Life News reports that the Obama administration has dropped appeals in several cases that challenged the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case likely swayed the administration to stop trying to infringe on the religious freedom of Christian business owners and religious organizations. The court ruled 5-4 that the Obamacare mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) represents Christians facing government tyranny. ADF Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman said that all “Americans should oppose unjust laws that force people – under threat of punishment by the IRS – to give up their freedom to live and work according to their beliefs. The administration was right to abandon its fight against the family businesses involved in these particular cases in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in June. In a free and diverse society, we respect the freedom to live out our convictions. For these families, that means not being forced to participate in distributing abortion drugs and devices.”