Tag: religious liberty

Supreme Court to hear case on free speech and crisis pregnancy centers

Supreme Court to hear case on free speech and crisis pregnancy centers

| Carol Zimmermann | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case examining freedom of speech at crisis pregnancy centers.

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Congress urged to let houses of worship seek FEMA aid after disasters

Congress urged to let houses of worship seek FEMA aid after disasters

| September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lawmakers in Washington were urged to approve a bill introduced in Congress to ensure the fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters “by enabling them to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

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Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker’s appeal in wedding cake case

Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker’s appeal in wedding cake case

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said June 26 it will hear arguments next term on whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a same-sex couple in declining to make them a wedding cake.

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National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

| Sean Gallagher | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since its creation, the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee has garnered much attention on the national stage for its efforts to protect religious freedom and fight government infringement on that freedom.

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Bishops’ voices ‘vital’ to fight challenges to religious liberty

Bishops’ voices ‘vital’ to fight challenges to religious liberty

| Sean Gallagher | June 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee.

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Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 125-page document leaked to the press May 31 — and under final review by the White House Office of Management and Budget — details objections to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers cover contraceptives in their employee health plans despite their moral objections to such coverage.

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would “do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.”

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

| Dennis Sadowski | November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

A pair of Catholic physicians argue that changes in the way health care is paid for and stronger relationships between doctors and their patients will do more to improve people’s health and uphold the sanctity of life than bureaucratic government-run programs and expensive insurance policies.

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Measure to protect gay students’ rights said to target religious colleges

Measure to protect gay students’ rights said to target religious colleges

| Kurt Jensen | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

A small independent Catholic college in Escondido, California, has joined the opponents of a state law aimed at banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by depriving colleges of state and federal student-aid funds.

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Catholic senator earns victory in federal court against HHS mandate

Catholic senator earns victory in federal court against HHS mandate

| Jennifer Brinker | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Missouri senator won’t be forced to pay for health insurance that includes “religiously objectionable” medical services, according to a judgment issued in federal court.

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Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major abortion ruling striking down regulations on Texas abortion clinics and doctors, it rejected an appeal to reinstate laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that would place similar requirements on abortion doctors. It also denied an appeal of a Washington state rule requiring pharmacists to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives despite their religious objections to doing so.

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