Coburn and Inhofe praise High Court

Seators agree with Hobby Lobby outcome

Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe praised the Supreme Court ruling today upholding Hobby Lobby’s objections to providing contraceptives in their insurance plans.

Senator Inhofe said, “The Green family has built a successful business based on principles that are rooted in their deeply held faith.

Today the Supreme Court ruled to protect those principles and the religious liberties of private employers.”

Senator Tom Coburn said, “The Supreme Court’s decision today is a victory for all Americans.

The Court wisely affirmed that it is wrong for the government to violate the freedom of conscience and religious liberties of American citizens.

Religious freedom is the foundation of all of our rights and that foundation was strengthened by today’s ruling.”

Oklahoma based Hobby Lobby and Mardel’s objected to the provision of the Affordable Care Act that forces companies to provide abortion inducing contraceptives as part of the company’s health care plans.

The Court split 5-4 on the decision.

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