“The Court of Appeals properly recognized today that being an American means being able to freely choose our faith and live by the dictates of that faith at home, at church, and in the public square.” — Diane Black

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Congressmen Diane Black (R-TN), John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and Joe Pitts (R-PA) applauded the U.S. Tenth District Court of Appeals ruling which reversed a lower court ruling denying a preliminary injunction to Oklahoma City-based crafts store Hobby Lobby and its sister company, Mardel, in their lawsuit against Obama administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) employer mandate requiring insurance coverage for drugs that may cause an abortion. Reps. Black, Fleming and Fortenberry are the authors of H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act; legislation providing full exemption from the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and enforcing conscience protections for individuals and health care entities that refuse to provide, pay for, or refer patients to abortion providers because of their deeply-held, reasoned beliefs.

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