The abortion mandate is losing in court

Hobby Lobby is not the only for-profit company to have filed suit against Obamacare’s abortion mandate. Hobby Lobby is just the one that you’ve heard about because they failed to get relief and have become subject to crippling fines. Michael Foust reports that there have been 44 separate lawsuits filed against the mandate. Fourteen rulings involve for-profit companies, and 10 out of 14 have been able to get relief from the courts. In short, for-profit companies are winning the majority of these cases, which means that eventually this is going to come before the Supreme Court.

The Alliance Defending Freedom has represented for-profit companies seeking relief. Michael Foust reports on a statement they released this week:

Americans have the God-given freedom to live and do business according to their faith. Forcing employers to surrender their faith in order to earn a living is unprecedented, unnecessary, and unconstitutional. Honoring God is important every day, in all areas of life, including in our work. Freedom is not the government’s to give and take away when it pleases.

Read the rest of Michael Foust’s excellent report here.


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    […] 3. “Appeals court rules against abortion mandate” – Courts rule against Obama abortion mandate in lawsuits filed by businesses against the federal goverment. The cases are expected to go to the Supreme Court. (Baptist Press); Denny Burk’s commentary on the issue: “The abortion mandate is losing in court” . […]

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