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  • Hercules Takes on the Obamacare Hydra

    The contraception mandate has met yet another foe. On Monday, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed a complaint against Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius on behalf of Hercules Industries, Inc., a family-owned HVAC manufacturer based in Denver, Colorado. Hercules Industries is owned by five family members, … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Gowdy's Religious Liberty Lesson for Secretary Sebelius

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made yet another embarrassing admission about the lack of constitutional analysis that went into the HHS anti-conscience mandate on Thursday. At a full committee hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee Secretary Sebelius was repeatedly questioned by Representative Trey … More

    Violence Against Women Bill Fails to Address Fraud

    The Senate is poised to consider S. 1925 this week, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Despite the law’s good intentions, more recent reauthorizations—including the bill before the Senate—are seriously flawed and veer away from the legislation’s original goals of protecting vulnerable women. As Heritage research fellow … More

    Virginia Protects Adoption Agencies’ Religious Liberty

    Virginians witnessed an important victory for religious liberty last week. On Monday, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) signed legislation that affirms the conscience rights of the state’s religiously affiliated adoption agencies. The new law protects private adoption agencies from being forced “to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate … More

    Vanderbilt's "Tolerance" Policy Forces Christian Groups off Campus

    One of Vanderbilt University’s largest Christian student organizations has announced it will formally break ties with the Tennessee school, becoming the latest victim of the college’s intolerant policy on student club leadership. Vanderbilt Catholic announced last week that is it unable to comply with the school’s new nondiscrimination policy that … More

    Alabama Joins Fight Against the “Unconscionable” HHS Mandate

    Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has found a new ally in its fight against the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate’s coercive requirement that almost all employers, regardless of religious belief, provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. Earlier this month, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange … More

    Religious Practice Alive and Well in America

    A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans are very or moderately religious, a statistic that bodes well for individual well-being and the health of civil society. The study found that four in 10 Americans believe that religion plays an important role in their daily lives and frequently … More

    Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies: Oppose HHS Mandate

    Today, thousands of Americans gathered peacefully at over 140 capitols, government buildings and historical sites across the United States to protest the government’s latest attempt to trample on religious freedom. The Stand up for Religious Freedom rallies seen around the nation today gave individuals in these communities the opportunity to … More

    Obamacare and Abortion: New Rules Further Burden Conscience

    Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a final rulemaking on the state health insurance exchanges that created yet another accounting shell game, one that could force private citizens to pay for coverage of elective abortions. Beginning in 2014, individuals forced to purchase health insurance under … More

    Gimmicks Won't Resolve HHS Mandate's Religious Liberty Assault

    Friday afternoon announcements from the Obama Administration are the norm when the news is going to be controversial. In a late afternoon info dump yesterday, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid out further details on its so-called “accommodation” to the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. HHS released … More