Category Archives: Obamacare

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Abortion in Obamacare: BDF Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief Supporting Susan B. Anthony List Free Speech

-UPDATE: June 16, 2014, SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Free Speech.  Read the opinion. ObamaCare and the truth of abortion funding by Dorinda C. Bordlee (republished from Legatus Magazine) The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a challenge that involves abortion, … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby Amicus: HHS Mandate Requires Carcinogenic Contraceptives

HOBBY LOBBY AND CONESTOGA WOODS AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN US SUPREME COURT EXPOSES CANCER RISKS OF HHS “PREVENTIVE” HEALTH MANDATE On January 28, 2014, an amicus brief filed by three cancer research institutes along with CatholicVote and 286 Members of Legatus … Continue reading

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Legatus Obamacare Amicus Brief Update

From: Nikolas T. Nikas and Dorinda C. Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund (info@bdfund.org) Date:   July 25, 2013 Re:       Obamacare amicus brief: Update on Liberty University v. Geithner We write with an update on the Obamacare amicus brief that … Continue reading

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Obamacare Update

May 16, 2013. Today, the Obamacare appeal was argued by Liberty Counsel in the U.S. Fourth Circuit in Richmond, VA. The comprehensive challenge was revived by order of the US Supreme Court weeks after the presidential election. Nikolas T. Nikas … Continue reading

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Obamacare Back in Court: Individual Mandate is a “Tax on Pro-Life Conscience”

March 7, 2013 — Today, BDF filed a key amicus brief in the U.S. Fourth Circuit on behalf of 281 Members of Legatus and the Catholic Medical Association, laying out exactly how the “Abortion Premium Mandate” and the “HHS Abortifacient … Continue reading

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Obamacare Mandate Blocked in 8th Cir; Amicus Brief Exposes Health Dangers of Contraceptives

Contact:  Dorinda C. Bordlee, BDF senior counsel, 504-231-7234, dbordlee@bdfund.org November 29, 2012 - A federal appeals court has granted an interim injunction blocking the enforcement of the Obamacare HHS Mandate against O’Brien Industrial Holdings, a St. Louis, Missouri, company and its … Continue reading

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BDF Brief Exposes Health Dangers of HHS Contraceptive Mandate

September 28, 2012.  Detroit, Michigan. As lawsuits around the nation move forward to oppose the coercive HHS Contraceptive Mandate of Obamacare, a new amicus brief filed by Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) and Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) highlights what a federal … Continue reading

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Hercules Trounces Obama: HHS Mandate Victory

July 27, 2012. Bioethics Defense Fund congratulates our colleague Matt Bowman of ADF for securing an injunction of the HHS mandate. The ruling of the Carter-appointed federal judge applies only to Hercules Industries, a self-insured business owned by Catholics who … Continue reading

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BD Fund in Crisis Magazine: Law in the Service of Life

Stephen Herreid writes an article in Crisis magazine calling on all of us to do our part to defend life. Along the way he mentions our work here. From “Law in the Service of Life:” Lawyers Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda … Continue reading

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Obamacare Repeal Bill Cites Abortion Mandates

Wednesday, July 11, 2012: Today, the U.S. House voted favorably on a bill to repeal Obamacare. The text is available online. Bioethics Defense Fund attorneys Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee note that the Congressional findings included in the bill outline … Continue reading

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