Congressman Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in regards to today's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius. "No American should have to sacrifice their faith to open a business and serve their community. But that is exactly the choice millions of family-owned businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are being forced to make under this Administration's coercive contraceptive mandate. These family businesses want to take care of their employees and provide them with quality health care coverage. All they ask is to not be forced to pay for life-ending contraceptives that violate their religious convictions. "It is my hope the Court will act to uphold the protections inherent in the First Amendment, respect America's long-held tradition of right to conscience and let these families operate their businesses in accordance with their religious beliefs."