New York Catholic Institutions Score Major Victory Against Obama’s HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (December 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm)

New York ArchdioceseA group of New York Catholic institutions have scored a huge victory against the Obamacare contraception mandate yesterday.

The ruling from federal district judge Brian Cogan granted permanent relief from the HHS Mandate to Cardinal Spellman High School, Monsignor Farrell High School, Catholic Health Care System and its affiliates, and Catholic Health Services of Long Island on the grounds that it would compel them to perform acts undeniably at odds with fundamental tenets of their religious beliefs.

This, of course, has been the argument of religious institutions and religious business owners since the Mandate was first announced in 2012. Judges have now granted injunctions to both private businesses and religious institutions, and no judge has yet sided with the Obama Administration.

This is extremely good news for all 89 cases still being litigated against the Mandate. The Stand Up Rally coalition will continue to report on these cases as they develop, so stay tuned!

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One Response to “New York Catholic Institutions Score Major Victory Against Obama’s HHS Mandate”

  1. Mea Lima says:

    It is not just religious employers who are affected by the HHS mandate. The ACA dictates that when any and all insurance premiums are sent to health insuring companies, the companies must deduct a minimum of $1 per month to deposit into the HHS mandate special accounts. The nationwide accounts will total $4 billion per year at a minimum before disbursements.
    So, the average worker in any group plan will end up being coerced into contributing for these chemical weapons and birth control pills.
    Up until now, the Roman Catholic Church hasn’t even said one blasted thing about this because deep down they really don’t want ACA to totally fail. They have too much invested in all their medical ministries and ACA will help them financially.
    We are all in this together, though, and until the movers and shakers of the governing Church start thinking about the pew guy too, well, nothing will get totally solved.
    I can’t attend a Church that uses my contributions for only their own religious employers and employees and doesn’t even MENTION the horrible situation that EVERYONE in AMERICA finds themselves in currently.
    The pew guy has seen their religious freedom stomped upon, too! The only problem is most of them are clueless! DAH

    January 1st, 2014 at 7:26 pm