By Dave Andrusko Last year NRL News Today ran a series of stories about a St. Louis city ordinance which opponents decried as establishing St. Louis as an “Abortion Sanctuary City” (for example, here and here). A nonprofit maternity home, a Catholic elementary school, and a businessman filed a lawsuit against St. Louis Ordinance 70459, which …Continue reading "St. Louis’ “Abortion Ordinance” violates state and federal laws, Judge Audrey Fleissig rules"
By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today readers know, back in October the Department of Justice reached a long overdue settlement so “that plaintiffs would not be forced to provide health insurance coverage for ‘morally unacceptable’ products and procedures.” That was a reference to the infamous Obama mandate issued by the Department of Health and …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists determined to crush religious freedom in quest for more abortions"
By Faye Sonier Editor’s note. Dr. Gabel is Member of Council and Past President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is the chair of the College’s policy working group which issued the draft “Professional Obligations and Human Rights” policy. Faye Sonier is Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada …Continue reading "College of Physicians, please stand up for religious minorities"
By Wesley J. Smith I told you this was coming. Now, Jerry Brown has decided to force two Catholic universities to cover abortion in their health insurance. From the San Francisco Chronicle story: Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has reversed an earlier decision to allow two Catholic universities to eliminate coverage of most abortions for …Continue reading "California Forces Catholic Universities to Cover All Abortion"
Network Filing Appeal of US District Court Decision Irondale, AL – On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Mobile, Ala. issued an opinion that denied EWTN Global Catholic Network protection from the government mandate that it must provide coverage for medications and procedures that violate their religious and moral beliefs. “We …Continue reading "EWTN Denied Protection Against ObamaCare Mandate"
By Dave Andrusko In a widely anticipated case, the Supreme Court this morning heard two challenges consolidated into one case that are contesting the HHS mandate which compels employers to provide health coverage for drugs and procedures to which they have moral or religious objections. Each side was given 45 minutes to present its …Continue reading "Supreme Court hears oral arguments in challenge to Obama Mandate"
By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal today ruled in favor of two Texas Baptist institutions–East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University–which opposed the Obama mandate that compels employers to provide health coverage for drugs and procedures to which they have moral or religious objections. In its 46-page opinion, the federal …Continue reading "Two Texas Baptist Institutions win challenge to Obama Mandate"
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"
Judge: HHS Mandate Not a Burden on Religious Freedom By Matthew Archbold Editor’s note. This appeared on “Campus Notes” (The Cardinal Newman Society) and is reprinted with permission. A federal district court in Missouri dismissed in its entirety a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS contraceptive mandate brought by a Catholic …Continue reading "Judge: HHS Mandate Not a Burden on Religious Freedom"
By Dave Andrusko In every election, there is a “sleeper” issue. That is the case because its importance is minimized because, like an iceberg, comparatively little is visible. Such, I believe, is the issue of religious freedom which the Obama Administration finds easy to abridge if doing so serves the agenda of Obama’s supporters. Here’s …Continue reading "Religious Freedom: the “Sleeper” issue of 2012"
APPEAL CONTRADICTS OBAMA’S CLAIMS OF ‘UNWAVERING’ SUPPORT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Editor’s note. The following comes from Alliance Defending Freedom DENVER — In contradiction to the Obama administration’s recent claims of “unwavering” support for religious freedom, the president’s lawyers filed an appeal Tuesday of a court order that upheld the religious freedom of a Colorado family …Continue reading "Department of Justice appeal opposes religious freedom of family business owners"