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Little Sisters v. Big Brother: Religious Freedom on the Line

 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a case that will shape the future of religious liberty in our nation. In Zubik v. Burwell, the Court consolidated a number of cases involving religious organizations—including the Little Sisters of the Poor—that are opting out of the government’s requirement to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization procedures, and …

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Life Legal Exposes Abortion Funding In New Insurance Schemes

Concerns are mounting as pro-life employers and individuals are forced to pay for abortion through their insurance plans. As reported last month, the California Department of Managed Health Care is forcing employers—notwithstanding their religious beliefs—to pay for elective abortion in their insurance plans. Noting that this is a clear violation of the Weldon Amendment, attorneys …

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California Department of Managed Health Care Action Violates Weldon Amendment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Friday to the California Department of Managed Health Care condemning its decision to force two Jesuit universities to cover elective abortions in their health insurance plans. The letter alleges that the decision violates federal law, under which the state cannot mandate …

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Pro-Life Employers Win Victory for Religious Liberty at Supreme Court!

Today in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed religious freedom rights of owners of closely held businesses such as those owned by the Green and Hahn families. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Court granted relief to the owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, holding that they are not required to violate …

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Telling the Truth about Abortion Funding in Obamacare

People care about keeping tax dollars out of the hands of the abortion industry, but in the future will they be able to talk about how their legislators voted on this topic? Life Legal Defense Foundation joined the Bioethics Defense Fund and the Alliance Defending Freedom in filing an amicus brief on this very question. …

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LLDF Files Amicus Brief in Hobby Lobby Case

Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed a friend of the court brief at the United States Supreme Court in the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. This case involves the challenge brought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties to the Obama Administration’s “contraceptive” mandate. In the brief, LLDF argues the interest of the Beverly LaHaye …

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Abortion and Birth Control in Obamacare: Part II

In this two-part series we will explore Obamacare further and expose not only how Obamacare funds abortion and contraceptives but also how it covertly expands access to both. Read Part I. II. Expanding Access to Abortion and Birth Control In addition to concerns raised by employers over having to pay for contraceptives, those covered by …

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Abortion and Birth Control in Obamacare: Part I

If implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) stays on schedule, insurance exchanges will be open for business on October 1, 2013. As PPACA (otherwise known as Obamacare) expands and impacts our daily lives, it is important to be educated on the pro-life concerns it raises. LLDF continues to educate on this …

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HHS Final Rule on the Contraceptive Mandate Tramples Individual Freedom

The week before we celebrate the birth of our nation, a nation that Abraham Lincoln said was “conceived in liberty,” the Administration proved yet again that it is willing to trample individual liberty in ways never before imagined. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule regarding the treatment of …

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