That much-played Pharrell Williams song “Happy” could have been part of the soundtrack outside the Supreme Court this morning.
I got to there a little before 10 a.m. Once I got beyond the name-calling and attempts to obscure what was going on in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cases, what I saw is joy. And lots of joyful women. They were optimistically hoping and praying and chanting for a win and when news broke that the majority opinion was written by Justice Alito, there was immediate happiness and relief.
The “Pro-Life Generation” was out in force:
A delighted Helen Alvare from Women Speak for Themselves speaks:
And as the George Mason law professor gives it a closer read:
Emily Hardman from the Becket Fund — who represented Hobby Lobby — and Charmaine Yoest from Americans United for Life:
Cathy Ruse from the Family Research Council:
The winning legal team:
And overview of the crowd from the steps of the Court:
Not quite as happy:
(Of course if birth control is not your boss’s business, shouldn’t their beef be with the Obama administration insisting it is?)
“Team Life” on a day with some hope for the future of life and liberty: