On Fox News Sunday, former Wyoming Senatorial primary candidate Liz Cheney said that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision fought against a liberal interpretation of constitutional aw in which access to abortion procedures trumped all competing rights.
“The dissents of both of these cases show the passion that’s there but also, frankly, a legal here that theory we haven’t seen before, which essentially says abortion rights trump everything else, abortion rights are more important than the free exercise of religion,” Cheney said.
“This isn’t about Republicans blocking access to contraception; this is about the court saying, this is the law,” Cheney continued. “This is very clearly a defense of the free exercise of religion, not trying to somehow prevent women from getting access to contraceptives.”
In this Cheney was echoing the opening passage of Justice Antonin Scalia’s concurring opinion on the previous day’s case, in which the Court struck down an extended barrier around abortion clinics. Scalia had argued that some jurists were attempting to create an “entirely separate” First Amendment for abortion providers.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
[h/t Raw Story]
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