Catholic Institutions Launch Legal Defense Against Contraceptive Mandate

Today, 43 Catholic dioceses and institutions filed lawsuits in 12 different federal courts across the country in a historic legal challenge to the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s “Contraception Mandate.”  The Mandate requires religious organizations nationwide to pay for employee health plans that cover contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs at no cost to the employee, […] Read More >>

Kansas Catholic Bishops to Host Statewide Rally for Religious Freedom

What:  Statewide Rally for Religious Freedom When:  2:00 – 3:30 PM, 29 June 2012 Where:  South Steps of the State Capitol Building in Topeka Who:  The Catholic Bishops of Kansas are inviting all people who care about religious liberty to attend. Why:  The federal government has taken the unprecedented step of requiring religious individuals and […] Read More >>

Congressman Takes Sec. Sebelius to Task for Violating Religious Freedom

How could she possibly not be prepared to answer this question?  Nothing in the can?  Not even a phoney, HHS-lawyer-crafted answer?  After all these months of this high-profile issue, she isn’t able to describe in any way how they balanced the First Amendment right to religious freedom and the imaginary (but apparently superior) right to […] Read More >>

The Imaginary Crisis of Access

American presidents have in rare moments of national crisis laid claim to the use of constitutionally dubious “emergency powers.”  Abraham Lincoln suspended habeas corpus during the Civil War.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued an executive order authorizing the shameful internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.  And while no emergency has been formally declared today, President […] Read More >>

Requesting that the Obama Administration Rescind the Contraceptive Mandate – SCR 1615

SCR 1615 calls upon the Obama Administration to rescind the “contraceptive mandate,” as it violates the fundamental right of Americans to freedom of religion and is unconstitutional. SCR 1615 text Status: 03/05/2012 Introduced in House; referred to Senate Judiciary Committee Read More >>

US Senate Defeats “Blunt Amendment” Protecting Religious Liberty

The US Senate voted 51-48 this morning to kill the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act,” also known as the “Blunt Amendment.”  This critically important legislation would have protected religious individuals and institutions from the Obama Administration’s “contraceptive mandate.” The President of the United States and a majority of US senators believe that Catholic institutions […] Read More >>

Unprecedented Assault on Religious Freedom Has Already Backfired

On January 20, three days before the annual March for Life, Catholics across the nation became abruptly acquainted with the hardball tactics of former governor Kathleen Sebelius that are all too familiar to Pro-Life Kansans.  While tirelessly lionized in the Kansas press as a political “moderate,” the now secretary of Health & Human Services has […] Read More >>