Author Archive for Ben Johnson

U.S. Senate Defeats Amendment to Protect Religious Liberty
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U.S. Senate Defeats Amendment to Protect Religious Liberty

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The U.S. Senate this morning voted down an amendment that would allow employers to opt out of paying for health care coverage of procedures that violate their religious beliefs. The amendment, offered by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, rolled back Barack Obama’s invasive Health and Human Services mandate that employers insure contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs […]

Cardinal George: All Catholic Hospitals Will Close in Two Years Under HHS Mandate
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Cardinal George: All Catholic Hospitals Will Close in Two Years Under HHS Mandate

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Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George is warning the HHS contraception/abortifacient mandate will close Catholic hospitals and universities or force them to secularize, a process he calls “a form of theft.” If the regulation is not rescinded, the Catholic Church will be “despoiled of her institutions,” he said in a column printed on CatholicNewWorld, likening the proposed policies to the […]

Seven States Sue Obama Administration Over ObamaCare Mandate
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Seven States Sue Obama Administration Over ObamaCare Mandate

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Seven states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration today seeking to overturn the mandate that religious employers provide contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients to their employees as part of their health care plans. The state attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas filed suit today in U.S. District Court, arguing […]

Court Rules California Amendment Defending Marriage is ‘Unconstitutional’
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Court Rules California Amendment Defending Marriage is ‘Unconstitutional’

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This morning, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled by a 2-1 vote that a California constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is unconstitutional. In an 89-page ruling that cited William Shakespeare and Marilyn Monroe, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote, “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and […]

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