Hobby Lobby Ruling A Victory for Religious Freedom

July 1, 2014

News, Policy

US Supreme CourtIn a 5-4 ruling on June 30, 2014, the US Supreme Court upheld religious freedom.

The Hobby Lobby decision, although narrow in scope, is a welcome ruling providing protection under Obamacare for those who respect the sanctity of life. Although the media reported that this was about contraception, that was not the issue. Instead, Hobby Lobby objected to paying for medical coverage for abortifacients that cause miscarriage and destroy human life after conception.

Religious freedom is at the heart of the American story. The First Amendment adopted by the founders of this nation guaranteed our religious liberties against the encroachment of government. CTV President, James Muffett said, “We are encouraged by this “rule of law” ruling and continue to pray that our courts will uphold the self-evident principles in the Constitution.”

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Following are reviews of the ruling by reputable organizations.

Right to Life of Michigan: Faith, Conscience and Commonsense Win the Day

Alliance Defending Freedom: What Happened

American Center for Law and Justice: Huge Win for Life and Liberty: Abortion Pill Mandate Defeated in Supreme Court

Family Research Council: Supreme Court Delivers Momentous Religious Freedom Victory

Heritage Foundation: The Fight Isn’t Over

Learn more about the CTV Judicial effort: Michigan All Rise to ensure we too have rule of law Judicial leaders.

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