By Dave Andrusko When the Senate narrowly defeated the Blunt Amendment, the rights of conscience unquestionably took a hit. The 51–48 vote temporarily stymied the effort to amend the Obama health care law (“ObamaCare”) to prevent the use of that law to issue regulatory mandates that violate the religious or moral convictions of those who …Continue reading "Opposition Continues to Grow against Obama’s Unprecedented Assault on Religious Liberty"
By Dave Andrusko You can tell we are getting closer and closer to election season. How? Whatever highly tenuous link there might have been between the truth and what pro-abortionists are screaming to high heaven about has been cleanly severed. And they are making the most outlandish statement not just about one or two topics, …Continue reading "NRLC Warnings Prove Prophetic"
The U.S. Senate voted today 51-48 to support the Obama Administration in forcing religiously affiliated organizations to cover contraception and sterilization in their health insurance plans, even in cases where the institution opposes it on moral or conscience grounds. This reinforces that these organizations have no conscience clause protections …Continue reading "Obama and Senate deny conscience rights"
By Dave Andrusko The Senate killed the Blunt Amendment (strongly supported by NRLC) today for three simple reasons: (1) Democrats control the Senate; (2) all voting Republicans but one voted for the amendment, and (3) all but three Democrats voted against it. But this is just an initial attempt to prevent the Obama Administration from …Continue reading "Unsuccessful Senate Vote only First Step in Battle to overturn Obama Mandate"
Editor’s note. The following was sent out this afternoon by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. WASHINGTON—The Senate’s 51-48 vote March 1 to table the bipartisan Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (S. 1467), sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and 37 other senators, impels the Church to strengthen its resolve to support religious …Continue reading "Senate Vote to set aside conscience act marks chance to build bipartisan support, seek judicial remedies for religious freedom"
WASHINGTON — UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 28, 2012 — Phone calls to U.S. senators are urgently needed in support of a vital pro-life amendment, the Blunt Amendment, on which the U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday, March 1. Please enter your zip code in the “Call Now” box here, and you will be shown the correct …Continue reading "Call Now — U.S. senators to vote March 1 on pro-life Blunt Amendment!"
By Dave Andrusko As you’ve read in the Action Alert (“Call Now — U.S. senators to vote March 1 on pro-life Blunt Amendment!”), the Senate is about to take action on an important pro-life issue. The amendment “would amend the Obama health care law (‘ObamaCare’) to prevent the imposition of regulatory mandates that violate the …Continue reading "Thursday—a Vote on the Pro-Life Blunt Amendment. Please Contact your Two U.S. Senators"
WASHINGTON — Phone calls to U.S. senators are urgently needed in support of a vital pro-life amendment that is likely to be voted on around February 28, or within a few days thereafter. Please enter your zip code in the “Call Now” box by clicking here, and you will be shown the correct numbers …Continue reading "Call Now — U.S. senators to vote next week on pro-life Blunt Amendment!"
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"
February 14, 2012 RE: Senator Blunt’s Respect for Rights of Conscience amendment Dear Senator: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nationwide federation of state right-to-life organizations, strongly supports Senator Blunt’s amendment (No. 1520) to the pending transportation bill, and intends to include any roll call on the Blunt amendment in the NRLC scorecard …Continue reading "NRLC Urges Senate to Adopt Blunt Amendment"