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  • Hawkins spotlights GuideStone uniqueness, services

    June 20 2016 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins spotlights GuideStone uniqueness, services

    GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins relayed the entity’s 98th report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention. Citing GuideStone’s upcoming centennial in 2018, which will be celebrated with messengers convening in Dallas, Hawkins noted GuideStone’s uniqueness among the convention’s boards.

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  • Court rules against religious groups in contraception case

    July 15 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Court rules against religious groups in contraception case

    The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 14 that religious employers must comply with federally mandated employee health coverage – which includes abortion-inducing contraceptive services. Though the mandate includes an accommodation, GuideStone Financial Resources, Oklahoma Baptist University and others will likely appeal the Supreme Court.

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  • Supreme Court takes up contraceptive mandate

    November 27 2013 by David Gibson, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court takes up contraceptive mandate

    The Supreme Court announced that it would decide whether for-profit corporations can be treated like religious entities. Business owners like Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green are challenging President Obama’s administration mandate that employees include free contraception coverage.

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  • High court may be near HHS mandate review

    July 31 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A court setback to a Pennsylvania family business that objects to the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate heightens the likelihood the Supreme Court will soon decide whether for-profit companies have religious free exercise rights, says a legal expert.

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  • Hobby Lobby saved from hefty mandate fines

    July 2 2013 by Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Hobby Lobby saved from hefty mandate fines

    Hobby Lobby gained relief just in time to avoid a hefty penalty for refusing to comply with the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate.

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  • College wins contraceptive mandate injunction

    June 27 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Geneva College, a Christian school in Beaver Falls, Pa., has become the first nonprofit to receive a preliminary injunction against the contraceptive mandate.

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  • Obama administration halts appeal on Plan B

    June 20 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama administration halts appeal on Plan B

    One version of the “morning-after” pill now is available to girls of all ages.

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  • Hobby Lobby awaits appeals decision

    May 29 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hobby Lobby awaits appeals decision

    Hobby Lobby’s hopes for deliverance by July 1 from huge fines under the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate now rest with eight federal appeals court judges.

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  • Tyndale wins again against abortion mandate

    May 8 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tyndale wins again against abortion mandate

    A leading Bible publisher won another court victory against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate May 3, thanks in part to the administration’s own partial retreat in the case.

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  • 50th lawsuit filed against abortion mandate

    March 14 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A Southern Baptist business owner whose ancestors fled England four centuries ago to escape religious persecution has filed suit against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate, bringing to 50 the number of lawsuits against the controversial policy.

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  • Plan B becomes Plan A

    February 19 2013 by Angela Lu, World News Service | with 0 comments

    Almost 1 in 9 young women who are sexually active have used the morning-after pill after sex, more than double the rate that used it 11 years ago, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Feb. 14.

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  • Hobby Lobby apparently will defy gov’t on abortion mandate

    January 3 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hobby Lobby apparently will defy gov’t on abortion mandate

    Arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby apparently is willing to defy the federal government and face huge fines for not covering abortion-inducing drugs following a string of court losses in December. Hobby Lobby’s setbacks in court at the end of the year gained significant media attention, despite the fact that for-profit businesses like the Oklahoma-based business continue to rack up court victories against the mandate.

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  • Two colleges get backing of court on abortion-contraceptive mandate

    December 20 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal appeals court has delivered an important victory to religious nonprofit organizations that oppose the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate. In the first ruling on the mandate at the appellate level, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the federal government Dec. 18 to keep its promise to issue a new rule to protect the religious liberty of two colleges and other religious nonprofits.

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  • Survey: Most back contraception mandate

    December 4 2012 by Russ Rankin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Survey: Most back contraception mandate

    The majority of adults in America believe businesses and organizations, even those with conflicting religious principles, should be required to provide coverage of contraception and birth control for their employees, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.

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  • Pediatricians push ‘morning-after’ pill for minors

    December 3 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The country’s leading pediatrics association has urged its members to provide information about the “morning-after” pill to under-age, female patients and give them prescriptions in advance for the drug, which can cause abortions.

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