Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

VIDEO: The Truth Should Not Be A Secret

March 1, 2012

Debunking Top Myths in HHS Debate

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) (2012)

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

Colorado Christian University v. Burwell

December 22, 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. Burwell

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

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

Seamus Hasson on HHS in the NCR

August 3, 2011

The Becket Fund’s founder, Seamus Hasson, was quoted today in the National Catholic Register’s article on the new HHS contraception coverage rule. Hasson foresaw the rule and its problematic implications in an op-ed published last week. His reaction to the rule, as quoted, is as follows: The HHS rule “contains a feeble religious exemption that Read More

HHS Approves Contraception Mandates

August 2, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services released regulations on August 1 that require all health insurance policies in the country to include contraceptive coverage, which in HHS parlance also includes drugs that many religious people object to as abortifacients (e.g. the “Ella” drug).  The regulations include an extremely narrow exemption for a limited class Read More

Coming soon to a court near you: conflicts between healthcare laws and conscience

April 6, 2011

Becket Fund Deputy National Litigation Director Luke Goodrich has a new draft article up on SSRN that gives a great overview of the coming conflicts between healthcare laws and conscientious objectors. As the abstract puts it: Can a hospital require a nurse to assist in an abortion in violation of her religious beliefs? Can a Read More

Stormans v. Wiesman (Formerly Stormans v. Selecky)

February 7, 2011

Your job or your conscience: a choice no American should have to make. Becket Fund fights for the constitutional right of pharmacists in Washington.  Click here to download a PDF of the infographic. The Pharmacists Margo Thelen, Rhonda Mesler, and the Stormans family have worked in the pharmacy profession for over sixty years. Because they believe Read More

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