A federal appeals court has ruled that Obamacare does not trump church owned hospitals' right to freedom of conscious. The move to force churches and other religious groups to provide abortions and sex change operations was carried out by the Biden administration in violation of the US first amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The administration had insisted that Obamacare mandates that all health providers in the US provide abortions and sex change operations regardless of religious beliefs. The administration and its allies in liberal majority states has threatened to seize control of church owned hospitals and start shutting down churches and censoring sermons given from the pulpit. One state proposed a $20,000 fine for churches that preached that abortion was morally wrong.
The appeals court ruling upheld a lower court ruling that granted an injunction to the Franciscan Alliance. The injunction which is now permanent, bars the HHS from forcing it and other religious groups from providing abortions or sex change operations that are in violation of the group's religious teachings.
Several pro Democrat groups have called for repealing the first amendment right to freedom of religious thought and freedom to practice one's religious belief's in one's own business. The court said the people don't lose their right to practice their faith just because they own and run a medical facility.