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Report: Trump Administration Poised to Reverse HHS Contraceptive Mandate

The Trump administration is poised to fulfill a long-awaited promise to many Americans by reversing Obamacare’s mandate that requires most employers to provide free contraception to their workers through health insurance plans, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports.

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Lena Dunham: ‘Disastrous’ for Women Not to Have Free Birth Control

In an op-ed in the New York Times, actress Lena Dunham says President Donald Trump’s draft of a plan to roll back Obamacare’s contraception mandate will be “disastrous” for some women, “jeopardizing their ability to work and provide for their families.”

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Leaked Draft of HHS Rule Would Protect Religious Groups from Contraception Mandate

A leaked draft copy of a rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), if implemented by the Trump administration, would ensure employers who object to providing contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization procedures through health insurance plans are able to maintain the freedom to follow their beliefs.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to Jewish community leaders at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach during a campaign event, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (

Ted Cruz: Democrats Contrived GOP Contraception Threat in 2012

GOP 2016 contender Ted Cruz turned the tables on a question about abortion, observing that the Democrats know abortion is highly controversial, so much so that in 2012 they plotted to fabricate the narrative that Republicans wanted to ban contraceptives rather than broadcast their own support of abortion-on-demand.

A visitor holds a size-and weight-accurate rubber model of a 12-week-old fetus as Gans Turner, director of American Victims of Abortion, a program of the National Right to Life Committee, looks on at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM …

Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone Defends Faith at SCOTUS

Asked by Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon why he is so committed to the issue of life, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says: “About 25 years ago I came to a decision…to devote myself completely to the protection of unborn children. I came to realize…there is no tragedy greater in our nation today or in our world than this ongoing holocaust of abortion – nothing takes more human life.”

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, March 7, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Issue of Religious Liberty Reaches Supreme Court Once Again

A diverse group of people and organizations representing a wide array of religious beliefs will argue their case before the Supreme Court Wednesday that the government has no role in instructing them about the tenets of their faiths.

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Little Sisters of the Poor Say They’ll Have ‘Nun’ of Abortion, HHS Mandate

The Little Sisters of the Poor marched Friday in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., standing up to abortion and the assault on religious liberty their community has experienced at the hands of the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, which requires they provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees through health insurance plans.

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Sen. Lankford Pushes Bill to Protect Religious Beliefs

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bill Tuesday that would guarantee that organizations, private businesses, higher education institutions, and healthcare and insurance providers would not have to sponsor any type of insurance coverage that would violate religious or moral beliefs.

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Federal Court Rules Little Sisters of the Poor Must Fund Contraception, Abortion

In what some are decrying as another blow to religious freedom in America, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Little Sisters of the Poor must comply with the HHS mandate that requires their health insurance carriers to subsidize contraceptive and some abortion services for employees or face onerous fines from the IRS.

The California State Senate will vote on a bill that would mandate all University of California and California State University campus health centers to stock drugs for medication abortion.

Obama Administration Defies Supreme Court, Issues Final Contraceptive Mandate Rule

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the Obama administration not to enforce the contraceptive mandate against Catholic organizations from Pennsylvania, making this case the government’s sixth loss in a row at the Supreme Court. Currently, four petitions are before the Supreme Court asking for final resolution of the issue by June 2016.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to the Catholic Hospital Association Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Obama declared that his 5-year-old health care law is firmly established as the "reality" of health care in America, even as he awaits a Supreme …

Obama To Catholic Health Association: ‘Every Human Being, Made in the Image of God, Deserves to Live in Dignity’

Obama’s words may appear as a purposeful twist to appeal to leftwing “social justice” Catholics while at the same time not admitting that unborn babies are, in fact, “human beings.” Like many liberals, Obama also uses the words of Pope Francis to shore up support for his policies he views as advocating for equality and fairness, while ignoring the Church’s unchanging doctrine in areas such as the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, and marriage between one man and one woman.