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    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

    Americans Recognize Obamacare's Religious Liberty Problem

    Americans see the problem with the religious liberty violation at the leading edge of Obamacare implementation, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports this week. The poll shows that by a margin of 46–41, likely American voters support a religious exemption for churches, religious organizations, and businesses from … More

    Two More Evangelical Colleges Oppose HHS Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Two more evangelical schools are challenging the Obama Administration’s anti-conscience mandate, filing a joint lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing Grace College and Seminary, an evangelical institution in Winona Lake, Indiana, and Biola University, a prominent Christian college in … 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

    Morning Bell: Obamacare's Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY

    Yesterday, on the eve of its religious-liberty-crushing mandate taking effect, President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) made an outrageous claim: The Obama administration will continue to work with all employers to give them the flexibility and resources they need to implement the health care law in a way … More

    Morning Bell: Business Owners Battle Obamacare for Religious Freedom

    Two days from now, employers across America will become vulnerable to crushing government penalties for exercising their religious freedom. This isn’t exactly what lawmakers advertised when they pushed Obamacare, but it is part of the Obama Administration’s agenda—forcing nearly all employers to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization services. … More

    Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of Business Owner in HHS Mandate Fight

    Colorado federal District Court Judge and Carter appointee John L. Kane granted a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of Hercules Industries in Newland v. Sebelius. The injunction secured by Newland’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom is the first to be ordered by a federal court judge in litigation surrounding … More

    Hercules Halts Obamacare in Round One of Anti-Conscience Mandate Fight

    In Colorado on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge John Kane, a Carter appointee, granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of Hercules Industries, halting the government’s ability to enforce its anti-conscience mandate against the company while the lawsuit challenging the mandate continues in court. Hercules is a family-owned, for-profit company whose … More

    Hercules Battles Anti-Conscience Mandate in Court as August 1 Deadline Looms

    A federal district court judge in Colorado will hear arguments today regarding a motion for preliminary injunction in Newland v. Sebelius. Hercules Industries and the Newland family requested the injunction to halt the Obama Administration’s implementation of its conscience-crushing contraception mandate. At stake is whether family business owners like the … More

    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