SUPREME COURT BACKS HOBBY LOBBY IN CONTRACEPTIVE MANDATE CHALLENGE OF OBAMA CARE
By Synthia Esther
Monday – June 30, 2014
Related News Source / Coverage: Associated Press, Fox News
In a 5-4 decision in favor of the family for profit business Hobby Lobby, and the furniture maker business in Pennsylvania, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, the Supreme Court upheld the legally legitimate law that bars the government from taking action in certain cases that substantially burdens freedom of religion.
Dozens of companies, including Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, claim religious objections to covering some or all contraceptives which can include abortion drugs. The Court had never before recognized a for profit corporation's religious rights under federal law or the Constitution. The companies in this case and their backers, argued that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses.
Fox News reported, Democratic leaders blasted the Court's decision on Monday, June 30, 2014, with Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid tweeting comment: “It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women.” I think it is time the U.S. Government stop deciding we are all required to support abortion - and the killing of babies (www.synthiaesther.com / Library Page: Baby Number 51).
Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in the case confirming by clarified statement, “Our decision should not be understood to hold that an Insurance – coverage mandate must necessarily fall if it conflicts with an employer's religious beliefs.” The victory win holds firm the American Right to Freedom of Religious standards Christian's hold close to heart in faith.
Mother Angelica founded “Eternal World Television Network” (EWTN), who also has benefited from today's Hobby Lobby ruling. As EWTN is to pursue their case in Court said, Chairman and CEO, Michael P. Warsaw. According to their website: The Becket Fund law firm for religious rights will be handling the EWTN case.
Copyright – 2014, Synthia Esther.