Court Rules Bible Publishers Do Not Have to Obey HHS Mandate

Court Rules Bible Publishers Do Not Have to Obey HHS Mandate

A federal district court ruled this week that Tyndale House Publishers, a Bible publishing company, does not have to obey the HHS mandate. Life News reports the ruling comes after a different court decided that the Little Sisters of the Poor must obey the mandate, though the nuns said it violates their religious beliefs. 

The HHS mandate requires employers to provide insurance for abortion-inducing drugs and contraception. 

Previously the Obama administration argued that Tyndale House was not “religious enough” to be granted an exemption from the mandate, according to Life News. 

Alliance Defending Freedom represented Tyndale House in court. 

ADF Senior Counsel Matt Bowman said, “Americans should be free to live and work according to their faith without fear of punishment by the government. That includes Bible publishers, who should be free to do business according to the book that they publish. In America, citizens have always had the freedom to believe, the freedom to express those beliefs, and the freedom to operate their businesses accordingly. The Supreme Court upheld that principle in its Conestoga/Hobby Lobby decision last year, and the district court has rightly done the same.”

Publication date: July 17, 2015