WASHINGTON — The Christian owners of both Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood won in court today over the right to exercise religious liberty and freedom of conscience with abortion drugs.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, dealing the liberals a major blow in public policy and in the culture war. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in the ruling and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy.
The Obama administration was dealt another blow by the U.S. Supreme Court, having already lost another battle over recess appointments by President Barack Obama this Supreme Court term.
The companies, owned by Christian owners, sued the government for forcing them to provide coverage of four abortifacents, or abortion-inducing drugs. They contended that the four drugs, which was pushed on them by the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, violated their freedom of religion and conscience.
Hobby Lobby, for example, provides coverage of 16 other birth control drugs mandated by ObamaCare, yet the media pushed out the liberal narrative that they refuse to cover any birth control drug. The owners contended that the four drugs in question force abortion and destroy life, which violates their religious beliefs.
Information for this newswire was derived from an article by the Heritage Foundation’s newest content website The Daily Signal .