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Right to Contraception Act: U.S. House passes bill with implications for abortion, religion

Jul 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-195 to pass a bill Thursday that would establish a right to access, use,... Read more

Montana state capitol

Montana governor signs law clarifying religious freedom protections

Apr 23, 2021

Montana’s governor on Thursday signed a law holding the state to a high burden of proof when it violates someone’s... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

US Supreme Court: government agents violating religious liberty liable for monetary damages

Dec 11, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Three Muslims who claim the FBI wrongly pressured them into becoming informants on Muslim communities may seek monetary damages as... Read more

A look at 25 years of RFRA

Nov 20, 2018

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA.  Read more

Legal counsel: Religious freedom never justifies abuse

Sep 2, 2016

An Indiana woman who allegedly beat her 7-year-old with a coat hanger is citing religious freedom as her defense against... Read more

Indiana State Capitol.

Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

Feb 8, 2016

By Matt Hadro

An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal... Read more

Indiana State Capitol.

Indiana bill seeks to clarify religious freedom protection

Jan 16, 2016

A proposed law in Indiana would replace the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with language that its advocates say is... Read more

Wall Street Journal, NY Times writer defend Indiana religious freedom law

Mar 31, 2015

Does the widespread reaction to Indiana religious freedom law mean there is growing intolerance for religious viewpoints? Two prominent essays... Read more

Mike Pence.

No, Indiana did not just pass a law discriminating against gay people. Here's why.

Mar 27, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite media hype, a new Indiana law is not based on anti-gay discrimination, but on a 20-year legal precedent of... Read more

The Newland family, owners of Hercules Industries, who won a permanent injunction against the HHS mandate March 16, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Catholic-owned company wins 'final victory' against HHS mandate

Mar 17, 2015

A Catholic-owned company’s victory in its fight against a federal mandate to cover drugs and procedures that violate Catholic moral... Read more

US Capitol building.

Why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act matters to you

Feb 17, 2015

By Matt Hadro

For the sake of religious liberity, it is vital that the religious rights of corporations – and not just individuals... Read more

Michael Warsaw, EWTN's chairman of the board, speaking at a June, 2014 conference.

Three US states back EWTN religious liberty lawsuit

Aug 5, 2014

Alabama, Georgia, and Florida each filed legal briefs on Monday in support of EWTN in a lawsuit over the HHS... Read more