The Republican Party of Louisiana released the following statement from Chairman Roger Villere regarding today’s Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling:
“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court reaffirms one of the most basic American rights – the freedom of religion protected by the First Amendment. The ruling is a victory for all Louisianans who believe strongly that the government should not be able to force people to violate their deeply held religious beliefs.
“Sadly, this ruling was necessary because of ObamaCare and its massive government intrusion to all of our personal lives. ObamaCare has been a disaster for Louisiana ever since Mary Landrieu voted for it, raising health insurance rates, forcing people off their plans and infringing on individuals rights. The Supreme Court action today helps remedy the situation somewhat. What is truly needed, however, is a full repeal of ObamaCare and a new, market-driven solution that will cover more people and drive down health care costs without violating religious liberties.”