According to a press release from Alliance Defending Freedom, a federal appellate court has dropped an appeal by the Obama administration at the administration’s own request.
The appeal was in response to a preliminary injunction issued against the administration’s contraception mandate as it applies to Bible-publishing company Tyndale House. Under Obamacare’s rules and regulations, Tyndale must provide its employees with health insurance that covers contraception and abortion-inducing drugs; the company does not qualify for a religious exemption under Obamacare.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Tyndale House Publishers say the administration is apparently nervous about trying to defend its position that a Bible publisher is not religious enough for a religious exemption to the mandate.
This marks another major victory in the legal battles over rights of conscience.