This opinion column originally appeared on nationalreview.com on 12/04/2012.
A court decision on Wednesday spells more trouble for Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate. Defenders of that mandate have been crowing about two court rulings against Christian businesses, notably Hobby Lobby. But the government’s position is much weaker than its defenders let on.
Wednesday’s decision, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, reversed one of the government’s only successes and instead granted an injunction to a religiously- owned manufacturing business. That means four out of the five court rulings on this Obamacare mandate against businesses have issued injunctions in favor of religious freedom. The fifth, Hobby Lobby, is seeking a similar order on appeal.