A long-awaited court date has arrived for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, two businesses whose constitutional right to religious freedom has been compromised by the Affordable Care Act’s HHS mandate. In the case, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, it is argued that the mandate forces businesses to effectively partake in abortion practices by being required to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs like Plan B and the Pill. Both companies have refused to comply with this mandate on the grounds that the requirement violates their religious liberty.
Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are both owned by conscientious employers whose religious values hold human life as sacred. The religious beliefs held by these business owners are diametrically opposed to participation in act of abortion via certain contraceptives. The business owners have had no choice but to wage a grueling battle against the oppressive government policies of the Affordable Care Act, and this battle would never have been necessitated had the new healthcare program observed the Constitution’s explicit guarantee of religious freedom.
The government’s failure to uphold the Constitution in its policy, however, has left businesses at the crossroads of conscience, and complicity with what they believe to be moral evil.
Consequently, today’s court proceedings represent a significant event in modern American history: the views of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are in-line with those of a majority of Americans, who stand in opposition to the HHS mandate’s disregard for religious freedom. Beginning today, the Supreme Court of the United States will determine whether the right to religious freedom found in the Constitution still bears the integrity it had when it was instated over two hundred years ago.
The liberal Left, in bed with the Obama administration, has engaged in dizzying semantics to try and dissuade Americans from their Pro-Life convictions. They have falsely and unscientifically claimed that hormonal contraceptives and drugs like Plan B are not abortion-inducing. They have consistently misrepresented the views of American women, many of whom do not agree that abortion and contraception are health care, and resent the implication that their fertility and procreative abilities are diseases in need of “preventive care.” They have claimed to stand for American values, when in reality they stand for an agenda that is anything but American.