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Not a Real Olive Branch: Obama’s phony compromise on contraception

Wesley J. Smith The Obama administration pulled another fast one when it announced its much-anticipated “compromise” on the free-birth-control rule as it affects religious employers opposed to contraception. There was hope in some quarters that the administration would back off its narrow religious exemption. Alas, a careful reading of the proposed rule shows that instead …

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Brief Argues Mandatory Contraceptives Endanger Women’s Health

Life Legal Defense Foundation and Bioethics Defense Fund Present Argument Against HHS Mandate In Friend of the Court Brief A federal judge has agreed to consider a legal brief focusing on the danger that some contraceptives pose to women’s health. The case, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division …

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National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

Life Legal Defense Foundation is disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, rejecting the opportunity to strike down the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The good news is that none of the religious liberty issues related to anti-life provisions of the Act were decided in Thursday’s ruling. Those issues are yet to be …

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Life Legal Defense Foundation will Stand Up for Religious Freedom

The Department of Health and Human Service’s mandate under Obamacare requiring all insurance providers to cover the full range of FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices, including those that can be used post-conception to destroy existing human life, has sparked a nationwide movement, “Stand Up for Religious Freedom.” On June 8, 2012, in over 100 cities …

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Regarding Constitutionality of Obamacare

This week will see oral arguments at the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The Heritage Foundation says of the challenge, “Heralded as the case of the century, the oral arguments heard and, ultimately, the Court’s decisions will set the precedent for hundreds of future legal rulings. …

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Rule Implementing Health Care Exchanges Provides Funding for Abortion

On Monday, March 12, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). The rule provides for taxpayer funding of insurance plans that include elective abortion.  This departure from the longstanding policy is …

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U.S. Supreme Court Brief Highlights Unconstitutionality of Obamacare

Tuesday, February 14, 2012: Today, Life Legal Defense Foundation and four other pro-life law firms filed a friend of the court brief in the United States Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACT) on Free Exercise and First Amendment grounds. The brief, written by attorneys with the Bioethics …

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