Karl Rove: Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Victory' for Religious Freedom

Image: Karl Rove: Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Victory' for Religious Freedom Anti-abortion demonstrators cheer as the ruling for Hobby Lobby was announced outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Monday, 30 Jun 2014 12:53 PM

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The Supreme Court decision on Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby's claim that Obamacare's contraception mandate violates the owners' biblical principles signaled a "great victory for religious liberty," said Republican political strategist Karl Rove.

Hobby Lobby, a privately held company, argued it should not be required to provide contraception methods through its employer-sponsored health insurance that could lead to an abortion. Obamacare requires employers' insurance companies to provide 100 percent reimbursement for contraception.

Hobby Lobby objected to two types of morning-after pills and two types of intrauterine devices. Rove said the company objected to methods "designed to terminate a pregnancy."

"This is a great victory for religious liberty," Rove, who served as deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Monday. "In parts of the country where traditional values are strong, and parts of the country where, for example, the Catholic Church is strong, this will be well received."

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court held that small for-profit businesses run by a few people could hold a religious belief. The decision is limited to contraceptives under Obamacare.

Rove said the ruling would also have "a positive impact on candidates and officeholders who have stood with the religious liberty movement in support of this."

Women especially would support the ruling, Rove maintained, because "a substantial number" were "pro-life in their outlook." He said many women believed people shouldn't "be forced to pay for an abortion-causing drug."

"The country is becoming more pro-life," Rove said. "Should somebody be forced to violate their moral beliefs by having to pay for something that they believe causes an abortion? The vast majority of the American people, men and women, believe that should not be the case."


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