In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court upheld the religious liberty rights of family businesses and the lives of the unborn. It was the third time, the Supreme Court has rebuked the Obama Administration's overreach, in less than two weeks.
This was a win for the family-owned businesses of Barbara Green, co-founder of Hobby Lobby, and Elizabeth Hahn of Conestoga Wood:
"Today, the nation's highest court has reaffirmed the vital importance of religious liberty as one of our country's founding principles," said Barbara Green, co-founder of Hobby Lobby. "The court's decision is a victory, not just for our family business, but for all who seek to live out their faith."
The Supreme Court ruled that the Obama Administration went too far by forcing some people to buy abortion pills for others.
Justice Samuel Alito rightly asserted that Congress did not want religious believers with dissenting views to be made into second class citizens and that the government was barred from taking action that "substantially burdens" religious freedom.
When noting that one company could be fined $475 million per year if it didn't facilitate a grave wrong, Alito said, "if these consequences do not amount to a substantial burden, it is hard to see what would."
Today is a day of celebration. However, with the current makeup of the Supreme Court, and the constant attacks from the Left and their allies in the U.S. Senate and the Obama Administration, we know that the battle to protect religious liberty is not over.