New HHS Mandate Rules Force Hobby Lobby, Any Religious Biz to Comply

Photo Credit: LifeNewsThe Obama administration released new HHS mandate rules today that attempt to expand the number of religious groups that can opt out of the pro-abortion mandate — but that leaves religiously-run companies like Hobby Lobby out in the cold. Pro-life advocates oppose the mandate because it forces religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

Thanks to a number of decisions in court related to lawsuits filed against the mandate by dozens of religious businesses and organizations, the Obama administration is under court order to revise the mandate. But the proposed changes don’t protect everyone who wants to opt out.

Although the proposed revisions provide some additional protections for religiously-affiliated organizations, companies owned and operated by people with religious objections to the mandate are not included in the expanded exemption rules.

“Today, the administration is taking the next step in providing women across the nation with coverage of recommended preventive care at no cost, while respecting religious concerns,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We will continue to work with faith-based organizations, women’s organizations, insurers and others to achieve these goals.”

But the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a pro-life legal group representing Hobby Lobby, told LifeNews the proposed changes would still force the company to comply with the mandate.

“Today’s proposed rule does nothing to protect the religious liberty of millions of Americans. The rights of family businesses like Hobby Lobby are still being violated,” Kyle Duncan, General Counsel for The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty, said.

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  • Delores109

    If you are ever caught speeding, don’t worry. Just tell the police officer that your car is not a car….it is a TAX. Police Officers cannot give tickets to taxes. If anyone commits a crime, explain to the Judge that it was not a crime, it was a TAX. If you possess a gun that Obama does not want you to possess, just shoot it, and call it a TAX. Obamacare is a health bill, but you can only call it TAX, because it is unconconstitutional to force anyone to buy a product under the commerce clause….but you can call it a TAX.
    OBAMACARE IS ILLEGAL. When a LAW goes to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is to determine if the law is constitutional. No Supreme Court Justice can say, “It is unconstitutional to force anyone to buy a product, but you can call it a TAX,” That is legislating from the bench…or Judicial Activism. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, you are a bastard and a lousy judge, but I will refer to you as a Tax, until I figure out how you were bought.
    Delores Smith
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  • CSN

    This assault on “Religious Liberty” is just the beginning, but if you will notice they are implementing Shariah Law in many states and are complying with Muslims in everything they wish or desire. Makes ones skin crawl.

  • exile

    obama is above the law, despises the constitution, and is building his
    caliphate of jihadi-marxism, for him, the more infidels that get aborted the smaller the numbers he and his muhllahs will have to dispose of.