Therefore, alongside other parts of the Affordable Care Act, the provision allowing the Department of Health and Human Services to define “preventative services” still stands. This means, for the time being, that the HHS mandate stands as is, and we can and must continue our fight against it!
Please do not confuse today’s decision with the lawsuits challenging the “preventive services” mandate on the grounds that the mandate violates religious freedom.These lawsuits are in their early stages, and are continuing apace in the various lower Federal Courts where they have been filed. They are our next chance to overturn this unjust mandate, and you can be sure we’ll keep you up to speed on their development. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has a great graphic explaining the impact today’s decision had on the HHS mandate.
Please continue to work with us and with your communities to educate yourself and others toward actions against the HHS mandate. You know by now how critical local action is; by contributing in your own community you are keeping the issue alive—generating media coverage and continued political attention. Thank you, and I continue to have confidence that we will prevail against the mandate itself on religious freedom grounds.
Thank you again for all of your efforts!