Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

VIDEO: The Truth Should Not Be A Secret

March 1, 2012

Debunking Top Myths in HHS Debate

Protecting Rights of Conscience — Stormans v. Selecky (Hannah Smith in the Deseret News)

February 7, 2012

On Feb. 1, a federal court near Seattle, Wash., heard closing arguments in a case about the right of conscience, a fundamental American principle (Stormans, Inc. v. Selecky). That right is the freedom from governmental coercion to violate one’s religious convictions. A pharmacy owned for four generations by the Stormans family (Ralph’s Thriftway) and two Read More

Churches Are Exempt From U.S. Requirement to Cover Contraception, HHS Says

January 20, 2012

…But religious-affiliated organizations are not.  Becket Fund lawsuits move forward.

Ward v. Polite (Ward v. Wilbanks)

January 3, 2012

Julea Ward was kicked out of her Eastern Michigan University’s counseling program after she declined to counsel a student against her religious beliefs.  Ward lost in the lower courts but on January 27, 2012, the Sixth Circuit  issued a major victory for the constitutional rights of individuals with religious beliefs. The court held that Eastern Michigan Read More

Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics

December 22, 2011

Protestant and orthodox Jewish leaders join in opposition to HHS contraceptive mandate. 

Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius (2011)

Colorado Christian University is the first interdenominational Christian college to challenge in federal court a new Obamacare mandate that requires private employers to pay for abortifacients in their group health plans.  Colorado Christian joined the monks at Belmont Abbey College pushing back against government intrusion into personal religious convictions that is unprecedented in the health Read More

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius (2011-Current)

November 10, 2011

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represents Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts college founded by Benedictine monks, in a lawsuit against the federal government to protect Belmont Abbey’s right to be true to its principles.  As a Catholic college, Belmont Abbey teaches that contraception, sterilization, and abortion are against God’s law. So in Read More

Health Care Reform and the HHS mandate on sterilization and all FDA-approved contraceptives (2010-present)

September 30, 2011

Attacks on freedom of conscience in the healthcare industry are accelerating.  In August 2011, HHS published regulations that will soon require virtually every employer regardless of conscientious objection to fund contraceptives, sterilizations, and drugs that many believe are chemical abortions. HHS did create an exemption for so-called “religious employers.” But, in doing so, HHS chose Read More

HHS: Religious groups that help trafficking victims must endorse abortion

August 24, 2011

The US government gives money to organizations that help human trafficking victims. Trafficking is a big problem; it’s extremely difficult to help the victims; and religious groups have always been on the front line (often alone). Now the Obama Administration is effectively cutting off funding to religious groups unless they are willing to endorse abortion. Read More

New birth control requirements are a loss for conscience (Hannah Smith in the Deseret News)

August 9, 2011

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued new federal regulations that run roughshod over the moral conscience of many Americans. Promulgated under the health care reform act commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” the new regulations would require an employer to have a health plan that covers sterilization and contraception — which Read More

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