A Tennessee pharmacist and a Baptist church deacon who lost his job after an ongoing dispute over selling Plan B contraception has sued his former bosses, claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a "Reproductive Health Act" that is making national headlines. His state already has the highest abortion rate in the nation. His legislation would remove parental-notification laws and informed-consent laws, restrictions on taxpayer funding for abortion, and restrictions on late-term abortions.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday proposed accommodations for religious groups concerning the controversial contraceptive mandate, but many religious and conservative organizations say the proposal does not go far enough.
Earlier this month, Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned arts-and-crafts retailer with 500 stores and 13,000 employees nationwide, announced that it would not comply with the HHS mandate. By doing so, the company has subjected itself to fines that could amount to a staggering $1.3 million a day.
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