The man behind Trump’s religious-freedom agenda for health care

Roger Severino, who grew up in California, described as "the devout, conservative head of civil-rights enforcement at HHS"

The offices inside the Department of Health and Human Services are aggressively tan. Roger Severino, the newly appointed head of its Office for Civil Rights, hasn’t done much by way of decoration. Aside from a few plaques and leftover exhibits from old cases, his Clarence Thomas bobblehead doll and crucifix are the only personal touches in his work space. The media spends a … [Read more...]

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Trump appoints pro-life activist to important HHS post

Charmaine Yoest, former CEO of Americans United for Life, named assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services

President Trump appointed well-known pro-life activist Dr. Charmaine Yoest to be Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The man Yoest is replacing is now a Vice President at Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider. Yoest is the former CEO of Americans United for Life, the "legal architect of the pro-life … [Read more...]

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Obama’s parting gift to Big Abortion

New HHS regulation barring states from denying funds to Planned Parenthood takes effect two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump

The following comes from a December 16 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that critics say is a “parting gift to Big Abortion.” “The Obama administration, even in its waning hours, has chosen to put Planned Parenthood’s Big Abortion … [Read more...]

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Obama to Calif. – Drop Dead

Forget about your stinking consciences

  The following comes from a June 21 story in The Hill. The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a complaint from religious groups in California that had argued the state was violating federal law by requiring all health insurance plans to cover abortions. The Office of Civil Rights within the federal Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a … [Read more...]

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California counts on Obama administration not enforcing law

Churches forced to pay for abortions in blatant violation of Weldon Amendment

The following comes from a May 4 Red State article by Casey Mattox: Last week in Sacramento, California, legislators and abortion advocates finally explained how they square the state’s new abortion insurance mandate with a federal law prohibiting it. They believe they can count on the Obama administration not to enforce the law. On Aug. 22, 2014, the California … [Read more...]

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The unbanked

7-Eleven markets Obamacare

The following comes from a Dec. 12 story on Independent Women’s Forum. After grabbing a Slurpee and hot dog, 7-Eleven patrons may pick up some government-sponsored healthcare messages, too. The Administration just announced a partnership that allows them to promote ObamaCare on sales receipts. Building on partnerships with shopping malls and other hot spots for the young … [Read more...]

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Ave Maria gets reprieve

District court says HHS new regs not enough

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds. “After dozens of court rulings, the government still doesn't seem to get that it can't force faith … [Read more...]

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