Court ruling for Hobby Lobby seen as ‘ding’ against White House

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by Russ Jones | onenewsnow.com
July 4, 2013

hobbylobbyA number of conservative advocates say an appeals court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby represents a major step forward for issues of religious liberty.

In its lawsuit, the craft store chain challenged the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) employer mandate requiring insurance coverage for drugs that may cause an abortion. ( See earlier story)

Ashley McGuire, senior fellow with The Catholic Association, considers the ruling a major step forward for issues of religious liberty.

“I think this is just sort of another ding against the Obama administration showing that the courts are really heavily favoring the plaintiffs,” she tells OneNewsNow.

The Roman Catholic Church has been on the front lines fighting the HHS mandate.

McGuire said the stakes were high as Hobby Lobby faced paying fines up to $1.3 million a day.

Under the healthcare coverage mandate issued August 3, 2011, organizations and their managers are now facing potentially ruinous financial penalties for exercising their First Amendment rights, as protected by law.

The Obama administration’s HHS mandate exemption only includes houses of worship and does not account for [Read the full story here: Hobby Lobby Religious Freedom]

 

photo: Copyright ©2013 Hobby Lobby

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