from under them while these difficult issues are resolved.”

In a press release, the Becket Fund said, “This is a major victory for not only Hobby Lobby but the religious liberty of all for-profit businesses.”

As the injunction stands now and as case moves forward in the courts, Hobby Lobby will not have to comply with the Obamacare mandate or pay any financial penalties related to non-compliance.

“Today the abortion-pill mandate took another blow," said Ashley McGuire, senior fellow with The Catholic Association. "The courts have once again ruled that family business owners like the Green family of Hobby Lobby do not have to violate their consciences to enter the marketplace. We hope that other courts follow suit and restore religious liberty to all employers. And we hope that the Obama administration finally gets the message that the abortion-pill mandate is a blatant infringement on First Amendment rights and religious freedom.” - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/court-injunction-gov-t-can-t-enforce-sterilization-contraception-abortifacient-mandate#sthash.cRxaXBRV.dpuf


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; contraception; hhs; hobbylobby; obamacare; sebelius

1 posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:48 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Wonderful news! Reminds me to shop at Hobby Lobby this weekend!


2 posted on 07/19/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: jazusamo

Looks like Hobby Lobby is “due” for an audit from the IRS!

Comrade.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven
Wouldn't surprise me but I doubt they'd be very upset, in fact they might welcome it after what the IRS has pulled with conservative groups:)
4 posted on 07/19/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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5 posted on 07/19/2013 11:12:31 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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