Month: January 2012

Contraceptive Mandate Faces Court Challenge

January 31, 2012 The Obama Administration’s decision to force religious organizations to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs is being challenged in court by Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic college in North Carolina, and Colorado Christian University.  The ultimate decision could eventually rest with the US Supreme Court.

January 30th Is Kansas Death Penalty Abolition Day

January 27, 2012 Kansas hasn’t always had the death penalty.  In fact, the death penalty has been repealed twice, the first time being in 1907 when Governor Hoch signed a bill to end the state death penalty.  The exact date Governor Hoch signed that historic piece of legislation was January 30th, which is why January …

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Catholic Schools Week January 29 – February 4

January 27, 2012 Catholic Schools Week 2012 is here.  This is a time to appreciate the unique service that Catholic schools provide to students, parents, and society.  It is also an opportune time to encourage your legislators to support school choice policies that would give more parents the opportunity to choose a Catholic education for …

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Obama Administration Rejects Calls for Religious Exemption to Contraceptive Mandate

January 20, 2012 Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Catholic institutions which had sought a religious exemption from the “contraceptive mandate” would have to comply with the requirement to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs through their health plans regardless of their moral objections.  Under the policy announced today, religious non-profits …

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