Posted by Matt Yonke (March 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm)
On Monday, March 16, U.S. District Judge John Kane issued a permanent injunction from the HHS Mandate to Hercules Industries, declaring that the family-owned business is protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
This declaration is a huge blow against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, and the latest in a string of victories against the controversial policy.
William Newland, one of the co-owners of the Colorado-based manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units, had this to say about the victory:
This final victory, a permanent injunction protecting us from the abortion-pill, contraception and sterilization mandate, has taught our family that we have been right to put God first, and be proactive to protect our right to live and work according to our faith. Spiritual treasures come before business tools.
This is a great sign for the hundreds of other lawsuits against the mandate currently being fought out in the courts.
Get more on this story here and stay tuned to the Stand Up for Religious Freedom blog for more news as it becomes available.
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