Posts Tagged ‘ abortion mandate ’

Little Sisters Of The Poor Appeal To The Supreme Court

Aug 28th, 2015 | By

This week, 20 states and a diverse array of organizations filed amicus curiae briefs in support of the Little Sisters, asking that the Supreme Court agree to hear their case. These groups included the Cato Institute, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, a group of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis, the Christian Legal Society, the Independent Women’s Forum, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, the Southern Baptists, the American Center for Law and Justice, and a group of law professors.

Federal Court Rules That Michigan Firm, Autocam, Not Required To Provide Abortion Coverage

Jan 8th, 2015 | By

The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees. Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the lower courts.

Catholic Law School Wins Victory Against Obamacare

Oct 29th, 2014 | By

The Ave Maria Law School has just won its lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the Obamacare abortion mandate. A federal judge has ruled that the abortion mandate imposed on the law school is banned from enforcement. The school faced thousands of dollars in fines for refusing to abide by the mandate.

New Rules Published On The HHS Anti-Religious Liberty Abortion Mandate

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Obama never met an abortion he didn't like

On Friday, August 22, the administration released an interim final rule of the HHS mandate for nonprofit organizations, as well as a proposed rule for certain for-profit businesses after the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.  This is the eighth time that the rules have been amended. The Obama Administration clearly has no concern about religious liberty or the First Amendment. It only cares about paying off its abortion industry donors by forcing all Americans to subsidize the killing of unborn babies.

Becket Fund Lists Five Facts About HHS Abortion Mandate Court Cases

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

“Under pressure from hundreds of lawsuits, the government continues to retreat.  After three losses in the Supreme Court and dozens of losses in courts below, the government continues to confuse the issues. The government issued over 70 pages of regulations, when all it needed to do was read the First Amendment.  We’ll be reviewing this latest attempt with each of our clients.”

Sen. Schumer: If You Don’t Like Abortion Mandate, Don’t Go Into Business

Jul 11th, 2014 | By

New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D) had a message for Christian business owners who object to being forced to provide abortion services under Obamacare: “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation.”

SCOTUS: Americans Don’t Surrender Their Freedom When They Open A Family Business

Jun 30th, 2014 | By

( – Anthony Hahn, the president and CEO of Conestoga Wood Specialties, one of the companies challenging Obamacare’s contraception mandate, said his legal battle wasn’t for his company alone.

“We wholeheartedly affirm what the Supreme Court made clear today — that Americans don’t have to surrender their freedom when they open a family business. All Americans, including family business owners, must be free to live and work according to their beliefs without fear of government punishment.”

Hahn said for his family and like-minded Americans, the government must respect “our freedom not to participate in the distribution of drugs and devices that can cause an abortion.”

U.S. Court Of Appeals For D.C. Circuit To Hear Argument Today In AFLC’s Challenge To HHS Abortion Mandate

May 8th, 2014 | By

The mandate forces Priests for Life to authorize coverage for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization services to the participants and beneficiaries of its healthcare plan contrary to Priests for Life’s religious beliefs. Consequently, AFLC contends that the mandate imposes a substantial burden on Priests for Life’s religious exercise in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the U.S. Constitution.

Conservative Political Action Conference To Feature Religious Freedom Speech

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

The annual CPAC conference, which begins today in Washington, D.C., will feature a speech this Saturday by Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon. Carson is famous for openly chiding President Obama during the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. Dr. Carson’s speech will deal with Obamacare, the abortion mandate and the Obama Administration’s continued violation of religious freedom.

Forbes Leads Bipartisan Amicus Brief To Protect Religious Freedom

Jan 30th, 2014 | By
Congressman Randy Forbes

“The First Amendment guarantees that we have freedom to live our lives according to our religious beliefs and moral convictions, free from government coercion. This freedom is not abandoned simply because an individual enters the stream of commerce. The HHS mandate is a directive from the Department of Health and Human Services; it is not part of the Affordable Care Act and it was not deemed by Congress to promote a compelling governmental interest.