generic medications buy propecia money order, and online pharmacy zovirax buy online no membership overnight, and purchase with no prescription synthroid shipped c.o.d, and generic medications arimidex prescribing information, and purchase with no prescription cheapest wellbutrin shipping usa, and cheap online buy accutane cash on delivery Kitchener, and buy cheap online non rx cheap doxycycline, and order online side effects lipitor, and buy cheap lasix meds overnight delivery no rx, and online ordering buy diflucan without a prescription overnight shipping, and buy cheapest generic valtrex, and cheap medications order online rx flagyl, and order cheap how long does it take for clomid to work, and order online where to buy hydrochlorothiazide no prescription no fees, and purchase with no prescription online cheap beloc no rx cheap au, and order online when should i feel better after starting zithromax, and buy cheap botulinum toxin and baclofen, and pharmacy online amoxil online next day shipping, and pharmacy cheapest acyclovir online without a prescription, and order online prozac works, and pharmacy cheapest norvasc online fed ex, and order online rhinitis and paxil, and order online online bactrim, and ordering online where to buy neurontin no prescription no fees, and ordering online premarin overnight no prescription no rx, and
STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Eric Scheidler speaks at Rally for Hobby Lobby outside Supreme Court

Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 28, 2014 at 10:24 am)

It was my great honor to speak at a rally held Tuesday outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments were being heard in the Sebelius v Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v Sebelius HHS Mandate cases. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga are challenging the mandate, enacted under Obamacare, which compels them to provide free abortion-inducing drugs through their employee health plans.

Other speakers at the rally included Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, Lila Rose of Life Action and Meg McDonnell of Women Speak for Themselves, and several more articulate, outspoken women. The only men to speak were Fr Frank Pavone and me—a point I remarked on in my comments, which you can hear in full in the above video.

Father of Six Daughters Speaks Out

After declaring that women’s wellbeing is especially important to me as the father of six daughters, I discussed how devastating the HHS Mandate would be to Hobby Lobby and its employees, and then concluded:

Even more troubling to me what the HHS Mandate says to the women and girls in my life: that their feminine nature is somehow flawed. That their healthy fertility is some kind of medical condition. That motherhood is a sort of disease that must be avoided with government-mandated services.

The HHS Mandate cannot be allowed to stand, not only because it attacks our cherished freedom of religion, but because of what it says to our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters.

While outside the court on this snowy morning, I gave interviews to EWTN News Nightly, CBN News and Sojourners. I also happened to appear in several photos appearing in other news outlets.

As the rally was winding up, Senator Ted Cruz put in a surprise visit. I was able to say hello to him and give him a copy of the League’s handbook, Sharing the Pro-Life Message.

Thanks to the Green and Hahn Families

After the rally, I attended a luncheon hosted by the Becket Fund at which I had the opportunity to personally thank the Green and Hahn families, owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga, respectively, for their courageous fight against the HHS Mandate. I told them they stand for all of us who appreciate religious freedom. They in turn thanked me for my activism in organizing the hundreds of Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies held in opposition to the mandate.

After hearing from several people who were present for the 90 minutes of oral arguments and carefully reading the official transcript [PDF], I’m cautiously optimistic that the Greens and Hahns will prevail in their lawsuit, which would strike a major blow to the HHS Mandate.

A separate series of legal challenges to the HHS Mandate are now working their way through the courts brought by not-for-profit organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor and the University of Notre Dame. Whether a good ruling in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases would impact these other suits remains to be seen.

Please keep the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases in your prayers, and continue to spread the word about the critical religious freedom issues at stake.

Posted in Court Battles. Follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.