Tag Archives: HHS Mandate
EWTNews: The first organic and natural food company established in the U.S. has filed a lawsuit against a federal mandate requiring the company to pay for its employees’ artificial contraceptives and related products. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Michigan-based Eden Foods, argues that the mandated products “almost always involve immoral and unnatural practices.” More here.
LifeNews: A federal judge in Minnesota has given a Catholic-owned and operated business a reprieve from the onerous provisions of the Obamacare HHS mandate. The mandate compels companies to pay for birth control and drugs for their employees that may cause abortions. More on this here.
LifeNews.com: A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit a Catholic television network filed against the HHS mandate that compel it to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for its employees. Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn of the U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Alabama, issued an order March 25 dismissing EWTN’s lawsuit challenging the government mandate. ETWN said it opposes the mandate because … More →
Catholic Culture: A US district court judge has dismissed a challenge to the HHS mandate brought by Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Michigan Catholic Conference. Read more here.
LifeNews: On Friday, the Obama administration released proposed revisions to the controversial HHS mandate. The revisions offer no help for religious businesses, individuals or non-profit religious groups that don’t want to be forced to obey it. Read more here.
LifeSite News: As the Obama administration and the U.S. Bishops remain locked in battle over the HHS mandate, the question on the minds of many observers is: what lengths are the bishops willing to go to to oppose the mandate? The prelates LifeSiteNews spoke to after the Vigil Mass for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24th indicated that they intend to do everything they can … More →
National Catholic Register: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has rejected a request that the federal government temporarily halt enforcement of the federal abortifacient mandate against the Christian-owned business Hobby Lobby, the Associated Press reported Dec. 27. More on this here.
MYFoxNY: The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law. More here.
CNS News: The first private business owner to sue the Obama administration over its contraception mandate has won a small victory in the larger battle to preserve his religious liberty: More on this here.
Alliance Alert: Religion Clause Blog: In Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, (WD OK, Nov. 19, 2012), an Oklahoma federal district court denied a preliminary injunction, rejecting both 1st Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act claims by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., Mardel, Inc. and the Green family that owns and operates the closely held businesses. More here.
A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control. Full news item is here.
LifeNews.com: When the Catholic Bishops called for a nationwide protest against the HHS mandate they fundamentally changed the topography of Catholic outreach in 2012. The battle over the Catholic vote was moved closer to the parish, not just its parking lots, but the pulpit itself. More on this here.
LifeNews: This past Sunday a friend of ours named Alex attended Mass in Washington, DC, at the well-known Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Jesuit parish in Georgetown. Alex has been part of a Catholic outreach effort in several battleground states. Its specific goal has been to educate Catholic voters on the key distinction between settled or non-negotiable principles and issues – and those which allow for the … More →
LifeSiteNews: Fifty-four pro-life advocates were arrested at the White House for praying and holding pro-life signs protesting President Obama’s pro-abortion HHS mandate. Read more here.
Catholic Culture: A federal judge in Missouri has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a St. Louis businessman who argued that the mandated coverage of contraceptives in the new federal health-care program violates his religious freedom. More on this here.