Court Rules Against Catholic Health Care System

HHS mandate fightThe U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against four Catholic institutions affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York, saying that being required to sign an opt-out form to avoid providing contraceptive coverage to their employees does not constitute a substantial burden on the exercise of their religion.

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Big Pharma Behind “War on Women”

bayerCommentary by Susan Brinkm,ann, OCDS

The press was quick to publicize the wrist-slapping given to the insurance industry by the government this week for not properly subsidizing contraception coverage, but no one reported on the pivotal role played in the dustup by Big Pharma giant, Bayer, the manufacturer of a birth control pill with life-threatening side effects that has resulted in more than 10,000 lawsuits against the company from injured women.

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EWTN Gets Its Day in Court

ewtn logoA three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard oral arguments yesterday in EWTN’s case against the government’s controversial birth control mandate which requires employer-sponsored health plans to provide full coverage for contraception, abortion inducing drugs and sterilization procedures or face massive fines.

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