Obamacare Mandate (Contraception)

Culture Warrior Xavier Becerra is Unqualified to Lead HHS Department | Opinion

By Brian Burch, Newsweek, February 19, 2021 President Joe Biden regularly touts his Catholic faith despite advancing a policy agenda deeply unpopular with religious Americans. He has now nominated the co-chair of Catholics for Biden, California attorney general Xavier Becerra, to be his secretary... read more

Message to Biden: If You Want to Heal, Lay Off the Little Sisters and the Knights of Columbus

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, November 9, 2020, Nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Supreme Court, March 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)What’s necessary if we’re going to be the United States: A foster-care case puts it in perspective. The morning after Election Day... read more

Biden Says He Would Rescind Exemption for Little Sisters of the Poor

By John McCormimack, National Review, July 9, 2020 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement Wednesday evening in which he said he is “disappointed in today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision” in the case Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. “I will... read more

Federal Court Forces Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions Under Obamacare Mandate

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com, October 22, 2019 A traditionally liberal federal appeals court has ruled once again that the Little Sisters of the Poor have to pay for abortions under their health insurance plan under the Obamacare mandate. Over the past three years the Supreme Court has... read more

In Reversal, DOJ Now Says Whole ACA Unconstitutional

The Justice Department had previously said it agreed changes to the ACA’s individual mandate were unconstitutional but severable from the whole law. By Nate Robson, National Law Journal, March 25, 2019 Protesters rally on March 23, 2016, in support of the Affordable Care Act’s... read more

Little Sisters back in court to defend HHS mandate exemption

By Christine Rousselle, LifeSite News, January  10,2019 The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California Attorney General Xavier... read more

EWTN Wins Lawsuit Over HHS Contraception Mandate

Under the terms of the settlement, EWTN will not be required to provide contraception, sterilization or abortifacients through its employee health-care plan. Ed Condon/CNA/EWTN News/Nov. 30, 2018 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014... read more

Obama HHS Abortion Mandate Suffers Another Defeat, Can’t Force Christian Universities to Fund Abortions

Alliance Defending Freedom, May 16, 2018 A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently prevents the federal government from enforcing the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate against four Christian universities in Oklahoma represented by Alliance Defending Freedom. The order also... read more

Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

By Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2018 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association last week, issuing a permanent injunction and declaratory relief against the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate.This... read more

Alumni Lawyers to Fr. Jenkins – December 16, 2017

By Timothy Dempsey, Sycamore Trust AN OPEN LETTER TO FATHER JENKINS FROM NOTRE DAME ALUMNI ATTORNEYS Dear Father Jenkins: We write as attorneys and Notre Dame alumni out of deep concern over what appears to be abuse by the University of the judicial process in its legal challenge to the... read more

Senate Confirms Pro-Life HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar After Defeating Democrat Filibuster

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com January 24, 2018 A former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will become the next HHS Secretary as Senate Republicans approved Alex Azar today after successfully turning back a Democrat filibuster yesterday. Azar is President Donald... read more