Urbana Company Defeats President Obama’s HHS Mandate
October 28, 2014 – Johnson Weldon Products, Inc. (JWP) has announced that U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, JWP, on all counts under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The company will not have to provide abortion drugs, contraception, or other drugs that are against their religious beliefs.
While the Hobby Lobby Ruling sought exemption for a shorter list of drugs, JWP sought complete protection from providing any of these types of drugs. The ruling states that the government cannot penalize JWP with fines, assessments, or any other enforcement actions for noncompliance. JWP hails the ruling as a decision against tyranny and for religious freedom and liberty.
“At last a judge who upholds the law rather than rules according to personal agenda,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act provides clear protections for those who object to providing or participating in services or practices for reasons of conscience.”
See the court ruling.