by Emily Minick
November 26, 2013
Today Family Research Council (FRC) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) released the results of a new poll conducted to determine how Americans feel about Obamacare and the HHS mandate. The results of the survey show that 59 percent of likely voters “oppose the mandate requiring the coverage of preventive care services for women which includes all FDA approved contraceptives, including drugs that can destroy a human embryo, and sterilization services without a direct cost to the patient.”
These poll results are extremely relevant given the Supreme Court today decided to hear two cases this session challenging the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds. The Supreme Court granted cert to Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty, respectively.
Several Congressional and Senate Members also released statements today on the Supreme Court’s decision and the new poll released by FRC and ADF:
The HHS mandate’s assault on religious freedom is still a great concern to many Americans. Congress must also act to protect individuals and businesses who do not want to violate their moral beliefs in order to purchase healthcare in this country.