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What is the HHS Mandate and why are we taking such a strong stand?

Part of the implementation of the new health care law requires that religious organizations other than churches provide insurance policies which cover contraceptives, sterilization and abortifacient drugs. All three of these products violate the consciences and doctrine of many Christian churches.

A great many Christians specifically believe it would go against their conscience to provide abortion with the new drugs available. This is a political "hot potato" and is being cast as a "Women's Rights" issue. We are extremely concerned about its implications on freedom of conscience and traditional American religious freedom.

Please explore this section to get more information.

HHS Mandate Featured Blog Posts

  • HHS, Religious Freedom, and the Supreme Court


    2014 is an important year for Americans. The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Depending on the outcome of the case, the courts could either eviscerate or solidify our first freedom: Freedom of Religion. The import can't be overstated--all our other freedoms hang in the balance of this first freedom. In the application of the HHS Mandate, Professor Robert George exposes the double standard to which some Americans are held in his USAToday.com article, "Contraceptive challenge exposes double standard." During 2013, John Stonestreet and Eric Metaxas have covered this issue, so please check out our resource page. The strike against religious freedom has been felt by others such as the New Mexico photographer.  Her landmark case didn't end well.
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  • DC Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down HHS contraception mandate

    (November 1, 2013)
    BREAKING NEWS:

    In its lead article:  Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare, the Washington paper The Hill is reporting that the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, often called "The second most important court in the Land," ruled today in favor of a private business which contested the contraceptive and abortifacient clauses in the HHS mandate. Two Catholic brothers, who own a 400-employee business, stated that they "oppose contraception as part of their religion" and challenged the mandate on those grounds. The court ruled in a 2-1 split decision.

    You can also read coverage on this at LifesiteNews.com.

    Also published on BreakPoint Blog here (with open commenting).READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Hobby Lobby Making Huge Strides in HHS Battle

    Is the tide turning?

    The Becket Fund, a pro-religious-freedom advocay group which is helping Hobby Lobby defend its rights of conscience against the HHS mandate, has issued some extremely positive reports on the progress of the case for Hobby Lobby.

    Kyle Duncan, General Counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and lead attorney for Hobby Lobby stated: “The tide has turned against the HHS mandate...”

    "On July 19, a federal court granted Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. a preliminary injunction against the HHS abortion-drug mandate, preventing the government from enforcing the mandate against the Christian company...."

    Read the complete report on the Becket Fund Web site here.READ FULL ARTICLE »

HHS Facts & Info

Check here to get Facts and information about the HHS Mandate issue.

  • Requirements for employers
  • "Accommodations"
  • Individuals affected
  • Companies may close
  • Over 23 court cases
  • Parents affected