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News Release

11/26/2013


AG Scott Pruitt Commends U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Hobby Lobby Lawsuit


OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review an Oklahoma company’s religious liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

The Supreme Court granted review of Hobby Lobby's case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers offer health insurance coverage for services such as abortion inducing drugs that conflict with their religious beliefs.

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review Hobby Lobby’s legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is a victory for the company, the Green Family, and for all of us engaged in the fight to protect religious liberty,” Attorney General Pruitt said. “Our Founding Fathers created a system to protect Americans’ religious freedom from an overbearing and intrusive government. It’s clear the health care law’s ‘contraception mandate’ goes against that very notion by requiring religious groups to violate their lawful beliefs and practices.

“The State of Oklahoma has supported Hobby Lobby and the Green Family by filing an amicus brief in support of their lawsuit, and we will continue to support them as the Supreme Court reviews this case.”


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