By Emily Kreps
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Attorneys representing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor […] appealed two decisions by federal judges in Pittsburgh that went against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
Department of Justice attorneys asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review U.S. District Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti’s December decision granting a preliminary injunction in favor of Geneva College, and U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab’s permanent injunction for various Roman Catholic organizations.
The Justice Department under President Obama continues to attack religious freedom in the courts. They don’t seem to understand that a church is not the only form of religious expression protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Our Independence Law Center is currently involved in the Conestoga Woods v. Sebelius case, fighting for conscience protections of business owners who don’t want to provide abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. You can learn more about the case, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25th, at www.independencelaw.org.