Washington, D.C. – People are gathering in over 100 cities across the nation this Friday, March 23, to take a stand for their constitutional rights and freedoms. After President Obama stated last month that all religious institutions will be forced to include contraceptives and Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – Next week marks the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Signing this Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the two bills that comprise Obamacare, was an egregious violation of President Obama’s oath to uphold the Constitution, as the individual and employer Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – Calling it a valuable safeguard of religious freedom in America, National Center for Public Policy Research Adjunct Fellow Horace Cooper says an amendment up for a vote in the Senate Thursday is necessary to protect the First Amendment against new regulatory mandates included in Obamacare.
“Religious liberty is an individual right that applies to all Americans. There should never be a popularity contest or any other restriction Continue reading
WASHINGTON STATE — A federal district court ruled Wednesday that the State of Washington cannot force pharmacists to dispense life-ending drugs in violation of their religious beliefs. The holding guts the 2007 Washington Board of Pharmacy rules requiring pharmacies to dispense life-ending drugs such as Plan B and ella. Americans United for Life (AUL) has been a major force in this case, placing AUL front and center in the defense of the First Amendment conscience rights of all Americans.
In the on-going Washington State matter, AUL submitted Continue reading
More than 2,500 sign petition in first week of campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last Thursday, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launched a nationwide grassroots campaign to raise awareness and garner support from Americans across the nation who believe that the individual mandate in the new health-care law violates the Constitution. In just one week, the pledge has earned more than 2,500 Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), along with nearly 70,000 Americans, is calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change the mandate and “accommodation” on contraceptives to protect freedom of religion and the conscience rights of Americans. The ACLJ legal analysis, posted here, comes as nearly 70,000 Americans have signed on to an ACLJ petition urging Secretary Sebelius to reverse the troubling regulations. Continue reading
Washington, DC – Six pro-life activists, including a Catholic Priest, were arrested Thursday outside the White House for kneeling in prayer in opposition to the Obama Administration’s mandate compelling groups of faith to provide insurance to employees that would cover abortion-causing drugs.
Led by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, a group of about thirty activists had gathered on the sidewalk outside the White House to pray and peacefully protest the immoral mandate. It is legal to demonstrate at that site as long as one continues to move. Once the six protesters knelt in prayer, they were arrested for disobeying a lawful order. They were released a short time later after they each paid a $100 fine. Rev. Mahoney was the first Continue reading
Institute for Justice Amicus Brief in Healthcare Case Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Check Congressional Overreach
Brief Argues That the Individual Mandate Violates Longstanding Contract Principles. If the Government Can Force You into a Healthcare Contract It Can Force You into Lifelong Employment Contracts and Union Memberships
Arlington, Va.—If government-mandated health insurance is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) case is argued in March 2012, the Institute for Justice warns in its amicus brief that there will be dire and predictable threats to Continue reading
New York, N.Y. – The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), along with co-counsel and civil rights attorney Charles S. LiMandri, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s “contraception” mandate. Continue reading