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On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Vice President of Government Affairs, David Christensen, will join Tony with a wrap up of everything that took place this week on the Hill, mainly the U.S. Special Envoy that passed the Senate. Fox News' Todd Starnes will be on to discuss the latest in the story of a young man in California who has come under fire from the school for invoking his faith during his graduation commencement speech. Also, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Will be on to talk about the IRS emails released this week that show IRS official Lois Lerner trying to hide information from Congress as they have been seeking information into what took place in the targeting of conservative groups.

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Stop Discriminatory Senate Bill

The Senate plans to vote as early as Tuesday on a bill offered by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that would “overturn” the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby and force all private and employer based healthcare plans to cover contraceptives, drugs which can destroy a human embryo and sterilization services, without copay—or face crippling fines.

The Supreme Court correctly held that the HHS mandate violates the free exercise rights of family businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, who do not want to violate their conscience in order to earn a living. But that hasn’t stopped Senator Murray, pushed by radical groups like NARAL, Planned Parenthood and National Women’s Law Center, to demand religious American’s bow to their pro-abortion agenda.

But this bill is not only anti-religious and anti-constitutional—its anti-woman!

Nearly one-third of the business plaintiffs in these cases calling the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds are women. In addition, women judges have voted to halt implementation of the mandate 24 times. In only 15 cases have they voted in favor of the employer mandate. Finally, more women oppose the mandate than support it in poll after poll across the United States.

How can Senator Murray and this bill’s supporters claim to be supporting ... (more)

Supreme Court Delivers Momentous Religious Freedom Victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) praised today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding religious liberty and protecting the conscience rights of family businesses who object to being forced to pay for the coverage of sterilizations, contraception and drugs that have the potential to destroy an unborn child.

FRC President Tony Perkins learned of the ruling this morning as he met with the Hahn family, founders and owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, which were represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys in this lawsuit challenging the Obama administration mandate.

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Abortion Coverage in State Health Care Exchanges

by Arina Grossu

Executive Summary: Obamacare uses taxpayer funds to subsidize abortion by various means: - Obamacare bypasses the Hyde Amendment by directly appropriating taxpayer funds in the form of advanceable, refundable tax credits to help low- and moderate-income individuals purchase healthcare plans even if they include elective abortion coverage. - Obamacare can directly fund elective abortion through a total of nearly $24 billion in appropriations to non-profit health co-ops, Community Health Centers, and the now expired high-risk pool ... (more)

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Maryland's New Show and Tell

by Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins is President of Family Research Council. This article appeared on Accuracy in Academia, May 19, 2014. If you need proof that same-sex "marriage" is about more than "love," look no further than Montgomery County, Maryland. There, parents are dealing with the fallout of the state's redefinition of marriage with a sweeping new sex education curriculum. Moms and dads, who were already fighting an uphill battle on the content of the lessons, are now coping with the news that homosexuality will be woven throughout - shattering ... (more)

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Obamacare Drug Mandate Loses, Women Win

by Cathy Ruse

Cathy Ruse is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Daily Caller on July 1, 2014. One of Obamacare's most controversial provisions was just dealt a blow by the Supreme Court: the heavy-handed mandate that forces America's job-creators to buy insurance coverage for a list of the White House's favorite contraceptive drugs and devices, regardless of someone's sincere conscientious objection. Several cases filed by non-profit groups are still pending, and the win by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga ... (more)