What does Rick Santorum, an advocate of religious liberty, think about Senate Democrats pressing ahead with legislation to undermine the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision? Not much, since the former Pennsylvania senator agrees with the 5-4 ruling that the government can’t force family-owned businesses to cover abortion-inducing drugs and devices in employee health plans if doing so would violate their religious beliefs.
“Increasingly, the progressives in this country – and the president – see freedom of worship as just the ability to do whatever you want to do within the church,” Santorum told The Daily Signal on Friday while at The Heritage Foundation to speak to young conservatives during Eagle Forum Collegians’ annual leadership summit. “But that’s not what the First Amendment says, that’s not what the court, thankfully, said.”
- Alex Anderson and Monica Sanchez co-produced the video.