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Supreme Court upholds contraceptive exemption

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 12:54 pm

The Catholic nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor have crossed what looks like the finish line at the end of their yearslong defense against the federal government mandate that they pay for birth control. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 to uphold a U.S.

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Memories of tyranny prompt religious liberty defense

First Amendment | Romanian-American pastors challenge Illinois’ in-person worship restrictions
by Steve West
Posted 5/12/20, 06:06 pm

Chicago pastor Cristian Ionescu grew up in Romania watching communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu close churches, jail pastors, and brand Christians as criminals. When he heard the news that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker had issued an executive order banning religious gatherings of more than 10 people because of the coronavirus pandemic, Ionescu felt compelled to raise a challenge.

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Supreme Court hears contraceptive mandate case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/20, 11:52 am

Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can force employers—including religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor—to offer birth control under their insurance plans.

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