Seek to force them to provide health insurance coverage for ‘morally unacceptable’ products and procedures By Dave Andrusko Nobody said it was going to be easy. Last month NRL News Today reported that the Department of Justice had reached a settlement so “that plaintiffs would not be forced to provide health insurance coverage for ‘morally …Continue reading "Ca. and Pa. attorneys general sue to take away Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious exemption"
By Dave Andrusko My apologies for being tardy in reporting on the decision of U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to issue a permanent injunction in response to a lawsuit challenging the Obama mandate requiring employers to provide health coverage for drugs and procedures to which they have moral or religious objections. Judge Cogan barred …Continue reading "Federal Judge issues permanent injunction in Archdiocese challenge to Obama Mandate"
By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week, we wrote about the Obama Administration’s dismal track record in court, defending its HHS mandate which compels employers to provide health coverage for drugs and procedures to which they have moral or religious objections. Today it suffered another serious setback in a case brought against the mandate by …Continue reading "Obama Mandate suffers another defeat as judge upholds right of religious freedom"
By Dave Andrusko Pardon me if this sounds very familiar. The Associated Press reports that still another federal judge has dismissed a challenge to the Obama mandate, accepting the government’s argument that “the case wasn’t ripe for judicial review because [the government] plans to issue new regulations to accommodate religious objections of employers like the …Continue reading "Federal judge dismisses CCU lawsuit against Obama mandate, says case isn’t “ripe” for judicial review"
By Dave Andrusko Once again citing “timeliness,” a federal judge has dismissed a challenge to the Obama mandate requiring employers to purchase health insurance for their employees that includes coverage for items and procedures, such as contraceptives, that they have moral or religious objections to. Last Friday U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. dismissed …Continue reading "Judge again cites timeliness in rejecting lawsuit challenging Obama mandate"
By Dave Andrusko The Thomas More Law Center reports that a federal judge has granted its Emergency Motion filed on behalf of Tom Monaghan for a Temporary Restraining Order of the Health and Human Services mandate. The HHS mandate are regulations adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services under a provision of ObamaCare …Continue reading "Additional Victories in the legal battle against Obama Mandate"
By Dave Andrusko Following an adverse decision from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the attorney for Christian-operated business Hobby Lobby says the company will defy the Obama contraceptive mandate which takes effect January 1. The company had asked for an emergency appeal to temporarily stop enforcement of the Health and Human Services mandate. The company …Continue reading "Company says it will defy Obama Mandate, faces fines of up to $1.3 million a day, starting January 1"
By Dave Andrusko It is very handy both for President Obama and for the Abortion Industrial Complex that the New York Times functions largely as a stenographer, reprinting their talking points with only the most minor editing. On the other hand, that access means that occasionally (and no doubt inadvertently) the lies and distortions that …Continue reading "NYT story confirms that there was no Obama “accommodation” on mandate"
By Dave Andrusko In a letter sent August 3 to Congress, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on the House and Senate to address what he described as “unprecedented and misguided federal policy”–the Obama administration’s controversial mandate. DiNardo wrote, “One year ago, for the first time, the federal …Continue reading "Bishops Urge House and Senate to act to address religious liberty crisis brought on by Obama Mandate"
By Dave Andrusko In for a dime, in for tens of millions (if not hundreds of millions) of dollars. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama doubled/tripled/quadrupled down today on his mandate forcing religious institutions and businesses to pay for health insurance plans that cover medical procedures and drugs over their religious or moral convictions. Obama’s speech, delivered …Continue reading "More Court proceedings over Obama Mandate; President Misleads Denver Audience"
By Dave Andrusko When it comes to public policy issues, sometimes still waters run deep. Or, put another way, an issue can burn red-hot–in the sense of getting enormous attention–and then seem to retreat. But, in fact, if people are seriously upset, public visibility has little to do with whether resistance is more quietly mounting. …Continue reading "Obama Mandate awakens appreciation of the importance of religious liberty"
By Dave Andrusko My apologies, I had intended to write about this yesterday but got swamped. For Evangelical Christians there are few colleges or universities more readily recognized than Wheaton College in Illinois. On Wednesday—the same day a federal judge gutted another challenge to the Obama mandate filed by the attorneys general of seven states—the …Continue reading "Wheaton College latest to file lawsuit against Obama Mandate"