Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of HHS Mandate

The really great thing about this is that the court has recognized the conscience rights of a business owner. The mandate doesn’t just infringe on the liberty of religious-affiliated institutions, of course; it also harms the liberty of individual believers whom the mandate forces to violate their own consciences, the teachings of their faith.

This is “only” a temporary injunction to prevent enforcement while the case is being tried … but such injunctions are generally not issued unless the court finds that there is a substantial likelihood or a strong likelihood that the party seeking the order will prevail in the final outcome.