“This is a big #^@&(N deal”…as Joe Biden would say. A Federal court is blocking Obamanator’s HHS mandate for O’Brien Industrial Holdings, which operates several smaller companies: Christy Industrial Services, Christy Minerals Co., and Christy Refractories Co. The owner, Frank O’Brien is a Catholic, who wishes to adhere to his religious beliefs in operating his businesses.
The three judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction which blocks the HHS mandates unconstitutional effects upon this privately owned company. Among the many lawsuits challenging the HHS mandate, this is the first decision rendered by a Federal appeals court.
Frank Manion of the American Center for Law and Justice is handling this case, which was first dismissed by a Federal district court judge before it was taken before the Eighth Circuit Court. The ACLJ has filed two other lawsuits against the Federal Government regarding the HHS mandate, and numerous Amicus briefs for other court challenges.
Tyndale House Publishers in Illinois have obtained an injunction stopping the enforcement of Obama’s health care mandate while it’s suit against the edict and its unconstitutional penalties moves forward.
For the time being the Publisher, clients of Alliance Defending Freedom, cannot be forced to pay for abortive drugs, and procedures for any of its employees.
Links: U.S. District Court Opinion Preliminary Injunction Order
Indiana is set to challenge the injunction set by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt against defunding of abortion.
It is also challenging the US health and human services decision to block amendments to the state medicaid plan.
Both cases will wind up in the US 7th Circuit court of appeals in Chicago.
Live Action Does it Again….. Indiana Planned Parenthood serves less than 1 % of medicaid patients. Listen to the various Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic workers informing that the care they provide is available elsewhere.