The recent “Hobby Lobby” Supreme Court decision defended the rights of the owners of a company to refuse to fund a health plan that covered abortifacient “contraceptives.” The Hobby Lobby owners argued that such medications violated deeply held religious beliefs. So for now, by a disturbingly close 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court has asserted that […]
As the United States Supreme Court reached and announced their decision that corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the Obamacare requirement that they cover contraceptives; Oklahoma elected officials are reacting with strong support. Statements from Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, […]
Obamacare can’t make employers cover contraception! The Associated Press Washington Bureau is reporting that the Supreme Court has ruled corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the en banc 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a major victory to Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., by reversing and remanding the district court’s erroneous ruling. “Today marks a milestone in Hobby Lobby’s fight for religious liberty,” said Kyle Duncan, General Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “This is […]
A federal court denied Thursday a request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate, which will force the Christian-owned-and-operated Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., to provide the “morning-after pill” and “week-after pill” in its health insurance plan, or face crippling fines up to $1.3 million per day.
“The Green family is disappointed with this ruling,” said Kyle Duncan, General Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “They simply asked for a temporary halt to the mandate while their appeal goes forward, and now they must seek relief from the United States Supreme Court.