Why? Because it’s “in the public interest” to follow the Constitution
(Daily Caller) A federal district court judge in Houston ruled Friday in favor of two Baptist universities seeking relief from the Obamacare contraception mandate.
“The religious organization plaintiffs have shown a sincerely held religious belief that the court cannot second-guess,” reads the decision handed down in favor of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University by Lee H. Rosenthal.
“The plaintiffs have also shown that if they do not comply with a certain requirement that they believe offends that belief, they will face onerous fines.”
“The public interest weighs in favor of granting the injunction. Protecting constitutional rights and the rights under RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] are in the public’s interest,” continued Rosenthal, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court of Southern Texas by George H. W. Bush.
Let’s not forget, the mandate to provide free contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients was not in the “Affordable” Care Act, but something that was added by Obama’s far left Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a mandate that could be cancelled in a heartbeat, without legislation. But, that would annoy Obama’s moonbat liberal base. The only thing about anything “reproductive”, other than maternity coverage (which is mandatory, and has been mandatory before the ACA), are mentions of education programs.
According to the Beckett Fund For Religious Freedom, which litigated the case, there are 89 cases pending suing over the unconstitutionality of the Obama contraception decree, two of which are heading to the Supreme Court.
Crossed at Right Wing News.