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More on Judge’s Prophylactic Against the “Contraceptive” Mandate

By on 7.30.12 | 11:12AM

David Catron had a superb piece today on site here on the injunction favoring Hercules Industries against the Obama team, with regard to the HHS abortifacient mandate. I have one up at Fox News.com on the same subject:

As President Obama’s mandated insurance coverage of sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs takes effect on August 1 for ordinary businesses, the Health and Human Services mandate’s ultimate survival suddenly appears blessedly jeopardized....

In the text or footnotes of his decision, Kane used strong language against various arguments put forth by the Obama administration. As in: “I reject it out of hand.” And: “a distinction without substance.” Another argument is “irrelevant in this context.” And “the balance of the equities tip strongly [my emphasis added] in favor of injunctive relief.”

The ramifications of this decision could be enormous. If even a secular entity enjoys a “likelihood of success” on the merits of the challenge to Obama’s sweeping edict, then the dozens of suits filed by explicitly faith-related institutions probably enjoy a particularly strong likelihood of victory in court.....

This is very important. Other family businesses probably ought to follow Hercules' lead.

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