The United States Supreme Court has officially scheduled oral arguments for what many believe will be a landmark case regarding religious liberty.
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a Midwest crafts retail chain, will get to present oral arguments against the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate on Tuesday, March 25.
Owned and operated by a Christian family who hold religious objections to providing abortion-inducing drugs to its employees, Hobby Lobby is represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. more >>
Months after the disastrous launch of the "Obamacare" website, the federal government has tapped the consulting giant Accenture to continue fixing HealthCare.gov. Ties with the original contractor, CGI Federal, have been severed.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has announced that Accenture has been selected to become the lead contractor for HealthCare.gov and to prepare for next year's open enrollment period.
"Accenture will bring deep healthcare industry insight as well as proven experience building large-scale, public-facing websites to continue improving HealthCare.gov," David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services, said in a statement. more >>
Pro-abortion group NARAL Pro-Choice America is asking its supporters to sign a petition declaring their opposition to a Ft. Worth hospital's decision to keep a woman on life support as her baby continues to develop inside her body.
In the petition that will be sent to Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, NARAL asserts, "Difficult personal decisions, like end-of-life care, belong to women and families—not politicians," which is in reference to the 1999 Texas Advance Directives Act that requires hospitals in that state to keep a mother alive until her baby can be delivered.
This complex medical nightmare began for Erick Munoz and his in-laws, Ernest and Lynne Machado, at 2 a.m. Nov. 26 when Erick found his wife, Marlise Munoz, 33, lying unconscious on the kitchen floor. At that time, Marlise was 14 weeks pregnant with their second child. more >>
A bill that calls for a permanent ban on federal funding of abortions is making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.
H.R. 7, which if enacted would amend Title 1 of the United States Code, was given a hearing Thursday held by Arizona Republican Representative Trent Franks.
"No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for any abortion," reads H.R. 7 in part. more >>
Part 1 of this series, 3 Reasons to Reject Legalizing Marijuana can be read here.
1. Maintain Maximum Mental Capacities
National surveys continue to indicate the overwhelming majority of Americans believe our nation is headed in the wrong direction, while others believe we are coming to the close of the age. Apocalyptic warnings seem to be swirling all around us amidst accelerating moral decline. (Take, for example, a film out now featuring Leonardo DiCaprio with a torrent of 506 F-words and 22 explicit sex scenes!) more >>
In 2014, 25 million to 30 million Americans who have employer-provided health insurance are likely to lose it thanks to Obamacare's requirement that all plans cover what Washington deems "essential benefits." Some employers will consider that unaffordable and drop coverage altogether, when their current, lower cost plans expire over the course of the year. These 25 to 30 million are in addition to 6 million who bought plans in the individual market and had them cancelled by January 1.
The plight of those 6 million made headline news and caused the first cracks in the Democratic Party's support for the law. The bigger wave of workplace cancellations will force Democrats seeking re-election this fall to defend a law that harms twice as many people as it helps. That's right. At least twice as many will lose coverage in 2014 as will gain it.
The Congressional Budget Office projects 16 million will gain coverage through the law's Medicaid expansion and subsidized exchange plans. That's a best-case scenario, rosier than the enrollment figures we've seen so far, but still half the number losing coverage. more >>