Big Win in the Fight Against the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (July 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm)

Newland FamilyThe Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, members of the Stand Up Coalition, report a huge victory in the fight against President Obama’s HHS Mandate.

The Newland family, Catholic owners of Hercules Industries, a private HVAC equipment manufacturer, sued to protect their right to administer their self-insured employee plan for their 265 full-time employees in a way that comports with the family’s religious faith.

Judge John Kane granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of Hercules Industries. Granting the preliminary injunction prevents the federal government from applying the HHS mandate against the company.

“Judge Kane’s ruling today in favor of a religious for-profit plaintiff challenging the coercive HHS mandate got the law right. Religious liberty rights don’t stop at the store-front door,” said Hannah Smith, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “This decision portends the demise of the current Administration’s attempts to drive religious activity from the public square and confine it within the four walls of a church.”

This is a small victory in a larger case, which itself is one of many cases that will have a hand in deciding the fight against the HHS Mandate, but it is most definitely an important victory.

Get the full story on the Becket Fund’s website and keep fighting to protect our freedoms!

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2 Responses to “Big Win in the Fight Against the HHS Mandate”

  1. New Chapter in Religious Freedom Battle Starts Today « Stand Up for Religious Freedom says:

    […] we noted earlier this week, the numerous lawsuits against the Mandate are making headway through the courts, and more and more […]

    August 1st, 2012 at 4:58 pm
  2. Cheesus Riced says:

    I can’t wait for the day when the first Scientologist employer purchases coverage that denies mental health treatment to their employees; or the first Witness employer purchases coverage that denies life-saving blood transfusion or organ donation. The current “religious liberty” crowd will rush to arms, and it certainly won’t be in defense of the religious liberty of these (as of yet) hypothetical employers. The insanity of theism!

    August 8th, 2012 at 10:13 am