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    Obamacare’s Liberty-Crushing Mandate in Court

    Three family businesses were in court this week asking federal judges for relief from a coercive Obamacare mandate that forces employers to provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and contraception—regardless of moral or religious objection. The Green family, which runs the arts-and-crafts company Hobby Lobby, was represented by … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Thankful for Religious Freedom on National Day of Prayer

    Millions of people of faith in America will participate today in the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. Although the National Day of Prayer was not established by congressional legislation until 1952 under President Harry Truman, days of prayer have been regularly called for since the 1775 Continental Congress. Religious … More

    Americans Continue to Oppose Obamacare’s HHS Mandate

    On Monday, hundreds of thousands of public comments flooded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as individuals and groups expressed concern with the Obama Administration’s continued trampling on a fundamental freedom. Many public comments expressed continued opposition to the coercive HHS mandate that requires almost all employers to … More

    Domino’s Founder Wins Against Obamacare Mandate

    Thomas Monaghan, founder and former owner of Domino’s Pizza, will not be forced to comply with Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate while his lawsuit against the coercive rule proceeds. Domino Farms, Monaghan’s current property management company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was awarded a preliminary injunction against the mandate this week by a … More

    Congressmen: Obama Admin Can’t "Pick and Choose" Who Gets Religious Freedom

    On February 19, nine U.S. Senators and two U.S. Representatives joined a “friend of the court” brief in Hobby Lobby’s 10th Circuit Court appeal over the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate, highlighting the Obama Administration’s refusal to recognize business owners’ religious freedom. The congressional brief explains that the federal government “may not … More

    Morning Bell: George Washington's Example on Religious Liberty

    Instead of celebrating George Washington’s birthday, today we’ve lumped him in together with no-names including Millard Fillmore and William Henry Harrison as we celebrate a generic “Presidents’ Day.” But George Washington was not simply a President. He was the indispensible man of the American Founding. Washington’s words, thoughts, and deeds … More

    Catholic Bishops Recognize Failures in Obama Admin's "Accommodation"

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a statement Thursday expressing concern with the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent proposed update to the anti-conscience mandate in Obamacare. As Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, explained: [The proposal] appears to offer second-class status to our first-class … More

    HHS Mandate: Another Offensive Update

    The Department of Health and Human Services today released an update of the agency’s “accommodation” to its own anti-conscience mandate under Obamacare. It is another sorry episode in a line of bureaucratic tweaking and unfulfilled promises that again fails to address the serious religious liberty problems caused by the coercive … More

    Abortion: U.S. Taxpayers Fund It Here and Abroad

    Roe v. Wade, which marks its 40th anniversary this week, created a host of new conflicts for life and conscience and did nothing to resolve cultural and political debates around the issue—including debates around the funding of abortion. Each year, the federal government entangles taxpayers in the abortion business, and … More

    Roe at 40: Enduring Victories and Challenges for the Pro-Life Movement

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that overturned state abortion laws and sanctioned abortion on demand across the United States. Despite the proclamations of supporters that the Court’s pronouncements in Roe and its accompanying case Doe v. Bolton had “settled” the abortion … More