Religious Freedom Protest In Laredo

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear Hobby Lobby's religious liberty challenge to Obamacare and is why organizations like; "Stand Up For Religious Freedom" is hitting the streets.

"We're here to support Hobby Lobby because we feel the government is impeding our religious rights.”

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide workers a health plan that covers a full range of contraceptives, including the morning after pill. Why this is a problem is because Hobby Lobby is a Christian owned and operated business and says these requirements violate their religious beliefs. Mellie Hereford agrees.

"This is a landmark case because whatever they decide will affect every single American. Our religious freedom is at stack."

Some would argue making employers have to pay for contraception is a good thing and gives women a choice. Marica Jovel who is also protesting disagrees.

"They are using semantics saying it's a women health issue. It's not. It's a lie and people need to know that. I hope that people pay attention and they pray that the administration protects our rights."

So far Hobby Lobby has prevailed. The company won an exemption from the contraceptive rule from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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