IRONDALE, Alabama – EWTN Global Catholic Network Chief Executive Officer Michael Warsaw applauded today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare.
“EWTN is extremely pleased with today’s Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case,” Warsaw said. “The fact that the Court believes that the government has less restrictive means of accomplishing its goals is very helpful. However, it remains unclear whether this decision addresses the serious objections that EWTN has raised with regard to the government’s ‘accommodation’ scheme for nonprofit faith-based organizations. We are consulting with our legal team to determine how this significant decision applies to EWTN and our pending case before the courts.”
EWTN has the same legal representation as Hobby Lobby in its fight against the HHS contraception mandate, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Lori Windham, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund and counsel for Hobby Lobby in this case, said today:
“This is a landmark decision for religious freedom. The Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business.”
Barbara Green, co-founder of Hobby Lobby, said:
“Our family is overjoyed by the Supreme Court’s decision. Today the nation’s highest court has re-affirmed the vital importance of religious liberty as one of our country’s founding principles. The Court’s decision is a victory, not just for our family business, but for all who seek to live out their faith. We are grateful to God and to those who have supported us on this difficult journey.”
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