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Will Hobby Lobby Ruling be a factor in 2016?

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Certainly Senate Democrats have moved to make the Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby a political issue that works to their advantage.

But this week, traveling in Iowa where presidential campaigns begin, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie say that he agreed with the Hobby Lobby decision.

According to USAToday, Christie when asked by a man in the crowed about the decision, said "Do I support the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case? I do."

As proof that the decision is likely to be an issue, the video was posted on YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge.

The Huffington Post notes that "Thursday was the first time Christie had expressed his view on the decision. In fact, a day after the Supreme Court ruled, he told a CNBC host that he would not be sharing his opinion at all. When asked whether the court was "right" in its decision, he replied, 'Who knows?'"

Christie said, "The fact is that when you're an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you've got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution. The point is: Why should I give an opinion as to whether they were right or wrong? At the end of the day, they did what they did. That's now the law of the land."

The failed attempt by Senate Democrats, and three Republicans to override the Hobby Lobby decision brought strong words from the pro-life community indicating that this will indeed be an election issue.

Marjorie Dannenfeiser, President of Women Speak Out PAC said "Senate Democrats and a few wayward Republicans just voted against religious freedom for their constituents and all Americans. Contraception is widely available. There is no bogey man or woman fighting to change that. From now until Election Day we will be urging voters to oppose those candidates who not only fail to stand up for unborn children and women, but also religious freedom - the very bedrock of our nation." [Christian Post]



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