On Wednesday the Missouri House passed HCS SS SB 749, which gives the state of Missouri standing in the courts to file suit against the HHS mandate that all businesses, including religious institutions and those affiliated with such institutions, provide coverage for services that are counter to the moral teachings of that religion. “The mandate …Continue reading "Missouri House Passes Bill Addressing the Rights of Religious Conscience"
By Dave Andrusko A bill is on its way to pro-Life Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that gives increased legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions. The Senate approved “The Healthcare Rights of Conscience Act” by a vote 23-16. The House had done likewise March 29 by an overwhelming 95-29 …Continue reading "Bill Extending Conscience Protections on its way to Kansas Governor"
By Dave Andrusko Sixty-four members of Congress have sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, requesting that she “send a strong message” to the state of Washington that any state receiving federal funds “is prohibiting from mandating that insurance plans cover abortion or from requiring that provider …Continue reading "64 Members of Congress write HHS Secretary Sebelius about Conscience Protections"
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) said today that it would continue to challenge the Obama Administration’s authority to mandate that virtually all employers pay for services they regard as morally objectionable, both in Congress and through political action. The U.S. Senate today rejected an initial attempt to prevent the Obama Administration …Continue reading "National Right to Life Committee: Fight for conscience rights to continue in House, courts, and ballot box"
WASHINGTON (Updated February 16, 2012) — The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on a vital pro-life amendment offered by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a highway bill that is pending on the Senate floor. The most likely time frame for the vote now appears to be the week of February 27. The text …Continue reading "Urge U.S. Senators to Vote for the Blunt Amendment To Protect Conscience Rights and Block an Abortion Mandate!"
By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha We are now in Day Five of the bogus Obama Mandate retooling and aftermath saga, and clearly opposition is mounting. At you read in Part Three (“NRLC Urges Senate to Adopt Blunt Amendment”), National Right to Life has thrown its support solidly behind the Blunt amendment to the pending transportation bill. …Continue reading "Day Five: Opposition Continues to Grow Against Obama Mandate"
By Dave Andrusko In “Obama’s ‘Compromise’: A Further Review, Part One,” I wrote about how the Obama Administration’s phony Friday “compromise” is basted in hypocrisy and marinated in politics. The President prevails only if opponents dial back their opposition because they are intimidated by being accused of playing “politics,” unlike the President who, we are …Continue reading "Obama’s “Compromise”: A Further Review, Part Two"
By Dave Andrusko “Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience.” — Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York As discussed in “Obama’s ‘Compromise’: A Further Review,” part one and two, it took about three hours (or fewer) for …Continue reading "Obama’s “Compromise”: A Further Review, Part Three"
By Dave Andrusko It’s hard to know what it means, but the date of the next phase in the battle between 12 pro-life nurses and a large New Jersey hospital has been moved up. In November the nurses who work in the “same-day surgery unit” at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey …Continue reading "Earlier Court Date for Pro-Life Nurses Fighting involvement in Abortions"
By Dave Andrusko One thing you need to remember: when pro-life health personnel are discriminated against, you will first be told it ain’t so and then told it’s been remedied even though there was nothing wrong in the first place. I apologize for missing the latest twist in the story of the twelve pro-life New …Continue reading "Lawyer for Pro-Life New Jersey nurses challenges idea that accommodations have been made to meet their objections to participating in abortions"