Court halts abortion pill mandate for Catholic university student outreach

DENVER — A federal court issued an order Wednesday that halts enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the group in its lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the mandate, which forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties if the mandate’s requirements aren’t met.  Read more >>

ADF on oral arguments in SBA List case: Americans have right to speak up for free speech

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox:  “The First Amendment forbids government from acting as a ‘truth commission’ on matters of public debate. After hearing arguments today, the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold the right of Americans to speak in accordance with their views by allowing them to challenge laws that silence them. It’s a fact that Obamacare permits taxpayer funds to be used for abortions. If that fact was part of what cost Rep. Driehaus his job, that’s because his constituents, like most Americans, reject taxpayer-funded abortion.”  Read more >>

Current U.S. Supreme Court cases

Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius
Town of Greece v. Galloway
Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
McCullen v. Coakley