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June 30, 2014

CONTACT: Heather Gims- Phone: 513.729.3600 - Email: heather.gims@lifeissues.org

Supreme Court Sides in Favor of Hobby Lobby

The most heated Supreme Court cases of the year—Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius— have been decided in a 5-4 decision that strikes down Obamacare’s HHS Mandate.

The Mandate would have required that all insurance plans cover prescriptions that include abortifacients. In both cases, the business owners objected on religious grounds and cited that the law was an infringement on their religious liberty. “Business owners should not have to choose between violating their faith and violating the law,” said Hobby Lobby founder and CEO, David Green.

In response to the decision, Bradley Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues Institute, stated, “Today’s ruling upholds the system of checks and balances our founding fathers intended. Our religious rights were threatened by our own government, but in this case the justice system prevailed in protecting our freedoms. This is also as a victory for life, as the protection of the unborn was both recognized and respected.”

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