Irondale, AL (EWTN) "This evening, EWTN filed a motion for emergency relief with the United States Supreme Court asking that it grant an injunction preventing the government from enforcing the HHS contraceptive services mandate against the Network starting on July 1st. The Network had requested this protection from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, but that court has yet to respond to our petition. We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant EWTN protection from this onerous rule that would force us to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs as part of our employee health plan. As we have said repeatedly, these drugs and procedures are not health care and EWTN should not be forced to provide them or face over $35,000 per day in penalties to the government for refusing to do so. In addition to our request for an emergency injunction, the Network is also filing a motion asking the Supreme Court to take up the full merits of our case. We believe that the issues at stake are deserving of direct consideration by the highest court of the land.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. It is not certain that a decision in favor of Hobby Lobby will actually settle the matter for EWTN or other nonprofit organizations. Similarly, it is not certain that a negative decision in that case would apply to EWTN. Therefore, we felt it important to move our own case forward now while we await the verdict in the Hobby Lobby case.
We ask our EWTN Family to continue to keep this matter in prayer."
EWTN just announced this early morning of Monday 30 June 2014 that Hobby Lobby won its case.....we must keep on praying and sacrificing for religious liberty in this country and the world. All Glory and Praise be to God, the giver of all our rights and blessings!!!