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  • Religious Freedom Wins in Mississippi

    In a victory for religious freedom, last week Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed into law the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Mississippi law is based on the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was sponsored by then-Rep. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.), and the late Senator Edward Kennedy … More

    New York Fails to Inspect Abortion Clinics for Over a Decade

    According to The New York Post, the Department of Health in New York has, for more than a decade, failed to inspect a number of abortion clinics that it is charged with monitoring. The Post reports: “Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000–12 span, five were … More

    Second Circuit Rules Against Religious Freedom of NYC Churches

    In the latest episode of a nearly 20-year legal battle for religious freedom in New York City, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the Board of Education of the City of New York’s refusal to provide permits to use public school space for worship services after hours and … More

    Actually, Hobby Lobby Can Have Religious Freedom…and a 401(k)

    Mother Jones and a number of other liberal news sites are accusing the owners of the arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby of “hypocrisy.” Why? Because the family business that’s fighting for religious freedom at the Supreme Court provides a 401(k) investment plan. According to Mother Jones, some of the companies included … More

    Religious Freedom in the House Budget

    The budget presented by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) takes a positive view of religious freedom, calling for funding and reforms that advance protection of religious liberty here and abroad. “The United States should promote freedom of religion or belief around the world, given the importance of religious … More

    Support the Green Family on #HobbyLobbyDay, March 29

    Saturday, March 29, is Hobby Lobby Appreciation day—an opportunity for Americans to support the Green family and their arts-and-crafts chain’s fight to preserve religious freedom from the coercive Obamacare mandate. Over 20,000 individuals have joined a Facebook event, pledging to shop at one of Hobby Lobby’s more than 500 stores … More

    Freedom Is Everyone’s Business—Not the Government’s

    The Supreme Court is currently embroiled in oral arguments over one of the most important religious liberty issues in recent years: Hearing challenges to Obamacare’s mandate to provide potentially life-ending drugs and devices. The high-stakes cases—brought by the Green family who own Hobby Lobby and the Hahn family who run … More

    The HHS Mandate and the Facts of Life

    Two families will be before the Supreme Court next week challenging the Obamacare mandate that requires employers—under threat of crippling fines—to provide coverage of potentially life-ending drugs and devices. To understand the mandate’s serious threat to religious freedom, some basic biology is helpful. An amicus brief filed by Americans United … More

    Meet the Two Families Fighting for Religious Freedom

    In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in cases challenging an Obamacare mandate that is trampling on religious freedom. The Hahn family and the Green family will be at the Court on March 25 asking for respect of their religious liberty and the freedom to continue … More

    Report: U.S. Is One of Seven Countries That Allows Late-Term Abortion

    The United States is one of only a handful of developed countries in which late-term abortions after 20 weeks—five months—are allowed, according to a new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute. At that stage, the child is capable of feeling pain and women are at increased risk for the negative … More