Supreme Court hears case of firms’ HHS mandate challenge

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Oral arguments in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court March 25 focused on whether for-profit corporations have religious grounds to object to the new health-care law’s requirement that most employers provide contraceptive coverage in their employee health plans. Crowds on both sides of the issue gathered …

Tenn. Rep. Black co-sponsors bill to broaden HHS mandate exemptions

Washington D.C. — Members of Congress, including a Tennessee House member, have introduced a new bill that would create a broad exemption to the HHS mandate and strengthen protections for health care professionals and institutions with moral and religious objections to abortion. “We have come together to act to protect …

Diocese of Nashville, 7 Catholic groups file suit over HHS mandate

NASHVILLE—The Diocese of Nashville and seven of the Catholic entities operating in Middle Tennessee have filed suit in Federal Court to block the implementation of mandates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that require them to provide morally objectionable services under the Affordable Health Care Act through …

Nashville Diocese, 7 Catholic entities file federal lawsuit

NASHVILLE — The Diocese of Nashville and seven of the Catholic entities operating in Middle Tennessee have filed suit in Federal Court to block the implementation of mandates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that require them to provide morally objectionable services under the Affordable Health Care …