July 19, 2013

Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate [Darleen Click]

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a federal court granted Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. a preliminary injunction against the HHS abortion-drug mandate, preventing the government from enforcing the mandate against the Christian company. This victory comes less than a month after a landmark decision by the full 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled 5-3 that Hobby Lobby can exercise religion under the First Amendment and is likely to win its case against the mandate.

“The tide has turned against the HHS mandate,” said Kyle Duncan, General Counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and lead attorney for Hobby Lobby.

In an opinion read from the bench, the court said, “There is a substantial public interest in ensuring that no individual or corporation has their legs cut out from under them while these difficult issues are resolved.”

This is a major victory for not only Hobby Lobby, but the religious liberty of all for-profit businesses.

It should be noted that Hobby Lobby didn’t object to all birth control, but specifically to abortifacients. Yet, look how some other “news” organizations are reporting this:

Reuters “Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate”

CBS News “Hobby Lobby wins stay against birth control mandate”

In the Reuters’ piece comes this mind-boggling bit of nonsense:

A U.S. Department of Justice spokesman had no immediate comment. The government has said contraception coverage is needed to promote public health and gender equality.

Say what? Can someone provide a translation of how telling employers exactly what they must provide their female employees by way of compensation promotes “gender equality”?

Posted by Darleen @ 11:45am

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Comments (11)

  1. Godbotherers and birth control? Darleen’s just waving a red cape in front of the yellow rodent with this one. It’s like Twinkies and O-Dub.

  2. Squid, anything that is pushback against ObamaCare is something to be celebrated.

  3. Oh, I’m totally with you. I’m just waiting to see what The Most Precious Cupcake In The World has to say.

  4. Free BC for women is gender equality? Can someone tell those silly bitches we guys have to buy our own condoms?

    Thank you.

  5. Feminism Precept #1: Until women can exercise complete control over when the babies are born, they will not be equal to men. And by complete, I mean complete.

    This idea goes back at least 100 years.

  6. And by complete, I mean complete.

    Does that mean they don’t want to wait the nine months either?

  7. Leaving aside the femi(commu)nist rhetoric about “reproductive rights”, this goes back to simple economics.

    Q: What do we, in the real world, insure against?

    A: Major. Financial. Catastrophe.

    NOT routine minor expenses. Hint for the “womyns”: Birth Control pills are routine and minor. Breast Cancer treatments are a major catastrophe.

    What would your car insurance cost if oiil changes had to be paid by 3rd party insurance? And what would the oil changes cost, in the absence of competitive pricing?

    The answer is a hell of a lot more, both times.

    And they wonder why the insurance system is strained and costing much much more with each passing year.

    Then again, if your end game is single payer socialism, that’s the idea, isn’t it?

    Can’t anybody play political golf like *this*, and bypass all the “Pro-choice” vs. “Pro-life” sand traps entirely?

  8. ObamaCare: The Welfare State funded from health insurance premiums instead of taxes.

    Oops, Chief Justice Roberts just reminded me…

  9. Greetings:

    While this is certainly good news, for me, it has a tinge of sadness in it. America, where are you now when a titan of your industries is named “Hobby Lobby” ???

  10. Say what? Can someone provide a translation of how telling employers exactly what they must provide their female employees by way of compensation promotes “gender equality”? –

    Because… Viagra. Haven’t you heard that one yet ? Well, insurance covers Viagra so men with limp dicks can screw, so… free birth control. Or something.

    Nevermind that one is prescribed for an actual medical condition (fertility not being a “medical condition” that needs to be corrected).

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