On Tax Day we’re all reminded how much we really work just to pay off the government. But this week another government conscription of our services — Obamacare’s abortion pill and birth-control mandate — is triggering confusion from the government ...
Hobby Lobby Ruling Applies to More Than Just Abortifacients
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga yesterday was narrow in some ways, but not in every way.
Some commentators are mistakenly suggesting that the decision only applies if someone objects to the same “four” early-abortion causing ...
NARAL Claims Victory over Pregnancy-Clinic Ads Without Winning a Victory At All
Citing a supposed victory regarding the removal of online advertisements for pro-life pregnancy centers, the National Abortion Rights Action League has misled the mainstream media with a baseless charge that such centers “mislead.”
Several major media outlets reported April 28 that ...
Re: Lederman on ‘Substantial Burden’
Ed provided several excellent rebuttals of Marty Lederman, who recently argued against the existence of a “substantial” burden in the challenges to Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate. I write to expand on Ed’s post addressing Lederman’s “fundamental premise”: that ...
Re: The Obama Administration vs. the Little Sisters
The executive branch’s unprecedented, obstinate, and repeated refusal to obey religious-freedom protections in the Constitution and federal law should alarm every American. First the Obama administration declared that families don’t have religious freedom if they operate private businesses. ...
People Can Be Religious in Business
A court decision on Wednesday spells more trouble for Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate. Defenders of that mandate have been crowing about two court rulings against Christian businesses, notably Hobby Lobby. But the government’s position is much weaker than its ...
Twelve Nurses Forced to Take Part in Abortions
Before October 2011, Lorna Mendoza and her nurse colleagues at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey served patients every day in the same day surgery unit without any hint that the hospital’s respect for the nurses’ religious ...
SCOTUS Rejects the HHS Religious ‘Accommodation’ Logic
On Monday, the Supreme Court reversed a 7th Circuit case concerning the HHS abortion-pill mandate. In so doing, it may also have reversed the narrative of the Obama administration’s defenders.
Many people naturally thought that when the Court recognized ...
Conestoga and Hobby Lobby—the Aftermath Begins
Lots of people have asked what happens next after yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in favor of religious freedom for Conestoga (my clients) and Hobby Lobby.
Already this morning we are getting some answers, and it is good news for ...
Religion Is Your Business
Religious freedom used to mean that religion was none of the government’s business. Now it is being changed to mean that religion is none of your business.
Pundits such as law professor Adam Winkler insist that the Supreme Court ...
Little Sisters of the Poor Case: The Administration's Position Goes from the Absurd to the Surreal
The Obama administration told the Supreme Court that nuns running an elder-care facility should have to provide “free” abortion drugs through their health-insurance plan. Witness your tax dollars at work.
There is hope, though, that your hard-earned pay won’t ...
DOJ: Defending Birth-Control Mandate Not Essential in Shutdown
The Obama administration clearly believes that nothing can be allowed to stop Obamacare, but it can’t make up its mind whether abortion pills are essential for women’s safety under that law.
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed ...
NJ Hospital Should Tell the Truth about Its Abortion Policy
As we all know from politics, and from our childhood, real trouble comes not so much from breaking the rules but from lying to cover it up. Yet that’s exactly what the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New ...
It’s hard to describe the virtues of Chief Judge John Roll without making him sound too good to be true. I think that’s because he really was as good as all of us wish we could be, but ...