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BREAKING & REACTION: U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, saying “closely held corporations: should not be held to the Federal Health Care Law’s mandate on contraceptives.

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, saying “closely held corporations” should not be held to the Federal Health Care Law’s mandate on contraceptives.

Maryland Congressman Andy Harris issued a statement following the ruling. He states that today’s ruling “upholds that fundamental freedom”.

“By upholding the freedom of religion of business owners, the Supreme Court once again highlights that the United States is a beacon of freedom for the world.” Harris says in his statement.

Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Coons says he’s “disappointed” with the ruling, adding that a woman’s choice in birth control should be between patient and doctor… not the religious belief of her boss.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley also issued the following statement:

“We are still reviewing the details of the decision, but we are disappointed with the outcome.

“Maryland has derived enormous benefit from our homecare system, which includes collective bargaining. Our system enables the State to accomplish important goals — like ensuring an adequate and well-trained homecare workforce — and exclusive representation and fair-share fees play an important role in a fair and effective collective bargaining system.

“As we continue reviewing the decision, we will consider what, if any, changes will be required for Maryland’s system of collective bargaining. Our system has worked well for home health workers, patients, and taxpayers — so we will try to keep it as much intact as is possible. ”

Stay tuned to WGMD for the lasted update on the ruling, including local reaction.

 

REACTION:

CarperUS Senator Tom Carper -

They got it wrong – that’s the reaction from Senator Tom Carper on the US Supreme Court’s ruling earlier today on the Hobby Lobby Decision. The ruling will allow some for-profit employers to withhold contraceptive care from their employees’ health coverage based on their own religious beliefs. Carper calls the ruling a disturbing new precedent saying that a woman’s health care decisions belong between the patient and her doctor – not the patient and her boss.

 

DEFamPolicyCouncilDelaware Family Policy Council -

The Delaware Family Policy Council is praising the ruling today by the US Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby Decision. They say the ruling upholds religious liberty and protects the conscience rights of family-owned businesses, who now won’t be forced to cover the cost of drugs that will destroy an unborn child.

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