Clinton/Obama Court of Appeals Judges Rule for Company on ObamaCare Abortion Mandate


ObamaCare hasn’t been doing so well lately. Not only has it triggered a major political crisis, but no one can seem to sign up for it and its abortion mandate just took another hit.

A three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Colorado-based business does not have to adhere to the federal government’s abortion pill mandate as its lawsuit proceeds.

In a ruling issued Thursday, the panel affirmed a lower court ruling on behalf of Hercules Industries, a family-owned Denver-based HVAC manufacturer.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys obtained the first-ever order against the mandate on behalf of Hercules Industries and the Catholic family that owns it. The administration opposed the order, arguing, contrary to the U.S. Constitution, that people of faith forfeit their religious liberty once they engage in business.

In his order, Senior Judge John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado said that the government’s arguments “are countered, and indeed outweighed, by the public interest in the free exercise of religion. As the Tenth Circuit has noted, ‘there is a strong public interest in the free exercise of religion even where that interest may conflict with [another statutory scheme]….’ Accordingly, the public interest favors entry of an injunction in this case.”

Bowman said Judge Kane explained that the government’s “harm pales in comparison to the possible infringement upon Plaintiffs’ constitutional and statutory rights.”

Judge Kane is a Carter appointee who once worked for the Peace Corps. Nevertheless he did the right thing.

In the latest decision, Judge Kelly and Judge Carlos Lucero are Clinton appointees. More shockingly, Judge Matheson is an Obama appointee.

  • Cathy1000

    This was absolutely the right decision!

  • Stendec

    Up to a point, I support the ability to obtain an abortion. That being said…

    Amazing. Three Democrat appointees striking a blow both for judicial integrity and Constitutional fidelity. The DOJ was trying assert that you give up your religious liberty when you engage in business? Do they also assert that if you are in business that you also forfeit your liberty with respect to free speech, a free press, and trial by jury?

    Be not deceived. Obama is an evil, hate filled socialist who despises not only this country, but the principles for which it stands, the liberty of the individual, and those who do not ascribe to the collectivism of his statist ComIntern. He is seething with “black rage” which he can barely keep below the radar, and which has surfaced on more than one occasion (the whole Henry Louis Gates thing a few years back, and of course, that gangsta wannabe Trayvon Martin). Despite his best efforts to institute the “liberte, egalite, fraternite” terrorism of the French Revolution, this time, thanks to these three judges (still can’t get over that they were Dem appointments), totalitarianism has been beat back. A small win in one battle of his ongoing war.

  • phenry

    This was indeed a great judicial decision. I hope that it becomes a growing trend in decisions against the Obama machine. Abortion is legal. However, who pays for them is an issue. Taxpayers should not be required to pay for the personal decisions of another person. Since women have been allowed by the Supreme Court to do whatever they want with their bodies, likewise the taxpayers have the right to use or not use their money however they wish.

  • catherineinpvb

    Love this Government; that ‘cries/screams’ separation of ‘Church and State’. And then proceeds to insert itself in all manner of perversions. ‘Private Enterprise’ too; is ‘supposed’ mean something. Whatever the ‘higher rationale’ here; kudos that they arrived at the ‘truth of the matter’. (So wondering if this is the ‘beginning’ for those with their stasi-dogma and refuse to be defeated; or is it the ‘end’.)