Huelskamp: It is a Good Day for Religious Liberty
WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on the Obamacare HHS mandate. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood fought to uphold their religious liberties in an attempt to address one of the gravest threats to the First Amendment in recent generations. Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the following statement:
“Today’s ruling in favor of American’s Constitutional rights is a victory for religious liberty, the very soul of the Constitution. If Obama and Sebelius had their way, Americans of a multitude of faiths would have been forced to violate their consciences and pay for abortion-causing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. This landmark decision upholds our nation’s most deeply held tradition – that Americans cannot be forced by the Government to violate their own faith – thereby protecting the beliefs of the Hahns’ and the Greens’ families that life begins at conception.
“The First Amendment, indeed the entire Constitution, should be protected from the radical anti-religious liberty agenda of the Obama Administration. I applaud the Supreme Court for protecting religious beliefs, and I call on President Obama to go even further and eliminate this HHS mandate. Only by doing so can we protect the most cherished of all American freedoms and the heart and soul of our Constitution."