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  • Obama wants more contraceptives for Nigeria. Nigerians want none of it.

    08/12/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life Site ^ | Steven Mosher
    With a population of 177 million, Nigeria has long been a target of population controllers. It is listed in NSSM 200, the infamous Nixon/Kissinger document which launched the war on people, as a country of special concern. As such, it has gotten more than its share of the abortifacients, sterilizing agents, and contraceptives that the American government has poured into Africa over the past few decades. Still, it is not enough, at least according to the Obama administration, which wants to increase the current shipments.[1] Their excuse is that maternal mortality in Nigeria is still too high, and if they...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Accuses Pro-Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Judges of Being Sexist

    07/31/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Apparently the phony “war on women” has made its way to the Supreme Court. Upset by the fact that a majority of the justices on the high court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedoms, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now accusing them of being sexist.In a new interview with pro-abortion media icon Katie Couric, Ginsburg lashes out at her colleagues and claims they have a “blind spot” towards women because they decided that Hobby Lobby should not be forced to pay for drugs that cause abortions for their employees.Never mind that polls show a majority of women oppose the...
  • White House giving up fight over Obamacares contraception mandate?

    07/23/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was met with incandescent outrage from progressives. The overturning of a mandate never passed by Congress which had not existed prior to 2010 signaled, those who consider themselves members of a class of deliberative and reasoned thinkers said, evidence of a theocratic judiciary in the United States. Recognizing the indignation on their side of the aisle, the White House responded by reassuring their base supporters that this offense would not go unanswered. “Today’s decision jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies,” White House Press Sec. Josh...
  • When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely.

    07/22/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Life Training Institute Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rich Poupard
    When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely. Life Training Institute Blog lti-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/be-careful-out-there-when-discussion.htmlBe Careful Out There (When Discussing Emergency Contraception) by Serge (Rich Poupard) | January 22, 2014From “6 Resources on Whether or Not Birth Control Pills Cause Abortions“ It is very important when discussing important and controversial issues to do everything in our power to find the truth and not overstate the evidence that we have supporting our conclusions.This can be challenging when dealing with an issue such as emergency contraception, where the data and evidence is frequently either missing, confusing, or difficult to understand.To this point, I believe that the...
  • Neb. priest contributes to article linking contraception, breast cancer

    07/21/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | July 21, 2014 | S.L. Hansen, Southern Nebraska Register
    Credit: Jess Hamilton (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Lincoln, Neb., Jul 21, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: 10 Facts,” will explore the scientific evidence that connects artificial contraception to breast cancer. Father Christopher Kubat, executive director of Catholic Social Services of southern Nebraska and a medical physician, is one of the co-authors. He was asked to contribute a small portion of the article by two of the main authors, A. Patrick Schneider II, M.D., M.P.H., and Christine Zainer, M.D....
  • Wireless birth control is no fantasy

    07/21/2014 10:00:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/14 | Judie Brown
    Recent reports announcing the era of remote-control contraception herald the very real but slightly horrifying prospects for the future for those who believe that man can literally transform himself into a machine. This phenomenon is known as the cult of transhumanism. One news report calls the remote dispensation of contraception “creepy.” Another explains how this may come to fruition: “A challenge from Bill Gates two years ago has put science on the cusp of a revolutionary, remote-controlled method of birth control.” Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from secular society. And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • (RAT) Congresswoman Compares Contraception Access to Boko Haram Kidnapping

    07/17/2014 6:29:05 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Christine Rousselle
    Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California's 14th District, sent out a tweet this morning that compared access to contraception to the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls by the militant group Boko Haram. Speier included an infographic from the United Nations along with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, which is a reference to the kidnapping of 230 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary School.
  • HURT: Now that I have to pay for it, it is my business

    07/16/2014 5:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Politicians here have not even figured out how yet to implement their new law requiring us to pay for everybody elses health care, and already people are clamoring to legalize drugs that are, at the very least, hazardous to their health. The good people of Colorado and Washington state can now buy and smoke pot without violating state laws. The movement to do so is spreading among other states like a hot tropical virus through a detention facility on the Mexican border. I, for one, have never really cared one way or the other if people choose to smoke pot....
  • DWS Can't Cope With Women Paying For Their Own Stuff, Lies About Hobby Lobby

    07/16/2014 5:04:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The bogus lies about contraception bans and limits on access to birth control are here to stay folks, just as I predicted in my new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. It's past time to push back with force. The Not My Boss Business Act, a bill developed by Democrats to combat the Supreme Courts recent Hobby Lobby decision, has failed in the Senate. As a result, mass panic among government control freaks has commenced. Who's panicking this time? DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She just can't believe women might have to...
  • Senator Landrieu votes for contraception/abortion in Pro-Life Louisiana

    07/16/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
    .S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2578 ) Vote Number: 228 Vote Date: July 16, 2014, 02:09 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected Measure Number: S. 2578 (Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 ) Measure Title: A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their...
  • Archbishop Lori fights bill opposed to religious liberty

    07/15/2014 10:52:11 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/15/14 | Staff
    Archbishop William E. Lori joined with Cardinal Sen OMalley of Boston July 14 to urge all U.S. senators to reject legislation aiming to compel all employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortifacients. In a letter sent to all senators, the archbishops outlined how the misnamed Protect Womens Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014 (S. 2578) would violate federal religious freedom and conscience protections. The bill, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wa.), is a response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which exempts closely held for-profit companies from providing insurance coverage...
  • Supply Side Contraceptives

    07/12/2014 8:08:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman and others on the left routinely sneer at the idea that you can actually increase government revenues by cutting tax rates. (Turns out most of the time you cant, but in some cases you can.) But there is a similar myth on the left. Its the idea that by spending more money on health you can reduce overall health care costs. According to The New York Times, President Obama is using that idea to support free contraceptives for women: The Obama administration says the cost of providing contraceptives will be offset by savings that result from greater use...
  • Will Company's Owned By Jehovahs Witnesses Have To Include Blood Transfusions In EBP's? (Hobby Lobby

    07/10/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    7/10/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Will they have to cover something like this under the Employee Benefit Program if that employee wasn't a JW, or could they say that they now have a religious exemption, too? I wonder what other can of worms the recent SCOTUS ruling will open up...
  • Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

    07/10/2014 12:33:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and "unnatural" but is now widely accepted. He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.
  • BREAKING: Senate Democrats introduce bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

    07/09/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kirsen Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A pair of Democratic senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would overturn a recent Supreme Court ruling that defended the rights of private for-profit employers to opt out of providing insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs on religious grounds. Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the introduction of the bill, dubbed the “Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act.”  The bill would force for-profit employers to comply with the Obamacare birth control mandate, which requires business owners to provide employees and dependents with full, co-pay-free coverage for contraception, sterilization...
  • Contraceptive pill may damage womens fertility: study

    07/09/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Catherine Briggs
    Taking the pill may damage a woman’s fertility by quickening her biological “clock”, a new study has found. Researchers in Denmark tested 833 women to see what effect the contraceptive pill had on their reproductive systems. They found that the contraceptive can temporarily drain a woman’s ovarian reserve, a measure of the ovary’s capacity to produce eggs capable of fertilization.  The ovarian reserve is determined by the combination of two measurements which make up what is commonly referred to as the Biological Body Clock Test.  Both the anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels in the blood and the antral follicles in the...
  • Senate Democrats unveil legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/09/2014 9:10:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton 
and Mike Lillis
    Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday to effectively reverse the Supreme Courts decision last week exempting employers from having to provide insurance coverage for contraception. The law would not allow for-profit corporations to seek exemptions from the Affordable Care Acts mandate that their health plans cover contraception costs. Religious institutions would still be able to opt out. Our bill simply says that your boss cannot get between you and your own healthcare, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the bills chief sponsor told reporters. Last week, we saw the Supreme Court give CEOs and corporations across America the green light to design...
  • Get Bosses Out of Health Insurance Altogether: This Will Make Hobby Lobby a Non-Issue

    07/09/2014 7:08:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Tanner
    The Supreme Courts decision last week in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has pushed all the buttons that could be expected when sex and religion intersect. Many on the right are celebrating because they value religious expression and feel rather less excited about sex, especially of the non-procreative variety. And much of the Left is outraged because religion is generally considered of far less import while sexual freedom has a high priority. But both sides are missing the point. It is true that your boss shouldnt be deciding whether or not your insurance plan includes contraceptives. It is also true that...
  • Senate Dems introduce bill that would override Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/08/2014 7:34:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Noah told you it was coming and now here it is. Pandermonium: The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act…“Your health care decisions are not your boss’s business,” said Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, who led efforts by Senate Democrats to respond to the court ruling. “Since the Supreme Court decided it will not protect women’s access to health care, I will.”…Ms. Murray’s bill criticizes the Supreme Court’s majority opinion and repudiates...
  • On Hobby Lobby: Where Ginsburg and Alito Go Astray

    07/07/2014 1:15:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | JOSHUA SCHULZ
    As a faithful Catholic with moral objections to forced Christian complicity in both abortion and contraception, I had many reasons to rejoice in the Supreme Court’s majority decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby written by Justice Alito. Unfortunately, the Court’s reasoning was not one of them. Two premises in the majority’s argument were especially troubling: first, the Court’s assertion of the legal inscrutability of moral and religious beliefs, and second, its assumption of the Government’s claim that contraceptives and abortifacients are necessary for women’s health and well-being. Contrary to the first premise, I agree with dissenting Justice Ginsburg that...
  • Archbishop Villegas to bishops on contraception, abortion: Listen more, condemn less

    07/06/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    INTERACKSYON ^ | July 6, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
    The leader of the Philippines' Catholic Church, which routinely denounces abortion and contraception, called for the clergy on Saturday to listen more and condemn less, in the latest sign of a liberal shift in the powerful institution. Church leaders exert vast influence in the conservative Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism and the only state apart from Vatican that still outlaws both divorce and terminations. But with many modern Filipino Catholics embracing attitudes that were once considered taboo or frowned upon, and the more conciliatory tone of the Vatican under Pope Francis, there are signs that the Philippine church is softening...
  • How Hobby Lobby Undermines All Americans' Freedoms (They're flipping their lids)

    07/06/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Lincoln Mitchell blog ^ | July 6, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case demonstrates that the court, at least the five justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby, has little concern for, and probably little understanding of, women's health care. By ruling that corporations, on the grounds of the alleged religious views of their owners, can deny women access to some forms of contraception, the court set a horrible precedent that if followed will endanger the health and lives of many American women. The Hobby Lobby ruling may at first seem like a victory for the minority of Americans who think that...
  • Finally: Lena Dunham Expresses Opinion On Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/06/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    There’s no better wisdom than received wisdom. And when it comes to parroting things she’s heard from people she believes to be smarter than her — which doesn’t really narrow it down — Lena Dunham is tops. Take it away, genius! Lena Dunham ✔ @lenadunham Women's access to birth control should not be denied because of their employer's religious beliefs. 12:50 PM - 30 Jun 2014 4,877 Retweets 6,617 favorites This is true, in theory. It’s also irrelevant, because that’s not what just happened. Lena Dunham is very stupid, but perhaps this analogy might find its way through that geologically...
  • Obamas key executive actions

    07/06/2014 10:38:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obamas use of executive power will be a major issue in this falls midterm elections. The GOP is rallying its base to give control of the Senate to Republicans as a check on Obamas powers, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced the House will vote in July on a lawsuit against the presidents use of executive power. Obama, for his part, is embracing the criticism. So sue me, he said in a speech last week. The White House believes that by using executive power, Obama can distinguish himself from a Congress he wants to pain as dysfunctional and...
  • Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception

    07/04/2014 10:23:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Katie Pavlich
    After today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the left and Democrats are predictably claiming the 5-4 decision bans contraception for women. That claim is completely false. Not to mention, Hobby Lobby itself provides coverage of 16 different types of contraception to its employees.
  • Supreme Court: Wheaton College doesnt have to sign doc giving employees free abortifacients

    07/04/2014 9:59:21 PM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | Fri Jul 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. ObamaCare's controversial HHS mandate suffered another setback on Thursday, as the Supreme Court voted to allow a Christian college to opt out of signing a form that would result in their insurance company providing employees with free birth control and abortifacients. Instead, says the high court, the coverage will kick in after they inform HHS of their religious objection. The 6-3 decision exempts Wheaton College from filing Form 700, which certifies its religious objection to providing abortifacient drugs to women, until the case has been fully adjudicated. In all likelihood, the matter will ultimately be decided by...
  • Pro-Abortion Christian Pastors Distribute Condoms Outside Hobby Lobby to Protest SCOTUS Decision

    07/04/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-abortion pastors from different Christian denominations distributed condoms outside a Hobby Lobby store to protest this weeks Supreme Court decision giving it and other companies the ability to opt out of the Obamacare HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. This comes after a NARAL board member suggested abortion activists have sex in Hobby Lobby stores as a protest. The Chicago Sun Times has more on what happened: hobbylobby27Christian clergy and activists from different faiths protested outside a Hobby Lobby on Route 59 Wednesday in protest of the U.S. Supreme Courts decision that says...
  • Two Pinocchios for Hillary on Hobby Lobby

    07/03/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Lawyers in politics seem to have great difficulty understanding the law these days. First, the “constitutional lawyer who sits in the Oval Office” had his hat handed to him by the Supreme Court on a wide range of issues, and with unprecedented unanimity. Now the woman angling to succeed him, who is often described as an accomplished attorney herself, apparently can’t be bothered to familiarize herself with a case before rendering judgment on it. Hillary Clinton gets two Pinocchios from the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler for her remarks on the Hobby Lobby case, but probably deserved two more for...
  • Science ignored: Dissecting the claim that pregnancy is a disease

    07/03/2014 5:33:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/2/14 | Anne Roback Morse
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and ruled the federal government could not require closely-held corporations to provide no-cost contraception for their employees. Although that was the question before the Supreme Court, there were many things the Supreme Court didn’t have the jurisdiction to rule on yesterday.  And the most important of these issues--the basic premise at the root of the case’s ideological divide--was not up for debate: that contraception is preventive health care. Yes, contraception prevents pregnancy--that’s the whole point--but why is pregnancy considered to be a disease? It is an odd disease that is...
  • [Star Trek's] George Takei Calls Hypocrisy In Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Galling'

    07/03/2014 12:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    On Top Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Staff
    Out actor George Takei has criticized a Supreme Court decision declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees' access to certain birth control methods. Hobby Lobby challenged the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) requirement that insurance health plans include coverage for FDA-approved contraception, arguing that the law violates the company's religious freedom. In this case, the owners happen to be deeply Christian; one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees, Takei said in a blog post. As many have pointed out, Hobby Lobby is the...
  • The Post's View: Congress should narrow the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    07/03/2014 12:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    WHEN BUSINESS owners enter the public marketplace, they should expect to follow laws with which they might disagree, on religious or other grounds. This is particularly true when they form corporations, to which the government offers unique benefits unavailable to individuals. The Supreme Court weakened that principle Monday. Congress should revitalize it. The justices ruled on the Affordable Care Acts contraception mandate, which requires employer-based health insurance policies to provide contraception to covered employees. Several corporations challenged the law, insisting that the mandate unlawfully infringes on their owners religious rights. In a 5 to 4 ruling, the court agreed with...
  • Hobby Lobby's Unintended Consequences

    07/02/2014 9:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | July 1, 2014 | Ezekiel Emanuel
    America's crazy, patchwork health-care system just took another hit. Which would you prefer: to have the ability to decide for yourself and your family the type of coverage you want to purchase on a health insurance exchangeand having your premiums subsidized by a defined contribution or voucher from your employeror to cede that ability to your employer entirely, having them pick your insurance for you, but empowering them to decide, based on their personal religious beliefs, which services to cover and which to exclude? After Mondays Hobby Lobby decision, this is exactly the type of choice that more and more...
  • Why Do Nuns Need Birth Control?

    07/02/2014 2:57:00 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://www.fpiw.org ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joseph Backholm
    When the Supreme Court released their decision inHobby Lobby v. Sebelius on Monday it started the race to understand what it means for the other challenges to the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. The Hobby Lobby case established that the mandate violates the religious freedom of private, family owned companies, but a number of religiously affiliated non-profit organizations have challenged the mandate as well. Obamacare includes an exemption from the mandate for churches, but that does not extend to thousands of religiously affiliated organizations like hospitals, colleges, universities, religious schools, and charities. For example, Tyndale House Publishing, which is owned by...
  • Bad news: Hillary deeply disturbed that Supreme Court upheld statute signed into law by her husband

    07/02/2014 3:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 30, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Thanks to AG Conservative for that headline. First dont ask, dont tell, then DOMA, now RFRA: Precisely how many statutes signed by Bill Clinton are the Clintons currently horrified by? Itll be fun during President Hillarys administration to try to identify the various laws that Senator Chelsea will be forced to repudiate circa 2036. Part of the reason I was so adamant about including women and girls in our foreign policy, not as a luxury but as a central issue is because theyre often the canaries in the mine, Clinton said. You watch women and girls being deprived of their...
  • The Hobbled Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/02/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Looked at from a distance, it may seem as if the Supreme Court struck a mighty blow in defense of religious liberty in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which it decided this week. Yes, the court ruled that a law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act could apply to "closely held" corporations, and under its terms the federal government could not force the Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs and devices that violate the family's religious beliefs. But looked at more closely, the case shows how profoundly the Supreme Court has...
  • Former NOW President Clueless About Hobby Lobby Coverage of 16 Forms of Contraception

    07/02/2014 7:13:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night former National Organization for Women President Patricia Ireland made an appearance on Fox News' Hannity to discuss the Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby earlier this week. When asked by Hannity how many forms of contraception Hobby Lobby offers employees, Ireland had no idea. The answer is: 16 different kinds. Hannity: Do you know how many kinds of birth control Hobby Lobby offered as part of their plan? Ireland: I don't know.
  • Justices act in other health law mandate cases (Hobby Lobby applies broadly to ALL contraceptives)

    07/01/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handful of methods the justices considered in their ruling. The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings in favor of businesses that object to covering all 20 methods of government-approved contraception....
  • Bristol Palin plans Hobby Lobby Love Day to celebrate Supreme Court contraception mandate decision

    07/01/2014 6:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 162 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that Christian craft store Hobby Lobby has a legal right to abstain from an Obamacare mandate that violates its religious beliefs about abortion Former Dancing with the Stars contestant and teen mom Bristol Palin wants her fans to celebrate the victory for religious liberty by shopping at their local Hobby Lobby on Thursday Palin said she would post the best pictures of her fans shopping at the store to her blogReality TV show star Bristol Palin is asking conservatives to celebrate the Supreme Court's landmark contraception mandate decision by participating in a Hobby Lobby Love...
  • Hillary Clinton Shows She Has No Idea What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Was About

    07/01/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner at this very early point in the 2016 presidential race and, after the midterm elections, the pro-life movement will undoubtedly bring up a laundry list of her pro-abortion actions and comments. Here is something that will undoubtedly be added to the list.The potential presidential candidate proves in her response to the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby from the Obama HHS mandate that she really has no fundamental understanding of what the case was about.John McCormack of the Weekly Standard breaks it down: On Monday evening, Hillary Clinton said that she found the Supreme...
  • Free to Choose vs. Cost-Free Access

    07/01/2014 2:18:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    How did women get birth control before President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act? Before Obamacare, a woman could go to a doctor and get birth control. She often had to pay or make a copayment for contraception. But in the 2014 political lexicon, that means she had no access. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its 5-4 Hobby Lobby decision, which recognized family-owned corporations' religious right to not offer contraception mandated under the Affordable Care Act in their employee health insurance plans. In her dissenting opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg charged that the ruling would "deny legions of women...
  • Dems put court in their '14 cross hairs after contraception ruling

    07/01/2014 2:59:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats are putting the Supreme Court in their cross hairs, using its decision against ObamaCares contraception mandate to rally their base ahead of the midterm elections. Within hours of the high courts decision that closely held companies cannot be compelled to offer contraception coverage as part of their employee health plans, Democrats were trying to raise cash and rally voters to their side. Strategists said the issue of womens reproductive health could play well in elections across the country, helping the party in contests that could largely be won and lost on turnout. It could play in almost all of...
  • The Hobby Lobby decision isnt narrow

    06/30/2014 10:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 30, 2014 | Irin Carmon
    The Supreme Courts 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being called narrow by some analysts, but thats true only in that Hobby Lobby got everything it wanted and nothing more. In her blistering dissent Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg correctly called it a decision of startling breadth. The question before the Court was twofold: Do corporations enjoy the same protections for religious liberty as individuals do? And if so, does providing contraceptive coverage in an employee health plan as required under the Affordable Care Act violate that liberty? Justice Samuel Alito, writing for all of the Republican-appointed...
  • 8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose(They're mad!)

    06/30/2014 9:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief
    The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don't like Obamacare. In particular, they really don't like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, people who don't like a law petition the government to change that law. That's how a nation of laws works. But these men are Christians. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Christian business owners are special. Their deeply held religious belief that some particular form of contraception is immoral carries more weight than the force of law, five conservative Christian justices ruled. The court -- in a fairly bald admission that...
  • Clinton: Hobby Lobby ruling a 'slippery slope'

    06/30/2014 4:48:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | June 30, 2014 | Mario Trujillo and Jesse Byrnes
    Hillary Clinton on Monday condemned the Supreme Court decision that found some family-owned corporations cannot be forced to pay for the birth control coverage of their employees, required by the healthcare law. "I think that there should be a real outcry against the decision," Clinton said at the Aspen Ideas Festival. "And there will be many more now look, many more companies will claim religious beliefs and some will be sincere but others maybe not. And we are going to see this one insurable service cut out for many, many women." The 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby,...
  • Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception

    06/30/2014 3:19:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the left and Democrats are predictably claiming the 5-4 decision bans contraception for women. Matt Canter @mattcanter DSCC: Nearly every GOP candidate supports radical measures that would block birth control &roll back womens health care rights even further 10:34 AM - 30 Jun 2014 3 Retweets Sandra Fluke @SandraFluke Supreme Court rules that bosses can deny employees coverage of birth control. #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossBusiness 9:24 AM - 30 Jun 2014 177 Retweets 55 favorites That claim is completely false. Not to mention, Hobby Lobby itself provides coverage of 16 different...
  • EWTN wins injunction against enforcement of contraceptive mandate (Hobby Lobby case cited)

    06/30/2014 2:13:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 30, 2014 | Diogenes
    The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has won a last-minute reprieve from enforcement of a federal mandate calling for required coverage of contraceptives in employees' health-care programs. Citing the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision announced by the Supreme Court on June 30, the 11th federal circuit appeals court issued an injunction blocking fines that would have been assessed against EWTN beginning on July 1 for a failure to comply with the contraceptive mandate. The 11th circuit court found, in issuing its order, that EWTN "has asserted, without dispute, that it 'is prohibited by its religion from signing, submitting, or facilitating...
  • Why SCOTUS Ruled in Favor of Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT · by rootin tootin · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/30/2014 | David Catron
    This mornings Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from the establishment news media claiming that an entrenched cadre of conservative justices have dealt a grievous blow to the reproductive freedom of women and somehow endowed corporations with religious rights. These reports should be ignored as so much hysterical nonsense. What the Court actually said was that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) requires the government to provide closely held corporate objectors to Obamacares contraception mandate the same accommodation it already provides nonprofit organizations. The Green and Hahn families, who own two...
  • Breaking: Does the new religious exemption go far enough? [HHS blocked for EWTN]

    06/30/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    SCOTUSblog.com ^ | June 30th, 2014 2:00 pm | Lyle Denniston
    Opinion analysis: Does the new religious exemption go far enough? (UPDATED) UPDATE 2:14 p.m. Acting swiftly in the wake of the Courts ruling on Monday, and relying directly upon that decision, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday blocked all enforcement of the mandate against an Alabama Catholic TV network, a non-profit entity. The concurring opinion of the Court of Appeals, written by Circuit Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., argued that the accommodation, discussed in the following post, is itself likely to be struck down.
  • Sandra Fluke the Sexist: Women Cant Take Care of Themselves

    06/30/2014 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    I dont mean to be (entirely) dismissive But does Sandra Fluke actually still matter to anyone? I mean, you would think that even Democrats might eventually grow tired of listening to a 30-something year old college student whine about wanting free birth-control. But, I guess you would be wrong. Sandra is at it again, ahead of the Supreme Courts ruling on the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby has been fighting for the religious liberty of its owners before the Supreme Court. Today, SCOTUS is expected to release its ruling on the matter determining whether or not the Obamacare contraception...