We are thrilled that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear both the Hahn and Green family’s challenges to Obamacare’s HHS Mandate. (Learn about the HHS Mandate here!) The ball is now in the highest court of our nation to determine whether American businesses can still operate with a moral conscience.
As a result of the HHS Mandate, the Hahns, a family of Mennonite cabinetmakers who founded and own Conestoga Wood Specialties, and the Greens, the Christian founders and owners of Hobby Lobby, would be required to fund abortion-inducing drugs through their insurance as a result of the HHS mandate.
Both family-owned companies would be fined $100 per day, per employee if they don’t agree to violate their conscience in the way they run their businesses.
At that rate, the Hahns will be out of business in a month. Hobby Lobby would be crippled with fines of $1.3 million a day.
Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties are prime examples of the American dream - both began from humble beginnings in the garage. Conestoga has a 50 year legacy of expert craftsmanship, and Hobby Lobby is one of the largest arts and crafts retailers in the country. Both companies employ thousands of other Americans. Their faith has guided their business practices from the inception until now.
We expect the Supreme Court to do the right thing by protecting American-grown jobs, and upholding the freedom of businesses to operate according to their values.
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