Tag: Contraceptive mandate

Judge blocks expansion of religious exemptions to contraceptive mandate

Judge blocks expansion of religious exemptions to contraceptive mandate

| Dennis Sadowski | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge temporarily blocked the government from putting into effect new rules that would expand the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.

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Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

| Julie Asher | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government ” never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.

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Court hears arguments in suit aiming to take mandate exemption from nuns

Court hears arguments in suit aiming to take mandate exemption from nuns

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco heard oral arguments Oct. 19 in a lawsuit that aims to overturn a 2017 federal regulation expanding the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to include the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.

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Contraceptive mandate battle still on: States fight religious exemptions

Contraceptive mandate battle still on: States fight religious exemptions

| Carol Zimmermann | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have always been known for their care for the poor elderly, have been in the spotlight for the past six years with their objection to the federal government’s requirement that they provide insurance coverage of contraceptives for their employees.

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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. 16.

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Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who object on moral grounds to covering contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee health insurance.

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USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials to the Department of Health and Human Services stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement.

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The connection between marriage and religious freedom

The connection between marriage and religious freedom

| Father Dan Griffith | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I would argue that our concern for marriage and religious freedom is not just a matter of faith, but should be a concern for all Americans.

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President’s ‘compromise’ really no compromise at all

President’s ‘compromise’ really no compromise at all

President’s proposed solution still violates religious freedom and fails to protect conscience rights

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