NAE Asks High Court to Consider Mandate Covering Contraception
By Boaz Wadel
The National Association of Evangelicals has joined with several other organizations in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases involving the Health and Human Services mandate in the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide contraception coverage to their employees even if it violates the moral beliefs of the owners. These two employers are for-profit closely held corporations operated in accord with the biblical beliefs of the family that owns the businesses.
Over widespread objections to the mandate, the administration finalized rules that exempt only churches, provide other religious nonprofits with unsatisfactory accommodations, and offer no protection to business owners who seek to apply their faith to their businesses.
For more information on the HHS mandate, visit the NAE's webpage on Freedom of Conscience in Health Care.