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contraception mandate

Two Big First Amendment SCOTUS Decisions

June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court handed down two big decisions today (5-4, predictably), one striking down parts of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the other allowing certain employees to opt out of union membership. The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision notes that since HHS has already carved out some exemptions for religious institutions to be exempt from the [...]

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Obamacare vs. Little Sisters of the Poor

January 4, 2014

Just to review, the First Amendment to the Constitution states in its first clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … That second part makes some very uncomfortable, and often is ignored in the courts. That being said, the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t approve of [...]

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40 Years of Roe

January 22, 2013

January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, 7-2, with only Justices White and Rehnquist dissenting.  Since then an estimated 50-54 million babies’ lives have been ended as a result.  Today, issues of religious freedom, sex-selective abortions (aka gendercide), paying for other people’s abortions, and a seriously pro-abortion President in [...]

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Catholic Civil Disobedience

November 15, 2012

Now that ObamaCare is going to be coming into effect, the Catholic Church has a tough decision to make in regards to their hospitals.  Because ObamaCare mandates that health plans contain contraceptive coverage and the Catholic Church considers contraception to be morally wrong, the Church is in a tough spot.  The Catholic Church represents 12.5% [...]

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Feminist Malaise at the DNC (and Outside the RNC!)

August 27, 2012

Unless you are a child with “credentials,” you are not to be allowed on the Democratic National Convention floor, even if all you are doing is being breastfed.  I thought that hippie/granola public breastfeeding thing would be cool with the free-spirited Lib elite, but alas no. Oddly, some feminazis are upset by this, citing the [...]

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The Contraception Mandate Begins

August 1, 2012

Today, August 1 is the day when Obamacare’s contraception mandate goes into effect.  This mandate doesn’t give “women control of their health care” as HHS Secretary Sibelius said; women have had that ability regarding birth control since 1965.  Instead, this mandate essentially forces religious institutions to unreasonably violate their consciences in providing birth control coverage [...]

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The Catholic Church Strikes Back

May 21, 2012

The Catholic Church is not a fan of the contraception mandate required under Obamacare.  So, they recently decided to take action.  Forty-three organizations have filed twelve separate lawsuits against the provision.  Two Catholic universities have decided that the extra insurance cost warrants dropping student coverage altogether!  Here’s the beginning of the First Amendment (my emphasis [...]

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