Posts Tagged: HHS mandate

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Religious Liberty Case of Lancaster Co. Business

November 27, 2013 | 2 comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

BACKGROUND: The owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, the Hahns, are a practicing and believing Mennonite family. They desire to run the company, a wholesale manufacturer of custom wood kitchen cabinet parts, in a manner that reflects their sincerely held religious … Read more

Pittsburgh Diocese Suing Obama Admin over Abortion Mandate

October 9, 2013 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Family, Health, Life, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: , , , ,

From Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh mounted a new legal challenge to the federal health care mandate, arguing that the Obama administration’s promise to accommodate objections from faith-based employers turned out to be “empty words.”

The … Read more

Lancaster County Wood Products Business Files Supreme Court Petition

September 19, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, Life, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , ,

Seeks to Protect Religious Liberties Against Assault by Federal Government

            Conestoga Wood Specialties and the Hahn family, which owns the business, filed a Petition with the U.S. Supreme Court today, asking the high court to hear its religious liberty appeal.… Read more

Appeal in Conestoga Woods Religious Freedom Case

August 1, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

Our Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center, Randall Wenger, is one of the lead attorneys in this case, fighting for the religious freedom of the owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, Inc in Lancaster. Read the update below. Consider supporting … Read more

One Court Gets It Right: Hobby Lobby Prevails

June 28, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

While Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor have grabbed the headlines, this has been a remarkably important week for the religious liberty concerns raised by the HHS contraceptive/sterilization/abortifacient mandate.

On Thursday, a federal court informed Christian-owned Read more

Hobby Lobby Wins Abortion Pill Mandate Case Before 10th Circuit

June 28, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

We await decision for Conestoga Wood here at the 3rd Circuit

The Green family that owns and operates Hobby Lobby, a large craft store chain, just won an important religious liberty case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Read more

Geneva College Granted Reprieve

June 19, 2013 | No comments | Posted in abortion, College, education, Life, Politics, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Good news: Pennsylvania’s Geneva College gets court reprieve from Obama/ HHS abortion pill & contraceptive mandate while case moves forward. Said Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Greg Baylor:

“All Americans should be free to live according to their faith rather than … Read more

Lancaster Co Business Arguing Before Third Circuit Court Tomorrow

May 29, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Lancaster County Mennonite Family’s Wood Component Business  Arguing Before Third Circuit Court of Appeals Tomorrow

Seeking religious liberty exception to federal abortion pill mandate

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will hear argument … Read more

Family Institute in the News

March 26, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , , ,

Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Institute, was interviewed on CBS 21 in Harrisburg regarding the Prop 8 case being heard before the US Supreme Court today. Click here to view the video.

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Randall Wenger, chief counsel of the … Read more

Immediate Action Needed on Assault to Religious Freedom

March 4, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Health, Life, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Congress has the opportunity to restore religious liberty and protect conscience for all Americans by including conscience protections in any must-pass legislation. The Obama administration has made it clear that it will continue to violate conscience with the HHS mandate. … Read more