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A politics blog by Tom Jackson

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Hobby Lobby argument prevails in Colorado abortion case

Now this is interesting.

Mere days before the U.S. Supreme Court reveals its decision in Hobby Lobby case, a federal judge in Denver cited the Religious Freedom Act (the law upon which Hobby Lobby founded its argument) to give Colorado Christian University relief from Obamacare’s abortion mandate.

Calling it “a carefully reasoned opinion,” the Becket Fund said:

[T]he court ruled that the Health and Human Services Mandate, which would have forced CCU to include drugs like Plan B (the “morning after” pill) and ella (the “week after” pill) in its health care plan, infringes the University’s freedom of religion. The court noted that “[i]f CCU refused to provide health insurance coverage for its employees,” or “did not include the coverages required by the Mandate, CCU would be subject to significant – if not ruinous – financial penalties.” The court then concluded that this pressure on CCU to violate its religious beliefs violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Is this the trailer forecasting the main event?