The Obama legacy has received another defeat as his Obamacare abortion-pill mandate was barred for violation of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Although it will take time to remove his stain on our country, the progress made over the past 16 months is nothing short of astonishing. Whoever would have thought that the simple act of pointing out illegal acts and Constitutional violations could destroy his legacy so quickly?
A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently prevents the federal government from enforcing the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate against four Christian universities in Oklahoma represented by Alliance Defending Freedom. The order also declares that the mandate violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The Obama-era mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception through their health plans under threat of heavy penalties. The Department of Justice, under the Trump administration, abandoned its defense of the flawed mandate, which the Department of Health and Human Services implemented during the previous administration.