Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Inside Hobby Lobby, a Bomb

Hobby Lobby was a case about RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act), so it's useful to understand RFRA.  Terry Jeffrey enlightens, and it's not good news.

...Justice Samuel Alito wrote the court's majority opinion in Hobby Lobby. In it, he explains that RFRA "prohibits the federal government from taking any action that substantially burdens the exercise of religion unless that action constitutes the least restrictive means of serving a compelling government interest."

Joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy (who filed a concurring opinion), Alito argued that: 1)  Forcing the employers in this case to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs and devices did indeed substantially burden their exercise of religion, 2) that the government did indeed have a compelling interest for forcing these employers to violate their religious beliefs, but 3) that the particular means the government used to advance this compelling interest force was not the least restrictive one available....

The Gummint "has a compelling interest" for murdering babies?  Really?  More precisely stated, the Gummint has a "compelling interest" which allows it to require 3rd parties to pay for baby-killing?  Really?

Take baby-killing out of it, and read it this way:   the Gummint has a "compelling interest" allowing it to force 3rd parties to pay for The Pill.  Really?


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