WICHITA, KS — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts applauded the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding religious freedom in the decision on the challenges by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Roberts had signed an amicus brief supporting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood in their challenge.
“Every American has a right to the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment to our Constitution. This right has been upheld time and again by the Supreme Court over the last 200 years. I applaud the Court for upholding this fundamental principle of our nation.
“Kansans join millions of pro-life Americans in celebrating this victory, especially at a time when the Obama Administration has said it will circumvent the Congress to enact its agenda. The Court’s ruling has affirmed that they cannot circumvent the Constitution.”
Senator Roberts is pro-life and is an outspoken opponent of Obamacare. Late last year, Roberts introduced a bill to force Obamacare exchanges to prominently disclose whether plans offer abortion. Called the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, the bill requires information on abortion to be prominently disclosed and transparent so consumers can make informed, values-based decisions.
Until Obamacare is repealed, Roberts has introduced four bills in a comprehensive effort to protect life at all stages from the detrimental policies in the health care law. For more on the bills, visit here.