Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the Health and Human Services
mandate to provide coverage for the "morning-after" and
"week-after" pills in insurance exchanges has gained some
Washington, DC-based Independent Women's Forum points out that 27
lawsuits involving religious institutions and businesses have been
filed to stop the federal government from imposing the coverage.
Spokesperson Hadley Heath tells OneNewsNow IWF's support is based
on religious freedom and limits to the government's authority to
"Every American -- whether they're religious or not -- has a
right to live in accordance with their values, to live according to
their moral conscience," she says. "Of course, this intervention on
the government's part is going to be something that has
implications not just for family-owned businesses or for Catholics,
but it has economic impact as well. It's going to, I believe,
affect the market for birth control and affect some prices in
healthcare. So there are many factors to be considered."
Heath adds when government is involved "there are winners and
losers and there are secondary and sometimes indirect consequences
that were not intended."
Heath believes people need to understand the seriousness of the
consequences of violating the constitutional rights of the
institutions, businesses and individuals impacted by the
Hobby Lobby recently
filed a lawsuit over the healthcare reform mandate, claiming it
is forcing the business owners to "violate their own faith."