Victory for the Children!
By a five to four decision (along conservative/liberal ideological lines), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in its challenge of Obamacare’s mandate to provide free contraceptive coverage for employees (“Supreme Court…,” 2014). Hobby Lobby (and numerous other businesses) contends that the government’s healthcare mandate infringes on the religious rights of the employer not to fund abortion. With massive encroachments by government into the private lives of citizens being the order of the day, this decision constitutes a victory for religious freedom, for Christian morality, and to some extent, for unborn children.
For those who believe in the God of the Bible, this decision is encouraging—not because of any financial hardship that would have been imposed on the employer, and not because of the erroneous claim by liberal politicians that the health of women is endangered—but because killing unborn babies is murder and deserves absolutely no support or encouragement from government. The Bible plainly teaches that human life commences at conception (Zechariah 12:1; Job 10:11-12; Ecclesiastes 11:5; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:4-5; Galatians 1:15). It also teaches that the term “baby” (brephos) applies to a person in utero as well as in the crib (Luke 1:39-44; 2:12,16; for more biblical allusions, see Miller, 2003).
The culture war being waged in American civilization is a life and death struggle for Christianity, Christian morality, and whether America is going to continue to enjoy the favor and blessing of God. This is America’s most pressing concern (see Miller, 2012).
Miller, Dave (2003), “Abortion and the Bible,” Apologetics Press, http://apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=7&article=445&topic=25.
Miller, Dave (2012), America’s Most Pressing Concern DVD, Apologetics Press, http://www.apologeticspress.org/store/Product.aspx?pid=456.
“Supreme Court backs Hobby Lobby in Contraceptive Mandate Challenge” (2014), Fox News, June 30, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/30/supreme-court-hobby-lobby/.