Supreme Court: Religious businesses may reject providing birth control

Lady Justice in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.—by Joseph Earnest

by Michael Gryboski

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—In a landmark religious freedom case the U.S.
Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties,
in a 5-4 decision, stating that corporations can refuse to provide certain drugs that
may abort a fetus on the basis of religious objection.

The highest court in the land ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies
to privately owned businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties.
The decision was narrowed to only the contraceptive mandate and is not necessarily
applicable to all insurance mandates, like blood transfusions or vaccinations.