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The Supreme Court handed a major victory to the pro-life movement.
In New York, employers have been forced to fund abortions in their employee health care plans, even if they are faith-based religious groups that oppose abortion.
A lower court in New York ruled against Christians employers.
However, the Supreme Court has vacated the lower court decision.
“The Supreme Court issued an important ruling today stopping New York state from forcing Christians to fund abortions in their health care plans,” LifeSite News reported.
“The ruling comes on the same day SCOTUS is holding oral arguments related to two pro-abortion lawsuits seeking to block the Texas abortion ban.”
The justices ordered New York courts to reconsider Diocese of Albany v. Emami.
The case challenged New York’s coercive abortion mandate that requires employers to cover abortions in their health insurance plans.
This mandate was instituted soon after the signing of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.
This is a majority victory as the Supreme Court will now hear upcoming arguments against the Texas Heartbeat law.
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From the preliminary report on the ruling:
The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of New York, Third Judicial Department for further consideration in light of Fulton v. Philadelphia, 593 U. S. ___ (2021). Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would grant the petition for a writ of certiorari.
LifeSite further reported, The position puts Christian charities in an “intolerable position”; the state is forcing them to choose between paying for the killing of unborn babies in abortions or giving up their ministries that help people in need, lawyers for the Christian groups argued…
Funding the killing of unborn babies in abortions for these and other reasons is “a grave moral evil,” and Christian employers should not be forced to pay for them, they continued.
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Without relief, the charities and churches said they will be forced to either stop providing health insurance to their employees or close.
This is how depraved we have become as a nation. Government institutes laws that work to destroy organizations that do good and offer resources and relief to those less fortunate, in order to uphold the bloodlust of abortions and death. This SCOTUS ruling on Diocese of Albany v. Emami is another brick of precedent for the pro-life wall, particularly as SCOTUS hears arguments today against the Texas Heartbeat law.
It also sets precedent toward the continued erosion of Roe v. Wade. Between the scientific and technological advances that work to preserve life, and states creating laws to encourage the sanctity of life, Roe becomes seriously diminished with each law, ruling, and frankly, when people choose to embrace life, and not death…
This is why the Left is fighting so hard against the Texas Heartbeat law, and is royally upset over the Mississippi case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on the SCOTUS docket for December 1. A favorable ruling for the Texas law or Dobbs will erode Roe even further.
This ruling also sets precedent towards the restoration and defense of individual rights. The Left enjoys calling for cancellation or boycott of people and companies who support family, life, or right-of-center causes and political action. Conservatives and others on the right can choose to support those companies and organizations with their dollars and patronage. The rallying of support for Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Goya Foods, and other companies prove that this must be the way. However, we should have the right to support those organizations and companies, while also divesting our money from companies and organizations that seek to destroy life, liberty, and personal freedoms.