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Hobby Lobby wins injunction against the HHS mandate

As we reported previously, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Hobby Lobby, a privately-owned for-profit business, can exercise religious freedom.  This court found that a lower federal district court’s ruling to deny injunctive relief was wrong.  That district … Continue reading

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Conscience objection by medical professionals in New Zealand

In this story, a doctor in New Zealand exercised a right that pharmacists in Nevada do not have.  In New Zealand, a doctor can refuse to prescribe or dispense medication with which he has a conscientious objection.  Dr Lee, of … Continue reading

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Is the HHS mandate delayed with the employer mandate?

The Obama Administration recently announced that the “employer mandate” of the PPACA (Obamacare) would be delayed until 2015.  This is the part of the law that mandates that employers with more than 50 employees provide health care coverage, or face … Continue reading

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Faith leaders issue “open letter” on HHS mandate and conscience protection

Clergy, theologians, university presidents, and others have issued an open letter to all Americans on religious freedom.  The letter calls the HHS mandate a “coercive policy” that would force citizens to violate their faiths.  The letter asks the HHS to expand … Continue reading

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Florida company wins injunction against HHS mandate

Beckwith Electric, a family company owned by Thomas Beckwith and represented by the Thomas More Law Center, has won an injunction in Federal District Court in Florida. The judge ordered that the HHS not enforce the mandate against Beckwith Electric.  … Continue reading

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Final HHS mandate rule issued — with no changes

As expected, the Obama administration has issued the final rule about the HHS mandate.  Despite all the spin and promises to accommodate religious organizations, the rule is abhorrent in how it defines “religious organization,” and in how it forces even … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby wins major victory against HHS mandate

A federal district court today ordered the HHS to not enforce the mandate against Hobby Lobby, in a major ruling.  The Federal District Court in Oklahoma granted a temporary restraining order against the HHS, pending a hearing to review Hobby … Continue reading

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