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    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

    Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will take up two cases challenging the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate that employers must provide health insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. Over 80 lawsuits with more than 200 plaintiffs have been filed by religious organizations and other private employers to … More

    Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court: Another Win for Free Exercise

    Yesterday, yet another district court halted the Obama Administration from forcing its anti-conscience mandate to provide coverage for abortifacients and contraceptives on unwilling employers. Many employers—religious, secular, nonprofit, and for-profit—believe it violates the free exercise of their faith to comply with this mandate. This decision brings the scorecard of for-profit … More

    “Women Deliver” Fails to Deliver for Women’s Basic Needs

      Women Deliver hosted its third annual conference last month as part of its effort to achieve the targets set forth in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, and as in previous years, the speakers and events focused primarily on contraception and abortion. Among the “development” community, any … More

    Beware Obamacare’s Looming Conscience Cliff (VIDEO)

    The fiscal cliff isn’t the only abyss that the Obama Administration and Congress have created for individuals and employers. The Obamacare mandate that forces employers to provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization has created a cavernous void for religious liberty that will threaten the existence … More

    Sitting on Sidelines "Not an Option" for Faithful

    It’s not every day that a Heritage scholar offers to help comedian Stephen Colbert make sense of how Christians, especially young evangelicals, can apply biblical principles to politics in our pluralist culture. But it’s good to share the burden of a neighbor — even one so “befuddled” as Colbert — … More

    The Contraception Misconception

    The contraception debate in a nutshell: There is no contraception debate. No one—neither Republicans nor the more than 100 individuals and organizations suing over the HHS mandate—is calling for a ban on contraception. Governor Romney has said that “with regards to contraceptives, of course, Republicans, and myself in particular, recognize … More

    Family Business Sticks to Principles, Challenges Obamacare Mandate

    The Obama administration’s anti-conscience mandate went into effect at the beginning of this month, and private business owners are now required to cover contraceptive care in employee health plans thanks to Obamacare. Weingartz, a family owned lawn supply store in Michigan, is one of several businesses challenging that mandate in … More

    Obamacare Mandate Forces EWTN to Pay 'Fine on Faith'

    The leading Catholic media organization in the world, Eternal Word Television Network, is prepared to pay a “financial fine on faith” likely to exceed at least $600,000 per year rather than comply with Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate. EWTN is suing the federal government over the anti-conscience mandate, which requires religious institutions … More

    Religious Leaders Testify for All Americans’ Liberty

    Since the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate was proposed in August, the Obama Administration has come under intense scrutiny for the rule’s violation of religious liberty. In the wake of the final rule’s publication in the Federal Register yesterday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a full committee hearing yesterday … More