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Religious freedom has been upheld at the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that the HHS Mandate (abortion pill mandate) violates the religious rights of families who own a business. Neither the Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, nor the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, are required to fund abortion pills through their company insurance plan.
Alliance Defending Freedom, along with allied attorneys Randall Wenger and Charles Proctor, represented the Hahn family. The Green family was represented by our allies at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Both cases were combined into one at the Supreme Court and have now successfully challenged the HHS Mandate, ensuring that each family will not be required to check their religious freedom at the door just because they own a business.
The Big Picture
Choosing where you worship on Sundays is just one aspect of religious freedom. The First Amendment guarantees you the ability to freely live out your faith in every area of your life.
The Supreme Court victory for the Hahn and Green families upholds religious freedom in the workplace, but the fight continues. We still have many active cases involving Christian businesses and universities who oppose the HHS Mandate.
You should never have to pay for someone else’s abortion pills when that goes against your deeply held religious beliefs. We continue to defend religious freedom because we believe that, as an American, you should be free to live according to your faith and honor God in your work.
This is a milestone victory that should immediately impact family business owners, including the following ADF clients:
- The Hepler family of Seneca Hardwood in New York
- The Newland family of Hercules Industries in Colorado