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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
HHS Mandate Continues to Oppress as The NCBC Defends Religious Freedom
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:45:00 AM
© 2017 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center


HHS Mandate Continues to Oppress as The NCBC Defends Religious Freedom

May 20, 2015


The NCBC again has been a signatory to an amicus brief in support of the right of organizations, especially faith-based organizations, to the free- exercise of religion guaranteed by both the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of our federal statutes.

To read a copy of the amicus brief and see the National Catholic Bioethics Center mentioned on the cover page and page 4, click HERE.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight District is hearing the appeal of Ozark College, a Christian college denied injunctive relief by a lower court and with an order of dismal of their complaint by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri Southern Division. Ozark College had sought relief from being mandated to violate its religious freedom by the unjust contraceptive mandate imposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, implementing some provisions of the Affordable Care Act (HHS Mandate). Ozark College is seeking relief from being forced to provide, through the contract with an insurance provider for which the College pays premiums, abortion inducing drugs and devices to their employees.  These egregious attacks on religious liberty continue to escalate, and the NACN-U.S.A. continues to advocate against such unjust mandates.  To date the NCBC has been a signatory to nineteen (19) such amicus briefs against the unjust HHS Mandate.