Federal Court Issues Injunction Against Obamacare Contraception Mandate


It’s a temporary injunction, but still a positive development.

(CNSNews.com) – The first private business owner to sue the Obama administration over its contraception mandate has won a small victory in the larger battle to preserve his religious liberty:

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Obamacare mandate from taking effect against the Missouri business owner, pending the the outcome of the appeals process.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted a motion for a preliminary injunction filed on behalf of Frank O’Brien and O’Brien Industrial Holdings of St. Louis, which runs the Christy family of companies.

The debate over this mandate has been a fascinating one to observe, because it’s instructive as to how many Americans view their rights under the law.

Not only do many seem to feel that they have a right to someone else (their employer, in this) providing them with health insurance, they also seem to think that they have a right to demand coverage that would violate the moral conscience of those paying to provide it. Some even argue that religious employers refusing to provide coverage for things like contraception or abortion is somehow that employer imposing their beliefs on employees.

Which is sort of like thinking that a vegetarian restaurant must prepare you a steak if you want one, whether they like it or not.

The entitlement mindset runs deep in America these days, unfortunately.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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