Religious Freedom Isn’t Discrimination

With the country focused on a dysfunctional website and President Obama’s lies and half-baked apology, an important development in the ObamaCare story was largely overlooked earlier this month. After years of litigation, the question of whether the Health and Human Services Department can enforce the ObamaCare mandate requiring employers to pay for services that violate their religious convictions moved a step closer to final resolution when the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a crucial ruling. In a 2-1 vote, the court rightly decided that the president’s signature health-care legislation violated the First Amendment to the Constitution by forcing owners of businesses to pay for insurance coverage for contraception or abortion-causing drugs. The case, Gilardi v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one of many challenges to the mandate that have been making their way through the federal system since ObamaCare’s passage, may now come before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the question once and for all.

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Religious Freedom Isn’t Discrimination

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