Seven States Sue to Block Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko The attorneys general of seven states– Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas–joined a school, two women, a charitable group, and a major Catholic insurer Thursday in asking  a federal judge to block an Obama administration mandate that requires religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that …

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“Unilaterally redefining what it means to be religious”: Religious leaders and scholars express their resistance to Obama Mandate at Congressional Hearing

By Dave Andrusko As we have for the past two weeks, today we have a number of stories illustrating the mounting resistance to President Obama’s intolerable mandate requiring religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception. In the following, I’ve included excerpts from the written testimony of religious …

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Will Truth Be Framed out of the Picture?

By Dave Andrusko Whether it is an ultrasound bill in Virginia or President Obama’s mandate requiring religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception, all the buzz now is about “framing.” In a nutshell that idiom simply means that the side that is able to define the issue– …

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The Obama Mandate is “not a ‘compromise,’ and it needs to be rescinded”

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha If you want an in-depth, thoughtful discussion about virtually any issue NRL News Today readers would be interested in, chances are you could not do better than Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia. Last week I wrote about his tender, loving speech to students prior to the March for Life [“Children with …

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Opposition from Many Denominations, Academicians at Congressional Hearing on Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko In Part One, we talked about media bias and how the Obama Mandate is framed either as a “debate over contraception” or just opponents making political points in an election year. Here we talk about a third diversion to avoid taking about the truth that the mandate is an assault on religious …

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Two Tips of the Hat for Astute Analyses of Bias on Display in Media Coverage of Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko As we’ve discussed in story after story over the past week, the Obama administration has experienced some success at spinning its “revised” mandate compelling religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception as an “accommodation.” Not as much as either Obama or his legion of  …

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Obama’s “Accounting Trick” Changes “None of the Moral Calculus”

By Dave Andrusko This post will be our last of the week (with many more to come next week) on President Obama’s “revised” mandate requiring religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception. Although many would have you believe Obama has snookered the public, truth be told, the …

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Obama Mandate Threatens Religious Freedom and Freedom of Conscience

By Dave Andrusko There was never—NEVER—any chance that pro-abortionists would skip the chance to turn today’s meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee into a media extravagancy. What are the odds they would stand still for an inquiry into “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State: Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom …

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CNN Desperate to Explain Away the results of its own poll

By Dave Andrusko A poll released this afternoon by CNN finds that exactly half of all Americans—50%–oppose President Obama’s mandate that compels religiously-affiliated universities, hospitals, and charities to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception. Forty-four percent say they support the mandate. The results were spun every which but up in the accompanying …

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Obama Mandate — a “direct, obnoxious, unprecedented government attack”

By Dave Andrusko http://www.twitter.com/daveha Day Six of the bogus Obama Mandate retooling and aftermath saga and opponents continue to ratchet up the pressure on a number of fronts. Led by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, who has introduced the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” in the House, more than 50 members of Congress held a press …

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The Nightmare Scenario under Obama’s “Compromise”

By Dave Andrusko I mention this one last time today for a very, very good reason. A constant that we will hear all the way until November is the malicious charge that many religious institutions and almost all Republicans (forget large swathes of the public) balk at Obama’s blatant assault on religious liberties –as President …

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