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  • James Dobson, 'Family Talk' Get Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Reprieve

    04/20/2014 6:55:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/19/2014 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    A federal court has blocked enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate against Dr. James Dobson and his "Family Talk" radio show in a case that challenges the legality of the requirement that religious employers provide contraceptives to employees. "In America, we don't try to separate what people do from what they believe," Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot said Friday regarding the injunction issued by a federal judge in Colorado in Dobson v. Sebelius. The injunction "shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded by order of the court," the order stated Thursday. "Faith-based organizations should be...
  • I have a question on government and the birth control as a right issue?

    03/28/2014 5:51:06 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 19 replies
    I have been wondering why this argument has never been brought up by the pro life folks? (as far as I know)
  • God and Caesar (Again)

    03/27/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining "church" and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings? While there are other issues in the Hobby Lobby case argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, these are the major ones. To review quickly for those who haven't been paying attention, the...
  • Intellectual Dishonesty

    03/27/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The world is on the verge of coming to an end. No, not because of Russia’s aggression or Jihadists getting a nuclear weapon, but because the Supreme Court could rule that owners of companies cannot be ordered to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Yes, society has sunk this low. The Supreme Court is not expected to rule until June in the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, so you’ve got some time to stock up on canned goods and toilet paper before the reckoning. But, if the Constitution means anything, that reckoning will come to pass. At stake is...
  • Tired of Hobby Lobby?

    03/26/2014 2:42:12 AM PDT · by rhema · 50 replies
    LCMS Blog ^ | March 24, 2014 | Matthew Harrison
    You’re tired of hearing about Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court, tired of all the talk of fines and health-care plans and reproductive rights, tired of being bombarded with words spoken in anger from both sides of the aisle. You want to put your fingers in your ears, switch the channel, and wait for the ruling and the rest of it to just go away. But even though you are tired, even though you’ve grown weary of having the same discussions about the same points, Hobby Lobby and fines and health-care plans still matter. They matter because your country –...
  • Attitudes Among Southern Baptist Leaders Shifting on Birth Control

    03/07/2014 3:33:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 87 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 3/5/14 | Bob Allen
    Questions about the morality of birth control increasingly appear in columns and blogs by SBC ethicists and ministers.On the surface, Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists might seem unlikely bedfellows in opposing mandated coverage of contraceptives under Obamacare, but observers say it points to ongoing reconsideration of the morality of birth control among the Southern Baptist Convention’s leading thinkers. “Evangelical leaders are tripping over themselves in the rush to stand with Roman Catholic bishops against this perceived governmental overreach,” Jacob Lupfer, a doctoral candidate in political science at Georgetown University, said in a Religion News Service commentary in December. “At the...
  • Catholic Church and non-sex birth control?

    02/24/2014 8:10:28 AM PST · by chajin · 32 replies
    vanity | chajin
    I teach an intro to ethics course at the college level, and I have a student this term who was raised as a Catholic. When she was 13, she was prescribed birth control pills for non-sex-related issues, and the heat she took for this from other Catholics was one of the reasons, according to her, that she left the church. I am not Catholic (full disclosure: I am LCMS Lutheran), so I would appreciate some guidance from anyone who has some understanding in this area. From what I can tell, the Catholic Church forbids the use of abortifacients as a...
  • Court: Notre Dame must adhere to ObamaCare birth control mandate (goes to Supremes)

    02/22/2014 3:27:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/14 | Tim Devaney
    The University of Notre Dame must provide birth control to employees and students after a federal appeals court ruled Friday, a move the school says will force it to violate its religious beliefs. In a blow to religious colleges and universities across the country, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago denied Notre Dame's request for an injunction to the ObamaCare birth control mandate that requires the school to provide coverage for contraception. The injunction would have given Notre Dame a temporary reprieve from the birth control mandate, as the Roman Catholic school challenges the rule in court....
  • Ricki Lake to produce documentary exposing the dangers of contraception

    02/19/2014 4:23:59 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 17, 2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    Ricki Lake HOLLYWOOD, February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A forthcoming documentary presenting the health threats of hormonal contraception will be produced by none other than former 1990s trash talk show host Ricki Lake. Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall's book Sweetening The Pill: or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. “In the 50 years since its release, the birth control Pill has become synonymous with women’s liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug. But now it’s making women sick,” the two...
  • Planned Parenthood [A look Back - The Wanderer, April 3, 1941]

    02/16/2014 7:05:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | April 3, 1941 | The Wanderer
    Planned Parenthood November 11, 2013 repository No Comments This article appeared in The Wanderer, April 3, 1941.  (WOW, Look what we have 70 years later.) A group which calls itself the National Committee for Planned Parenthood has begun a nationwide campaign to have the promotion of birth control included in State and national health programs. The committee—which, according to propaganda sheets reaching our desk has a branch in Minnesota—is said to be composed of more than a thousand “leaders in American public life” who feel it necessary to focus public attention on the need for “planned parenthood,” especially among...
  • UNESCO Report Promotes Abortion and Same-Sex Narrative

    02/06/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, February 5 (C-FAM) The UN's educational and cultural agency says that the purpose of educating children is not only to foster their literacy and social advancement, but also to teach them where and how to have an abortion and to increase their tolerance for same-sex behavior. In its report, “Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All” released last week, UNESCO said that educated women reduce their risk of dying from pregnancy complications by adopting better hygiene practices, having skilled birth attendants, recognizing symptoms of bleeding or high blood pressure, and “by assessing how and where to have an...
  • The Little Victims of the State

    01/31/2014 2:16:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | Mona Charen
    An administration as image-conscious as this one should have been more careful in its choice of antagonists. The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic charity providing care to the poorest elderly in a hospice-like setting. They serve 13,000 people in 31 countries, and operate 30 homes in the United States. Their faith calls them to treat every person, no matter how old, disabled or poor as if he or she were "Jesus himself." There is no religious test for admission, only that you be poor and in need of care at the end of life. Think thousands of...
  • Report: Sandra Fluke Mulls Run for Henry Waxman's Seat

    01/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sandra Fluke, the birth-control activist who helped Democrats launch their "Republican war on women" theme in the 2012 elections, is reported to be considering a run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). Waxman announced his retirement after 20 terms in the U.S. House on Thursday morning. Fluke, who reports her profession as "Social Justice Attorney," is from Los Angeles. The field of potential Democratic candidates is already filling quickly with state and local politicians who have bided their time for four decades, waiting for Waxman to leave an opening. But Fluke's national profile could draw big...
  • Exclusive: Democratic senators to file amicus brief in Hobby Lobby birth control case

    01/28/2014 2:47:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/28/2014 | Liz Goodwin
    In a brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 19 Democratic senators are siding with the Obama administration against evangelical Christian businessmen who argue that paying for their employees’ birth control, a requirement under Obamacare, violates their company’s religious freedom. The senators—five of them women—argue in their “friend of the court” brief that the owners of the Oklahoma-based crafts store chain Hobby Lobby are not exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate simply because some forms of birth control offend their religious beliefs. Hobby Lobby’s owners, David Green and his family, are suing the federal...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin: Birth Control ‘Basic to Our Economic Prosperity’

    01/28/2014 8:12:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2014 - 5:42 AM | Susan Jones
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says it was women joining the workforce after World War II that helped the economy grow, producing a “strong and healthy middle class.” And that continues to be the case today, she told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday. “And now, in very, very significant numbers, women are…a part of the workforce and have contributed greatly to allowing families to get ahead in the economy. What permits that is women being able to control when or whether they have children and how many. And it is so basic to our economic prosperity that women have that control.”...
  • If Old White Republican Men Don't Chastise The Slut Culture, Who Will?

    01/26/2014 9:33:31 AM PST · by IChing · 48 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/26/14 | Donald Joy
    Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been poking the whores’ nest recently, by making some bold remarks on his TV show and at a Republican National Committee luncheon last Thursday. Democrats and their media operatives went apoplectic. “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are hopeless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them with their prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it,” Huckabee announced, sending seismic shocks...
  • Even At March For Life, Contraception Is Accepted

    01/23/2014 4:23:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Michael Voris attended the March for Life and some of the pro-life gatherings in the past few days.  He interviewed a number of young people at the Capital Hyatt in Washington.  Just prior to the march, it is filled with pro-life people.  I believe one of the major pro-life groups has a convention there.  At any rate, Voris interviewed a number of the pro-life youth in attendance and obtained some very disturbing replies.  Ladies and gentlemen, please watch the video, then see my comments below it. (video at link) There are those who say that these young people point to...
  • Supremes Let Little Sisters Have Their Way During Appeal;

    01/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph order in Little Sisters of the Poor et al v. Sebeluis et al. It told the Sisters that for the case to continue with no enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, they need only to inform the government in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services." That's easy, because that's what they are, and that's their position. As a result, the government has been "enjoined from enforcing against the applicants the challenged provisions of the...
  • MSNBC's Wagner Brings on Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman

    01/25/2014 12:22:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 25, 2014 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC's furor over Mike Huckabee's remarks on women and the Democrats boiled over on "Now with Alex Wagner" on Thursday afternoon. Radical feminist "comedians" Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead were promoted once again for their "V to Shining V" crusade for "Lady Parts Justice" -- that is, untrammeled abortion, the full Gosnell. (See previous promotional segment here.) “It’s so bizarre,” Silverman said about Huckabee's remarks, smelling careerism and  insincerity. “When a politician is speaking on behalf of those people who are pulling their strings, for their purse and for their, um, the betterment of their career, it’s gross. I’m just...
  • Media, White House erupt at Huckabee for saying something about Democrats and women’s libidos

    01/24/2014 9:13:03 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/23/2014 | Allahpundit
    Does it really matter what he said? The liberal thought process on this works this way, I think: “Known social conservative + something about women + something about sex and birth control = outrage.” Right? It’s basically Pavlovian. Which is why even many Republicans who sympathize with social conservatism rub their temples at the thought of nominating a loud-and-proud social con as nominee. You don’t want biased, soft-headed media lefties setting the parameters for who you can nominate, but on the other hand, if you know your guy’s going to spend the campaign tapdancing around soundbite landmines — sometimes justifiably,...
  • Huckabee: Democrats think 'women can't control their libidos' [WH Spokesman is offended]

    01/23/2014 11:46:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2014 | Cameron Joseph with Justin Sink
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) attacked Democrats for their "war on women" argument, saying it was their party who wasn't standing up for women. "It's time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a 'war on women,' " Huckabee said during a speech at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in Washington. "Republicans don’t have a war on women; they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender." Huckabee instead said it was Democrats who are insulting women. "If Democrats want to insult the women of America...
  • Obama Admin Widens Abortifacient Birth Control Mandate to College Students

    03/17/2012 3:23:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/16/12 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move that is likely to reignite the ire of religious leaders, late Friday afternoon the Obama administration announced a proposal that would require universities, including religious universities, to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their students, as well as their employees, without a co-pay. This appears to significantly widen the originally-announced HHS mandate, which had only applied to employees. The White House released the 32-page proposal late Friday afternoon. It outlines three different options to ensure that the health plans for employees and students of religious organizations cover birth control,...
  • No Room in Polite Society for Anti-Catholic Contempt

    01/10/2014 5:28:10 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 133 replies
    US News / Blog ^ | January 9, 2014 | Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor's recent ruling, issuing a stay on the fines for the Little Sisters of the Poor, struck some people in violent ways. One blogger, Jamie Stiehm writing for U.S. News, seems to think that Sotomayor outed herself as that most crass and small minded of people: a Catholic! This was certainly not a predictable outcome in the minds of those progressives who celebrated the elevation of the first "wise Latina" to the highest court in the land. She was supposed to stay on the reservation, of course, voting reliably to uphold the foundations of liberal orthodoxy, whenever they...
  • Protestants & Contraception

    01/03/2014 8:59:21 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 364 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 3 January 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Protestants opposed contraception until the 1930 Lambeth Conference. After this, positions changed. So, did the Bible change, or did they?
  • A Look at Some Biblical Texts in Opposition to Contraception

    04/18/2013 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 17, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the following post I seek to lay out a few of the biblical texts related to the Church teaching against contraception. This is not a post intended to give a full defense of the teaching against contraception. I have done that elsewhere, e.g. HERE & HERE & HEREThis post is intended only to set for the kind of biblical logic and background for the teaching which comes to us from antiquity. In fact, no Christian denomination prior to 1930 ever taught the contraception was anything but sinful. The first denomination to depart from this received teaching was the Anglicans,...
  • Catholic Groups Win First Amendment Victory Over ObamaCare

    12/19/2013 5:56:48 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 19, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Reform: In yet another legal blow to the president's signature law, a federal judge rules that its contraceptive mandate does not trump Catholic groups' right to exercise their religious liberty and conscience. Religious liberty advocates and First Amendment defenders are cheering the stunning decision by U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in New York that promises to speed up the unraveling of ObamaCare. Cogan not only found that the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that requires health insurance to include contraceptive coverage was constitutionally questionable, he actually forbade HHS from enforcing it. As the New York Post details, in...
  • (Catholic) Religious groups get (Court) win vs. O’care birth-control mandate

    12/16/2013 3:24:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | Selim Algar
    In a blow to President Obama’s signature legislative mandate, a Brooklyn federal judge on Monday sided with several Catholic organizations in New York, saying they do not have to comply with an Affordable Care Act requirement to provide employees with contraceptive coverage. [Snip] In the first permanent ruling on the hot-button issue, US District Court Judge Brian Cogan said the religious groups should not be forced to comply with the birth control component of Obamacare.
  • Birth Control

    12/13/2013 7:14:49 PM PST · by narses · 40 replies
    In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, "Human Life"), which reemphasized the Church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence. Contraception is "any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act [sexual intercourse], or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible" (Humanae Vitae 14). This includes sterilization, condoms and other barrier methods, spermicides, coitus interruptus (withdrawal method), the Pill, and all other such...
  • Anglicans and Sexual Contradictions

    12/12/2013 4:07:04 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 216 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 December 2013 | Matthew Olson
    The Church strongly opposes contraception, in keeping with the historical position of Christianity. Openness to procreating life is one of the defining characteristics of marriage, which is primarily what makes homosexual "marriage" impossible. The Church also upholds the life-long commitment that is marriage. Contrast the Church's beautiful teachings on all of this against the positions of Protestantism -- those of Anglicanism, in particular. Anglicans once agreed with the Church on these subjects, up until the 1930 Lambeth Conference that approved contraception in some cases (which, of course, had a snowball effect). Here's the 15th resolution from the Conference: "Where there...
  • Supreme Court birth control ruling could ripple widely

    12/07/2013 5:47:53 PM PST · by thecodont · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:31 pm, Friday, December 6, 2013 | Bob Egelko
    If a corporate employer can refuse on religious grounds to provide workplace insurance for contraception, what about employers with religious objections to blood transfusions or vaccinations? Or those who believe in healing by prayer? Those questions lurk below the surface of the challenge the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review to regulations in the new federal health care law requiring employers to make contraceptive coverage available to their employees. That mandate, two groups of corporate owners argue, violates their freedom of religion. If the court agrees, some legal analysts say, other employers would have an equal right to veto...
  • Liberals Are Culture War Aggressors

    12/05/2013 12:37:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues. They want to impose their values on everyone else. They want the government involved in your bedroom. Those mean right-wingers want to make "health care choices" for women. Now consider last week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider two cases stemming from Obamacare: Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. Democratic politicians and their fans on social media went ballistic almost instantly. That's hardly...
  • The Birth-Control Battle: So much for 'Stay Out Of My Womb'

    12/05/2013 6:35:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues. They want to impose their values on everyone else. They want the government involved in your bedroom. Those mean right-wingers want to make “health-care choices” for women. Now consider last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider two cases stemming from Obamacare: Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. Democratic politicians and their fans on social media went ballistic almost instantly. That’s hardly unusual these...
  • Fluke's gimmick

    12/03/2013 6:54:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-3-13 | Judie Brown
    It is a sad moment in history when a government calls upon a lone woman to testify about contraception and attempts to tell the country she is representative of women. Where is the person they asked to testify about morality and about the sanctity of life? This deliberate attempt to alter morality and to squash the words and will of our Lord is becoming rampant today and the results are sickening. We must make our voices heard or this will not just be a fluke; it will be the norm. Sandra Fluke was once a law student at Georgetown University....
  • Notre Dame sues over birth control mandate

    12/03/2013 8:16:25 AM PST · by oxcart · 15 replies
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The University of Notre Dame is suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that its health insurance plans for students and employees cover birth control. The university filed its lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in South Bend. It claims the mandate violates Notre Dame's freedom to practice religion without government interference. The Roman Catholic university says the birth control mandate violates the church's teaching prohibiting contraception.
  • Sandra Fluke: Birth Control is Just Like a Blood Transfusion...or Something

    11/27/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | Katie Pavlich
    Infamous former Georgetown Law student and now social justice attorney Sandra Fluke is back in the news thanks to the Supreme Court agreeing to take up a case surrounding the employer contraception mandate in Obamacare. In case you need a reminder, Fluke is the woman who testified before Congress in 2012 about how birth control should be paid for by someone else because it can cost a female student "$3,000 during law school." Last night on MSNBC, Fluke argued that employers cannot be exempted from the contraception mandate in Obamacare because that would mean they could also opt. out of...
  • Bros and Hos: Obamacare's Bread and Circuses

    11/13/2013 5:09:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Liberal marketing gurus here in Colorado are masters of Obamacare distraction. While customers struggle to apply through the still-broken health insurance exchange and consumers grapple with cancellation notices, these hipster ad designers are partying it up. Who cares about the insurance market meltdown? They've got keg stands and one-night stands! The "Got Insurance?" campaign is the lame brainchild of two "progressive" outfits with dubious nonprofit status: ProgressNow and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. Their previous claim to fame: a "Thanks, Obamacare" social media movement to propagandize praise and gratitude for the federal mandate. Modeled after the "Got Milk?" ads, the...
  • Undercover Video: Underage Girls Can’t Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug

    11/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores. Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan...
  • Appeals Court Deals Blow To Contraceptive Mandate

    11/02/2013 2:24:26 AM PDT · by deks · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 1, 2013 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    A divided appeals court panel sided Friday with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law. The business owners are two brothers, Francis and Philip M. Gilardi, who own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio., and challenged the mandate on religious grounds. They say the mandate to provide contraceptive coverage would force them to violate their Roman Catholic beliefs and moral values by providing contraceptives such as the morning-after pill for their employees. The law already exempts houses of worship from the requirement. The ruling by a three-judge panel of...
  • Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare

    11/01/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2013 | Julian Hattem
    A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind the Supreme Court — ruled 2-1 in favor of business owners who are fighting the requirement that they provide their employees with health insurance that covers birth control. Requiring companies to cover their employees’ contraception, the court ruled, is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control on religious grounds, even if they are not purchasing the contraception directly. “The burden on religious...
  • MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting

    10/29/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    The liberal claim that Republicans are engaging in a perpetual “war on women” seems to have taken a new turn on MSNBC. No longer does the term “war on women” apply only to access to abortion but now encompasses voting rights as well. Appearing on MSNBC on October 29, liberal MSNBC host Thomas Roberts claimed that Republicans are trying to restrict a woman’s access to the ballot box. This comes one week after fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson made a similar complaint on The Ed Show. [See video after jump.]  MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting Speaking...
  • Sexual behavior and the absence of common sense

    10/21/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-19-13 | Judie Brown
    We seem to be losing the ability to determine what is really best for our minds, bodies, and souls. Instead, we focus on the here and now. We seek pleasure at all cost, and we allow immoral behavior to creep into our lives. If this continues, there will only be one natural consequence. Common sense is not the exclusive domain of any particular group of people, but in our day and age it seems to be about as prehistoric as the Tyrannosaurus Rex – especially when it comes to sex. What is common sense? Webster says it is "the ability...
  • Religious Freedom on the Brink

    09/28/2013 8:50:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    Who needs religious freedom? It's a necessary, if often unasked, question. For a number of years now, there has been evidence of religious liberty being threatened in the United States. Due to the intensely partisan nature of our current politics, these warnings have frequently been ignored or dismissed. But are you willing to dismiss the Little Sisters of the Poor? They run homes for the elderly, and are now suing the Department of Health and Human Services in a class-action lawsuit -- the first against the mandate that was issued as part of the president's signature health-care legislation that...
  • New York Civil Liberties Union says Obamacare violates patients’ right to sexual privacy

    09/26/2013 5:28:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 26, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog New York Civil Liberties Union says Obamacare violates patients’ right to sexual privacy Obamacare requires doctors to ask patients personal questions about their sex lives, and to put their answers into an electronic database. Doctors who avoid doing this will be penalized.Dr. Adam Budzikowski, a New York cardiologist, said these sex question were “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive,” and that he could not think of any reason why a cardiologist would need such information.Dr. Richard Amerling, an associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein Medical College, said that a patient’s medical record should be “a story...
  • 4 Oklahoma Universities Challenge Obama's Birth Control Mandate

    09/24/2013 10:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/24/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Four Christian universities in Oklahoma are the latest to sue the Obama administration over its mandate that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception. Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Mid-America Christian University filed the new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Friday. They specifically objected to providing coverage for abortifacients, the Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom, which filed the suit on their behalf, said in a statement. "Christian colleges should remain free to operate according to...
  • American Idolatry

    09/06/2013 8:04:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Touchstone ^ | Sept. 2013 | Allen Carlson
    In his 1835 book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that for Americans, "equality is their idol." Among such a democratic people, he reports, "there are certain epochs at which the passion they entertain for it swells to the height of fury." They prefer equality in freedom, he noted, but if "they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery." Even barbarism, servitude, and poverty are acceptable offerings to "this irresistible passion." The same-sex marriage debate might have focused on the purpose of sexuality, or the nature of homosexuality, or the etiology of marriage. Instead, the dominant...
  • Gun-Grabbers Go Full Femme-a-Gogue in Colorado

    09/04/2013 12:00:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Out: The boy who cried wolf. In: The girl who cried birth control. Desperate Democrats are imposing false-alarm feminist politics on a high-stakes recall election in Colorado this month. It's a golden opportunity for independent-minded women to reject empty femme-a-goguery and tear up the Sandra Fluke card. On September 10, Colorado Springs and Pueblo will decide whether to boot two top state Democrats (state Senate Majority Leader John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron) over their support for radical gun- and ammo-control measures spearheaded by outside special interests. Left-wing billionaires Michael Bloomberg of New York City and...
  • Clare Boothe Luce argues vigorously against birth control

    09/02/2013 9:13:32 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Nobility.org ^ | 2Sept13 | Alden Hatch
    Ann Clare Boothe was born on April 10, 1903, in a dismal apartment house on Riverside Drive in New York City…. Clare herself once succinctly pictured her unpropitious prospects as a baby. Shortly after her conversion to Catholicism, she was attacked by an ardent disciple of Mrs. Sanger for the Catholic stand against birth control. She wound up her tirade by saying, “I cannot understand anyone as enlightened as yourself subscribing to that doctrine.” “I think I appreciate your logic,” said Clare. “Let’s take the case of a young married woman, frail and ill, deserted by her husband, earning a...
  • Obama Admin Will Not Oppose Christian-Run Scope Business Filing Lawsuit Over Birth Control Mandate

    08/11/2013 7:45:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/10/2013 | Anugrah Kumar,
    The U.S. Department of Justice has said it will not oppose a lawsuit filed by a Michigan-based Christian-run business that is seeking suspension of enforcement of the abortion pill mandate against it. In the lawsuit by Trijicon, which manufactures sights and scopes for the military, law enforcement, and hunter, the Justice Department has notified the court it will not oppose the business' request for a court order that would suspend enforcement of the mandate against the company, Alliance Defending Freedom said in a statement on Friday. "All Americans, including job creators, should be free to honor God and live according...
  • The Sad Fate of Democrat Women

    07/29/2013 5:45:59 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/13 | Andrew Klavan
    It’s always a little galling (not to mention hilarious) for those of us on the right to reflect that the Democratic Party — the party of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and family-destroying social programs — the party of Detroit, New Orleans, Newark, and Baltimore — the party that facilitates a black abortion rate that would bring a smile to the face of Planned Parenthood’s genocidally racist founder — has somehow managed to sell itself to African Americans as the friend of black people! But it’s beginning to be equally galling (and equally comic) to reflect that the Democrats have also...
  • Who knew the best form of birth control would be the President himself?

    07/13/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 07/13/2013
    Shortly after the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008, Newsweek magazine ran an article basking in the afterglow of victory, opining about the possibility of American citizens themselves … um, basking in the afterglow. In an article which showed the depths of worship in which the media had descended to support their chosen candidate, Jessica Bennett projected her own excitement upon readers, discussing the possibility of a baby boom sparked by “exhilarated” and “euphoric” Obama fans being “in the mood for love.” The title of the piece, Change You Can Conceive In, tells you all you need to know....