Obama Administration Losing 88 Percent of HHS Mandate Court Cases
Sarah Jean Seman
1/2/2014 12:20:00 PM
The 2013 scorecard for abortion pill mandate cases made on religious freedom claims is 53 – 7, and the Obama Administration is losing.
The mandate requires employers to provide abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives to their employees. Nuns, private Christian colleges and religiously-run companies such as Hobby Lobby have filed court cases against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Obama Administration is fighting an uphill battle, according to a tally released by Alliance Defending Freedom Tuesday:
To date, there have been 60 rulings touching on the merits religious freedom claims against Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate. 41 involve family - or religious - run businesses, and 19 involve non-profit religious organizations. Overall, the score is 53–7 in favor of religious liberty, involving 53 injunctions against the abortion pill mandate.
Within these cases, the score in favor of families doing business is 35–6. The score in favor of non - profit religious entities is 18–1.
The First Amendment “free exercise clause” and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act are two key laws being used to invalidate the mandate.
Matt Boman, Senior Legal Counsel with ADF stated:
“Many people have seen the administration’s failures and scandals over the past year, particularly involving Obamacare and government overreach. But, not many things illustrate those failures more concretely than the Administration’s record of losses record on its abortion pill mandate.”
Legal grounds against Obamacare's abortion pill mandate do exist and they are being acknowledged in courtrooms across the nation.