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-Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Case: Can Businesses Be Forced to Pay for Abortion?

by Dr. D ~ March 26th, 2014

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During the arguments before the Supreme Court yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case, the government lawyers contended that ultimately the USA government should have the power to force businesses and business owners to pay for abortions even if it is against their religious conscience.

From OneNewsNow:

Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice spoke with OneNewsNow following Tuesday arguments and said there are legitimate questions as to whether the government respects religious beliefs.

"The administration is in that pickle where they’re trying to argue What are the limits of this power? Are there any limits to this power?" he explained. "And it was clear that they don’t see a limit."

Sekulow is hopeful the public doesn’t lose sight of the importance of the case. …

Attorney Cathy Ruse of the Family Research Council attended the hearing. She describes one "startling" admission by the government attorney.

"… When Justice Kennedy asked the government’s attorney whether he believes family businesses could be forced to pay for abortion even over their religious objections, the government attorney said yes," stated Ruse.

Response: The government’s response to questioning before SCOTUS is in harmony with the progressive ideals of the Obama administration and President Obama in particular.

Yesterday we quoted Catholic Cardinal Burke in regard to the administration’s policies on trying to restrict religious liberty to ‘freedom of worship’ within the four walls of a official place of worship: 

“Now [Obama] wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of worship, that is, he holds that one is free to act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of worship but that, once the person leaves the place of worship, the government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions,”

The response by the government’s attorney in the Hobby Lobby case is in support of the view that religious conscience can be overridden by the government in spite of the 1st amendment of the Constitution. This case before the Supreme Court is far more important than most realize. The actual limits of the 1st amendment are now on the table and in question and subject to the vote of the Supreme Court justices.  Prayers are in order since I believe the entire future of religious liberty in America are in the crosshairs of this case.            *Top

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