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Texas Baptist universities win lawsuit
against controversal HHS mandate

Your Houston News [The Woodlands, TX], by Staff

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/27/2013 3:41:05 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Houston federal court delivered a major blow to the controversial HHS mandate ruling in favor of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University. In a 46-page opinion, the court ruled that the federal mandate requiring employers to provide employees with abortion-causing drugs and devices violates federal civil rights laws, and issued an injunction against the mandate. Religious plaintiffs have now won injunctions in 9 out of 12 such cases involving non-profit entities challenging the mandate. “The government doesn’t have the right to decide what religious beliefs are legitimate and which ones

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A bit of good news to end the week.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/28/2013 1:20:27 AM     (No. 9670417)

Good news. Funny, I didn´t see it anywhere in the MSM, though.

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