Most everyone knows by now the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious freedom and against the Obama administration on Monday in its Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood decisions.
This was a stunning rebuke against not only President Obama but also pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose office wrote the rules attempting to force employers with religious convictions to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. The contraception mandate was never passed by Congress.
I love this headline. Even if factually incorrect, it is accurate in the sense that Planned Parenthood stood to gain financially by the mandate and lost in the Hobby Lobby decision as well…
“Our opponents think they have momentum on their side,” wrote Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in a fundraising email on Monday, which was for once a true statement. When you consider the buffer zone and Hobby Lobby decisions, the vast number of abortion clinics closing, the horrific Gosnell scandal, the public opinion polls, the tsunami of pro-life laws being passed, and the 2014 political landscape, we do appear to have a bit of momentum.
Meanwhile, the other Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday was a major slam against the company for whom Richards’ husband Kirk Adams (pictured above) works. Adams is the International Executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union, heading up its North America healthcare division.
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