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In what is being called a smashing victory for religious freedom, U.S. District Court Judge David Russell has issued a ruling in which he declared the Obama Administration’s controversial “birth control mandate” to be a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and has stopped all enforcement of the mandate against dozens of Catholic dioceses and institutions.
Two States Challenge Trump’s Birth-Control Mandate
The Little Sisters of the Poor aren’t out of legal trouble yet! Attorneys General in the states of California and Pennsylvania are challenging the Trump administration’s new rules that permit exemptions for employers with religious and moral objections.
New Birth Control Mandate Spares Religious Groups
The Trump administration announced today that they will provide an exemption for employers with religious and moral objections to providing birth control in employee health insurance plans.
Bishops Respond to Failure of “Skinny” Obamacare Repeal
Now that the so-called “Skinny Repeal” of Obamacare has failed in the Senate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, is calling upon the U.S. Congress to make certain that future proposals pursue the common good of the nation.
Concerns Grow Over Trump’s Handling of HHS Mandate
Many of the voters who put President Donald Trump in office are scratching their heads over a decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request a 60-day delay in order to continue negotiations with religious organizations that have requested relief from the onerous birth control mandate. Why don’t they just drop the case?
Bishops Weigh in on New Health Care Debate
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling upon Congress to construct a new health care law that ensures universal access to affordable health care and conscience rights, but does not fund abortion.
Obamacare Repeal & PP Defunding Now Underway
The House is set to take up debate in the U.S. House today after the Senate debated into the early hours of yesterday morning to approve a budget resolution that will lead to the repeal Obamacare and begin the process of defunding Planned Parenthood.
New HHS Secretary to Fight for Life & Religious Freedom
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
All of those pro-abortion lawmakers who supported Obamacare, the controversial birth control mandate and Planned Parenthood's taxpayer funded gravy train are shaking in their boots this morning as President-elect Donald Trump announced the choice of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), one of the most stalwart defenders of life and religious freedom on the Hill, to serve as the new Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Bishops Denounce Forcing CA Churches to Fund Abortion
In a press release issued yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) denounced a decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allow the state of California to force all health plans to cover elective abortions, and is calling for immediate passage of the Conscience Protection Act to remedy the situation.
Government Forces CA Churches to Fund Abortion
A new ruling by the Obama Administration has resulted in forcing churches in California to adhere to a state regulations that forces them to pay for abortions.
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