The March for Life has won a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the “Obamacare” contraceptive mandate.
A federal court rules on August 31 that the March for Life, the group that organizes the annual pro-life demonstration in Washington each January, should be granted the same exemption from the mandate that has been applied to religious organizations. Although the March for Life is not a religious group, the court reasoned:
If the purpose of the religious employer exemption is, as HHS states, to respect the anti-abortifacient tenets of an employment relationship, then it makes no rational sense-indeed, no sense whatsoever to deny March for Life that same respect.
The court decision is the first victory against the Obamacare mandate for an organization that based its appeal on moral but not explicitly religious principles.