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Not a Supreme Moment for HHS Mandate (Yet)

The Supreme Court will not be taking up Hobby Lobby’s request for relief from the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate right now. In response to the news, Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing the arts-and-crafts chain e-mails: “Hobby Lobby will continue their appeal before the Tenth Circuit. The Supreme Court merely decided not to get involved in the case at this time. It left open the possibility of review after their appeal is completed in the Tenth Circuit. The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees. To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.” 

You can read more about Hobby Lobby’s case here and here and here and here. And more on the state of religious liberty vis-a-vis the mandate here, with Mark Rienzi.


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