Judge Tosses Challenge by Seven States to Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom has dismissed a federal lawsuit brought by seven states against the Obama Administration’s mandate that requires religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception. Urbom threw out the suit on Tuesday, holding that the plaintiffs (which also included Catholic Social …

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Opposition to Obama’s Mandate: an Encouraging Update

By Dave Andrusko A reminder, more to me  than to NRL News Today readers: just because you don’t read or hear a lot about controversy “A,” that does not mean it’s quieted down. It likely means it’s simmering. So, aside from some gratuitously vicious (even by the standards of the editorial page of the New …

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Cardinal Wuerl on why the Archdiocese of Washington, DC went to court to challenge the Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha We’ve done our best to keep NRL News Today readers current with respect to the clash between the Obama Administration’s mandate that tramples over religious freedoms and the resistance to it by the community of faith, particularly the Catholic Church. Although you’d never know it by the paltry media coverage, that …

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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “The Obama Mandate: It’s About Religious Freedom, Not Contraception”

By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias provides an invaluable service today at www.prolifeperspective.com. She clears away the rhetorical sagebrush which the Obama Administration has used to cover the truth about its ultra-controversial mandate. As you recall Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services  is mandating that all …

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Obama Mandate Key Topic on Sunday Talk Shows

By Dave Andrusko The Obama mandate, never far out of anyone’s mind, cropped up on Sunday’s network talk shows with renewed urgency. Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on the topic of religion and politics, Cardinal Timothy Dolan turned one question from host Bob Schieffer around to make a key point. “Yeah, I don’t think …

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Bishops’ Statement Affirms Opposition to threat to religious freedoms

By Dave Andrusko Living in a free country, it is difficult to persuade people that fear and intimidation are tools of the trade for pro-abortionists and their friends in the Obama Administration. As we talk about elsewhere today pro-abortionists in Virginia turned a procedure abortionists routinely use—an ultrasound–into “rape”! Their objective was to scare legislators …

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New York Times/CBS News Poll: Most say there should be exemption from Obama mandate for employers who object on religious or moral grounds

By Dave Andrusko A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows majority support for an exception for employers who have religious or moral objections to the Obama mandate requiring virtually all employers to pay for services they regard as morally objectionable. Fifty-one percent agreed that employers of any kind should be able to “opt out” …

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New NRLC YouTube Video Provides the Real Story Behind Obama Mandate

By NRLC Communications Department Over the past several weeks, you couldn’t miss the headlines touting the Obama Administration’s so-called “contraception mandate.” And any casual reader or viewer of most news organization would be left with the impression that this mandate was “merely” about birth control. Sadly, those casual readers would be wrong and grossly misinformed, …

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Ombudsman Agrees NPR Muffed Polling Story on Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko Giving credit where credit is due: on Tuesday the ombudsman for NPR found that a story erred in describing the position of Catholics on the controversial Obama Administration mandate that forces virtually all employers to pay for services they regard as morally objectionable. The story manifested a two-fold error: a failure to …

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Resistance Grows to Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko We try to provide you almost every day with an update in the many-pronged resistance to Obama’s Mandate that forces virtually all employers (religious, religiously-affiliated, or secular) to pay for services they regard as morally objectionable. Today we’ll talk about three. #1. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has led the charge …

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Cardinal Dolan on Obama Mandate: “We will tirelessly defend the timeless and enduring truth of religious freedom”

By Dave Andrusko The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sent out a press release Friday that brought attention to a letter sent by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to his fellow bishops. (The full letter can be found at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/upload/Dolan-to-all-bishops-HHS.pdf.) The flavor of the March …

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Unsuccessful Senate Vote only First Step in Battle to overturn Obama Mandate

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 …

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