Tyndale House publishers, in Carol Stream IL, west of Chicago, got temporary relief while fighting the HHS mandate. Their lawyer, Matt Bowman (no relation), is optimistic, nails Obama admin. extremism in defense of secularism:
Bowman stated that, altogether, at all levels of the legal system, the Obama administration has lost 19 cases challenging injunctions in court and has won six.
He told CNA [Catholic News Agency] that it seems fairly obvious that the administration decided to drop the case because theyre afraid that their anti-religious argument will be shown to be completely absurd because their position is that not even a Bible publisher can exercise religion.
The government does not want to have to defend that position in court, and theyre going to try to delay or hide from that position in court, he said in an explanation of why the Obama administration may have dropped the appeal.
Bowman also contended that the administrations decision to end the appeal undermines the governments interest in imposing the mandate universally and demonstrates that the mandate is not really about womens health; its about politics.