In the course of the past week, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to review a challenge to Obamacare by the Virginia-based Liberty University, but has agreed to hear a pair of cases that challenge the federal government’s authority to force business owners to provide contraceptives — including those that can cause abortion — to their employees.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The purveyors of the rapidly sinking Affordable Care Act have sunk to new levels of desperation in a new ad campaign targeting young women with invitations to have sex without worry because Obamacare covers birth control.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities wrote to members of the House of Representatives to support the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” (H.R. 3279), to address one part of the abortion-related problem in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A federal court has rendered an important although partial victory in another case concerning Christian employers who believe the controversial birth control mandate places a substantial burden on the free exercise of their religion.
In order to help millions of Americans who are losing their insurance as a result of Obamacare, lawmakers are introducing the “Keep Your Health Plan Act” that will enable people to keep their policies.
EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a new lawsuit on October 28 in Federal Court against the Department of Health & Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other federal agencies seeking to stop the government from imposing the HHS contraception mandate as well as asking the court to find that it is unconstitutional. The State of Alabama, through its Attorney General Luther Strange, has joined EWTN as a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit.
As if the stricken Obamacare rollout needs any more problems, a new and potentially more dangerous “glitch” is beginning to appear – scam artists who are using the faulty website as a cover for their illegal activities.
Not only is the Archdiocese of Washington DC suing the federal government over its oppressive birth control mandate, but it is also accusing the Obama administration of engaging in a “conscious political strategy to marginalize and delegitimize” Catholic “religious views on contraception by holding them up for ridicule on the national stage.”