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  • Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

    10/22/2014 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack of Trojan-enz lubricated, latex condoms can be purchased at Amazon.com for just $13.97, student activists at Fordham University are demanding that the school provide free condoms on campus.The activists at Fordham, which bills itself as “the Jesuit University of New York,” belong to a group called S.A.G.E.S. (The acronym stands for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety.) On its Twitter page, SAGES has an image of an erect condom.In a Change.org petition, the group proclaims that a lack...
  • Five Reasons Why You’re Too Dumb to Vote - Reason 1: You get your politics from Lena Dunham

    09/28/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If you would like to be filled with despair for the prospects of democracy, spend a few minutes attempting to decipher the psephological musings of Lena Dunham, the distinctly unappealing actress commissioned by Planned Parenthood to share with her presumably illiterate following “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should, Too).” That’s 21st-century U.S. politics in miniature: a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers. It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or...
  • Pope Francis Adviser Hints at Rethink on Contraception Ban

    09/19/2014 6:37:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Tha Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/19/14 | John Bingham
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, a close influence on Pope Francis, says it is up to parents to decide how many children to have ahead of global gathering of Roman Catholic bishops to discuss the family A leading reformist Cardinal close to Pope Francis has hinted at the possibility of a reinterpretation of the Roman Catholic Church’s blanket ban on artificial contraception. Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was “the responsibility of the parents” to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by the Church as an alternative to contraception, also...
  • Obama administration says it plans opt-out alternative on mandate

    07/24/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 15 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/24/14 | Catholic News Service
    The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop an alternative for Catholic and other religious nonprofit employers to opt out of providing federally mandated contraceptives they object to including in their employee health care coverage. Several media outlets, including AP, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, reported July 23 that the administration said it would come up with a "work-around" that would be different than the accommodation it currently has available to such employers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part...
  • About Those Dirty Little Sisters of the Poor

    07/21/2014 8:08:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/21/2014 | Tom Purcell
    Boy, our political debate is getting crasser by the moment. And so it is that the National Organization for Women has put the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to caring for the elderly poor, on its "Dirty 100" list. NOW is upset that the Little Sisters sued the federal government, arguing that new ObamaCare mandates are inhibiting their constitutional right to freely practice their faith - that their vow to advance the dignity of life for every person, no matter how weak or unwanted, means they can never...
  • Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren a Mere Hack or an Out-and-Out Sociopath?

    07/17/2014 3:23:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 16, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren now says that last year’s government shutdown was about birth control. Warren did not make the remark in an off-the-cuff setting. She made it in a prepared speech. Warren said it on the floor of the Senate while supporting a bill that she knows has absolutely zero chance of becoming law. “Remember last year’s government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy?” Warren asked. “That fight started with a GOP effort to hold the whole operation of the federal government hostage in order to try to force Democrats and the president to let employers deny workers access to...
  • 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 else’s 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....
  • Thank Hobby Lobby for showing why we need single-payer healthcare (Here it comes)

    07/12/2014 2:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | Various
    To the editor: When the Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision, I was glad — glad because it would be the start of our country realizing how insane it is to link business and healthcare. ("The Hobby Lobby case proves the necessity of single-payer healthcare," July 1) I know that offering medical care to workers began as a perk, but having started something is no reason to carry on with an insane system that has made our medical care outrageously and unnecessarily expensive. Medical care must be made affordable to all, without having businesses get in the way....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Progressives Have Been Caught Covering Up Their Real Goals Yet AGAIN In The Hobby Lobby Case

    07/05/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Draw and STRIKE! ^ | July 3, 2014 | Brian Cates
    Amazing how many people think the Hobby Lobby decision was about forcing the company to provide birth control to it's employees. Hobby Lobby was ALREADY providing birth control coverage to it's employees. 16 different types of it, in fact. What can we draw from the fact that many of the people blathering about this case don't know that? The real issue in the Hobby Lobby case was whether the government could force private businesses/corporations into providing abortifacients. First of all, let's be clear: abortion/taking an abortifacient is not birth control. I don't care how many shrieking leftists say different. Birth...
  • We are a corporate theocracy now: The Christian right seeks cultural and political domination

    07/04/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3, 2014 | C.J. Werleman
    Christian right's plan is simple: Dominate courts, state legislatures, and push their twisted morality on all of us. “If fascism comes to America, it will not be identified with any “shirt” movement, nor with an “insignia,” but it will probably be “wrapped up in the flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution,” wrote in a 1936 issue of The Christian Century. Nobel Laureate recipient Sinclair Lewis put it even more succinctly when he warned, “It [fascism] would come wrapped in the flag and whistling the Star Spangled Banner.” No one who has followed the...
  • [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...
  • Liberals’ Hobby Lobby Doublethink: If birth control is not your boss's business, why make him pay?

    07/02/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building on Monday holding signs that read “Birth Control: Not My Boss’s Business.” Much to their chagrin, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito agreed in his ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Of course, that’s not how supporters of the government’s contraception mandate see it. They actually believe that birth control is their boss’s business, and they want the federal government to force employers to agree. More on that later, but it’s first worth noting how we got here. First, contrary to a lot of lazy punditry, there is no Obamacare contraception mandate. As...
  • 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....
  • The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow

    06/30/2014 10:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 30, 2014 | Irin Carmon
    The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being called narrow by some analysts, but that’s 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...
  • Judge rules against EWTN in HHS mandate case [Idiot Federal Judge]

    06/20/2014 6:57:41 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Jun 19, 2014 - 1:35 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    IRONDALE, AL – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the network founded by Mother Angelica must comply with the HHS mandate, despite its deep-seated religious objections, because the ObamaCare provision does not violate the First Amendment. "EWTN doesn't have to comply with the mandate. All it has to do is sign a form certifying its opposition to the use of contraceptives and then deliver that form to its third-party administrator." U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ruled in Mobile that the Obama administration may compel the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) to comply with a provision furnishing female employees with...
  • Some Compelling Evidence of the Pill’s Harmful Effects

    05/28/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2014 | ZACHARY KRAJACIC
    Because of these substances, Lance ArmstrongÂ’s cycling victories were taken from him and he was disqualified from further competition; Jose Canseco and Mark McGuire were stripped of their baseball records; numerous congressional hearings were held to assign blame regarding their use. We do our best to protect athletes from these dangerous substances while, at the same time, encouraging women to put them in their bodies.What are these substances? Steroids.Oral contraceptives (commonly known as birth control pills) are steroidal hormones. These drugs manipulate hormones to prevent conception, just as performance-enhancing steroids manipulate hormones to enhance physical size, strength, speed and...
  • Republicans Optimistic After Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Arguments

    03/26/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/26/2014 | ODRIGO SERMEŃO
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court heard Tuesday morning oral arguments for two challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that requires employers to include birth control in their employee health plans. Activists on both sides of the issue clashed outside the courtroom in Washington. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union argued that business owners should not impede female workers from obtaining birth control free of charge in their health plans. On the other side, conservative and Tea Party groups argued that businesses should be free to choose whether they want to comply with the law’s contraceptive mandate. The...
  • The 15 Dumbest Anti–Hobby Lobby Signs at the Supreme Court

    03/26/2014 7:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/26/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Supporters of an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires religious business people to violate their beliefs were out in full force this morning at the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court heard arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, which pits Obamacare against small businesses seeking to preserve personal and religious freedom. Here’s a look at some of the most nonsensical and ridiculous signs and participants at Tuesday’s rally. 1. “Hobby Lobby: This Uterus Is For You” Not sure what this means #SupremeCourt #HobbyLobby pic.twitter.com/mAekCTdp6L — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 25, 2014 2. “Pro-Life? Eating Raped Murdered Animals Makes...
  • Now schools are told to give free morning-after pills and condoms to teenage girls…(UK)

    03/26/2014 12:39:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:03 EST, 25 March 2014 | Lucy Crossley
    Schools have been told they should provide free morning-after pills and condoms to teenage girls, including those under the age of consent, to cut unwanted pregnancies. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said that under-25s should be able to access emergency contraception more readily, including pills and the IUD (intrauterine device, or coil). Free condoms—including female condoms—should also be “readily accessible” for young men and women at places such as “schools, colleges and youth clubs”. The new guidance is aimed at cutting the high numbers of unwanted teenage pregnancies across England. …
  • Rand Paul: Obama should explain to Pope Francis why he’s infringing on faith when they meet

    03/25/2014 10:55:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In two days, Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican, Obama’s second trip to the Holy See. The Vatican state visit will take place as part of a tour of Europe, where Obama’s popularity has fallen considerably as a result of the NSA scandal and his foreign-policy decisions on drone warfare. Senator Rand Paul suggests that Obama could break the ice with Pope Francis by promising not to spy on him anymore, but then tells Fox News that Obama should also pledge to stop infringing on the religious freedoms of those in the...
  • Quick Review of Hobby Lobby Oral Argument (Kennedy and Breyer Leaning Favorably for Plaintiff?)

    03/25/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Ed Whelan
    I didn’t attend this morning’s argument and will therefore reserve my own reading of the tea leaves until after I’ve reviewed the transcript. For what it’s worth, one person who did attend and who is very knowledgeable about the issues in the case (but who might suffer from an overly optimistic temperament) has given me his quick take. He sees a 6-3 victory for Hobby Lobby, with Kennedy and Breyer joining the conservatives on the bottom line. (Apparently, Breyer’s questions reflected his recognition that—as I discussed in this post—the accommodation that the Obama administration provided religious nonprofits is a less...
  • Rick Warren: If the contraceptive mandate passes, it will ruin a core U.S. ideology

    03/24/2014 7:09:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Pastor Rick Warren
    Does our Constitution guarantee the freedom of religion, or does it merely allow a more limited freedom to worship? The difference is profound. Worship is an event. Religion is a way of life. Specifically, does the First Amendment guarantee believers of all faiths the freedom to practice their ethics, educate their children and operate family businesses based on their religious beliefs, moral convictions and freedom of conscience? Do Americans have the freedom to place our beliefs and ethics at the center of our business practices — or must we ignore them when we form a company? These questions will be...
  • Melinda Gates Talks About her Catholic Faith and Funding Contraceptives to Fight AIDS

    03/22/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    American philanthropist Melinda Gates talked about her Roman Catholic faith and funding contraceptives in the global fight against AIDS, noting that many Catholics disagree with official church doctrine on the contraception issue. "Even though I am Catholic I believe in contraceptives, just like the majority of Catholic women in the United States who report using contraceptives, and I shouldn't let that controversy be the thing that holds us back," Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shared at the TED 2014 conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, The Vancouver Sun reported. The Catholic Church teaches against the use of...
  • Huckabee: if a woman wants to have sex then taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for her contraceptives

    01/24/2014 10:09:45 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies
    1/24/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Or foot the bil for men for that matter. That is pretty much what he is saying and has said. Why should taxpayers foot the bill for women's (or even men's) contaceptives, be they birth-control pills (or other things that women use as contraceptives), and as well --- why should taxpayers pay for contraceptives that men use? Or are humans wild animals and just have to have contraceptives?
  • Little Sisters of the Poor stand firm against mandate

    01/14/2014 9:35:24 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 12 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/13/14 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    The phone rang at the Catonsville headquarters of the Little Sisters of the Poor just moments after a Dec. 31 televised news program reported on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s order to temporarily prevent the Little Sisters of the Poor from being required to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. A 12-year-old girl from Colorado had been watching the breaking news with her parents and wanted to call the Little Sisters to support their lawsuit against the federal government. The sisters object to having to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacient drugs within their employee health insurance coverage under...
  • Al Mohler Responds: The Evangelical Unease Over Contraception

    01/10/2014 8:06:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 75 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/10/14 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    Is evangelical unease about contraception really just a cover for conservative white male evangelical leaders to keep women out of pulpits? Evidently some think so, or fear so, or perhaps even hope so. That was made clear in a recent Religion News Service op-ed by Jacob Lupfer, raising a key question about the controversy over the Obama administration’s contraception mandate: Are evangelical protests rooted in concern about religious liberty or about birth control? The answer is yes. Lupfer argues that while the concerns are ostensibly about religious liberty, evangelical leaders are actually “attempting to sow seeds of doubt about the...
  • ND Univ submits to the HHS Mandate

    01/03/2014 2:55:47 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 3, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    While the Little Sisters of the Poor are fighting for our religious freedom, the University of Notre Dame (which gave to the most infamously pro-abortion President of these USA ever the honor of a Doctrate in Law – of all things), has submited to their honoree’s HHS Mandate.In the South Bend Tribune we read: SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame’s [Shame's] insurance plan on Wednesday started providing contraceptive coverage for employees, as required by federal law.But university leaders are continuing with a lawsuit they hope will result in an end to that benefit. [Meanwhile, they obey. Why wouldn't...
  • Study in India: oral contraceptives dramatically increase risk of breast cancer (by 950%)

    01/03/2014 3:57:17 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Times of India: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills. Early menstruation cycle, late marriage and lower duration of breastfeeding were the other major factors responsible for the disease amongIndians, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer.The study was conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients.“We found long-term use of...
  • Federal judge (in Oklahoma) deals another blow to ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

    12/22/2013 3:33:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2013
    A federal judge granted an injunction this weekend that prevents the government from enforcing the ObamaCare mandate requiring religious groups across the country to provide insurance that includes access to the morning-after pill and other contraceptives. The preliminary injunction, issued in an Oklahoma City federal court, is based on a class-action lawsuit filed in October by 187 ministries. The court order Friday came just days before ObamaCare coverage begins January 1, which could have resulted in the ministries facing thousands of dollars a day in tax penalties.
  • 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...
  • Health Care Fukushima: 129 Million To Lose Their Plan

    11/05/2013 6:02:37 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Meltdown: A health care scholar estimates that if ObamaCare is fully implemented, including the employer mandate, 129 million people will not be able to keep their plans. The train wreck has become a nuclear meltdown. The never-ending and ever-changing story line emanating from the damage control room at the White House has morphed from you can keep your plan, period, to we said you could keep the plan you liked at the rates agreed upon only if we decide it's not substandard. That, we were told, would only apply to some 5% of Americans. They would get a better plan...
  • Court: Gov’t Must Halt Sterilization-Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate Against Hobby Lobby

    06/29/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/28/2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Following on yesterday’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Hobby Lobby can continue its lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate on religious grounds, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled today that the federal government must halt all enforcement of the mandate (and related financial penalties) against the Christian-based company. Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel are suing the Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, arguing that to force the company to pay for health insurance that must offer abortion-inducing drugs, as well as sterilization and contraception, is a violation...
  • Obamacare Ruling: Religious Employers MUST Provide Birth Control Coverage

    06/29/2013 5:37:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/29/2013 | Todd Beamon
    The White House ruled Friday that employees of religious-affiliated, nonprofit institutions would receive insurance coverage for birth control under Obamacare, ensuring more legal challenges to the rule. "[Friday's] announcement reinforces our commitment to respect the concerns of houses of worship and other nonprofit religious organizations that object to contraceptive coverage, while helping to ensure that women get the care they need, regardless of where they work," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Early last year, the Obama administration said that universities, hospitals, and other employers with a religious affiliation could avoid paying directly for contraceptives. Under that Obamacare...
  • Hobby Lobby wins partial victory from appeals court in health care challenge

    06/27/2013 11:15:01 AM PDT · by gwjack · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | June 27, 2013 | Brianna Bailey
    A federal appeals court in Denver has reversed a lower court's decision to deny Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s quest for an injunction against part of the Affordable Care Act that requires it to cover the cost of emergency contraceptives for some of its employees. In a 168-page ruling issued Thursday, the appellate court sent Hobby Lobby case back to a lower court for further review. The panel of nine appellate court judges who heard arguments in the case in May ruled unanimously that Hobby Lobby and its affiliated Christian bookstore chain Mardel have the right to sue over the Affordable...
  • Video Glorifying Jihad in Syria Linked to on Social Media Account of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    04/28/2013 2:26:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
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  • Judge: US can't make Monaghan offer contraceptives

    03/14/2013 1:19:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/14/13 | AP
    (AP) Judge: US can't make Monaghan offer contraceptives DETROIT A judge has blocked the federal government from requiring the founder of Domino's Pizza to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the health care law. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the contraception provision of the law against Tom Monaghan and Domino's Farms Corp. near Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • The Canary in the Culture (HHS mandate shows how Obama's government defines everyone's morality)

    02/04/2013 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Tom Trinko
    In the olden days miners brought canaries into mines because canaries were very sensitive to toxic fumes and would keel over quickly, giving the miners time to escape before they were rendered unconscious. The HHS mandate is serving a similar function in modern American culture. It's making it clear that liberals believe in an all-powerful government, not the government empowered by the people that is enshrined in the Constitution. Historically in America, the government has rarely collided with the religious beliefs of even extreme groups. A few exceptions, such as Mormon polygamy, were based on common values shared by the...
  • Does the new HHS mandate resolve religious-liberty concerns?

    02/02/2013 1:55:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, the answer is no, and it wasn’t intended to do so either, as I write in a new column for The Fiscal Times. The Obama administration was under a court order to modify the mandate regulation after a legal representation to a federal court that HHS never intended to enforce the mandate in its then-current form. The court ruled that a binding commitment and ordered HHS to submit a new regulation for their review by March 31st. Yesterday’s release of the new regulation is intended to win the court’s approval in dismissing a lawsuit brought by Belmont Abbey College...
  • The Pope Was Right All Along (Pope Paul VI) Secular sources now agree with him!

    01/11/2013 7:53:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CE.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Russell Shaw
    The Pope Was Right All Along by Russell Shaw on January 11, 2013 ·  The disruptive results for individuals and society spawned by the revolution in attitudes and behavior regarding sex, marriage, family, and childbearing that erupted a half-century ago have become too obvious to ignore. These things were predictable–in fact, some people actually predicted them from the start–but by now their impact has grown so painfully apparent that even secular voices are being raised in alarm.The problems are increasingly visible in the United States. They include an aging population with fewer young workers to support the elderly, along...
  • Hire the Over 50 Crowd and Males

    12/05/2012 9:00:36 AM PST · by madison10 · 23 replies
    madison10 | 12/5/2012 | Maddie Ten
    Okay here's an idea. Forget about paying for the contraceptives for those brash, "busy",child-bearing years, whiny 50 and under, female crowd. Hire the workplace experienced, life-experienced, in-need-of-employment over 50 crowd. We are, after all, the ones that need our social security paid for. We might need more time off due to arthritis and aches and pains, but at least the medication for those discomforts aren't against the consciences of businesses. Males young and old would be a good choice, too. Haven't heard them whining about having to pay for "birth" control.
  • The real ‘War on Women’ is a civil war

    11/22/2012 8:49:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Kristen Walker
    The numbers are in, and they are grim. TIME Magazine has given us “Four Ways Women Won the 2012 Election.” They begin by exulting that Obama got 55% of the female vote; 67% of single women voted for him. Number four on TIME‘s list is this: “Republican men with extreme views on abortion lost their elections.” After – of course – using Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “God Intended” Mourdock as representative examples of pro-life candidates, they went on to add: In rebuking such candidates, “voters sent a clear message last night that they’re tired of a backwards-looking agenda...
  • Doctors Group Prescribes IUDs For Teen Girls

    09/22/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 22, 2012 | JP
    More than 40 percent of adolescent girls, ages 15 to 19, are sexually active, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. And some 750,000 teen girls get pregnant every year. So what did ACOG recommend this week to prevent teen pregnancies? Offer under-age girls “long-acting reversible contraception” – intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants. “I absolutely think that teens should be using these methods as first line,” Dr. Lisa Perriera, an ACOG member, an OB/GYN at CaseMedicalCenter in Cleveland, told ABC News. “The important thing for teens to know,” she said, “is that these devices are an on/off...
  • Hobby shop chain faces backlash for stance against ObamaCare

    09/20/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 4 replies
    FoxNEWS ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Christian-owned chain of hobby shops is facing a bitter backlash after suing the Obama administration over new requirements to provide insured employees with contraceptive and abortion coverage. .....
  • Rep. Joe Walsh: Sandra Fluke, You’re 31, ‘Get A Job’

    09/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 8, 2012 | Laura Donovan
    It’s been quite a year for Georgetown University Law graduate Sandra Fluke, who fell into the spotlight after conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” in February. The 31-year-old also spoke at the DNC this week, and Rep. Joe Walsh is not impressed. The Republican politician said during a Saturday campaign stop that Fluke needs to just “get a job” already. --snip-- “So at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night their first prime time speaker was Sandra Fluke, whatever her name is. Think about this, a 31-32 year old law student who has been a student for life, who gets...
  • Evangelical Magazine "Christianity Today" Turns Critical Eye to Contraception

    08/30/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Kresta in the Afternoon ^ | 8/1/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of Evangelical Protestantism in the United States, has published a spate of articles questioning the practice of contraception in recent months, accentuating a trend against birth control among Evangelicals that has been accelerating during the last half-decade. The publication’s latest installment on the topic is a review of “Adam and Eve and the Pill,” by Catholic writer Mary Eberstadt, which defends her thesis that contraception, and particularly the contraceptive pill, is the “Pandora’s box” of the sexual revolution. “As Eberstadt sees it, the contraceptive pill has launched us into a...
  • The Gay Marriage Debate: Brought to you by Contraception

    08/27/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 27, 2012 | Steve Skojec
    I’ve been reflecting on some of the comments on my most recent post. Again and again, gay marriage advocates come to the debate insisting that marriage is a fundamental civil right, which begs the question. This assumption would not be possible if certain logical fallacies did not already commonly exist.First, there is the false notion that marriage is a right. Marriage is not a right — not for anyone — it is a license. The difference between freedom and license no longer being widely understood, an easy way to distinguish a right from a license is that in the case...
  • Catholic Relief Services scandal hits the blogosphere

    08/16/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2012 | MEAGHEN HALE
    August 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In July, LifeSiteNews broke the story of Catholic Relief Services, “the official overseas relief and development agency of the USCCB,” granting $5.3 million to CARE, a pro-contraception and pro-abortion organization. Since then, numerous blogs have picked up the story—and investigated further. “Red State” has reported on CRS as a dues-paying member of both the pro-conraception CORE Group and the pro-abortion group MEDiCAM. “Societas Restituo Catholicam” has the evidence on MEDiCAM in a detailed post showing visual proof of the company’s “firm commitment to expanding abortion” since 2005. In a press release, CRS said their...