New conscience exemptions issued for contraceptive mandate

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and individuals in relation to the HHS contraception mandate. Under the new rules, organizations and individuals objecting to the controversial mandate’s

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2018-11-08T08:36:09-08:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , |1 Comment

Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

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 means that organizations belonging to the CBA do not have

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Trump administration plans to eliminate contraceptive mandate for religious institutions

Federal officials, following through on a pledge by President Trump, have drafted a rule to roll back a federal requirement that many religious employers provide birth control coverage in health insurance plans. The mandate for free contraceptive coverage was one

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2017-05-31T08:23:24-08:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Trump administration won’t drop contraceptive mandate appeal

With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential campaign. “The government has a chance to do

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Pope Francis makes surprise stop at Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a September 23 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Pope Francis paid a short visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor community in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to support them in their court case

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Little Sisters get temporary relief from contraception mandate

The following comes from an August 21 Catholic News Agency article: The Little Sisters of the Poor have received temporary protection from the federal contraception mandate until the Supreme Court decides whether or not it will hear their case. On

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Not exactly an accommodation

The following comes from a July 10 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: In its latest update to the federal contraception mandate, the Obama administration on Friday finalized a set of proposed rules which the U.S. bishops have previously said

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