ADF to Calif. agency: You cannot force employers to cover abortions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Friday to the California Department of Managed Health Care condemning its decision to force two Jesuit universities to cover elective abortions in their health insurance plans. The letter alleges that the decision violates federal law, under which the state cannot mandate that a health insurance plan include abortion coverage without forfeiting federal funds.  Read more >>

ADF comment on HHS mandate ‘accommodation’

ADF Senior Legal Counsel Gregory S. Baylor:  “The government should not force religious organizations, family businesses, or individuals to be complicit in providing abortion pills to their employees or students. We will consult with our clients to determine how the government’s actions affect their sincere objections to the mandate. Notably, the administration has failed to extend its existing religious exemption to the religious owners of family businesses and to religious non-profits other than churches. That would have been the best way of respecting freedom for everyone.”  Read more >>

Recent, current, and potential U.S. Supreme Court cases

Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Bishop v. Smith
Berger v. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York
Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell
McCullen v. Coakley