Contraception Mandate

DFLA Files Amicus Brief

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Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in three federal court cases in support  of the conscience clause of  individuals and organizations who oppose parts of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate  that  requires  individuals to facilitate abortions through their employees’ health insurance coverage.

To read the brief in Newland v. Sebelious click here.

To read the brief in Conestoga Wood Specialities v Sebelious click here.

To read the brief in Legatus/Weingartz v. Sebelious click here.

Comments Submitted on Contraception Mandate

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June 19, 2012
 
Submitted Electronically
 
Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Re: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Preventive Services File Code No. CMS-9968-ANPRM
 
Dear Ms. Tavenner:
 
On behalf of the Democrats for Life of America (DFLA), we respectfully submit the following comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (

Bart Stupak on Contraception Mandate

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Statement of Former Congressman Bart Stupak
Regarding HHS Contraception Mandate
Democrats for Life Panel Discussion
September 4, 2012


Two and a half years ago, I sat in a small storage room on the fourth floor of the Cannon Building to begin negotiations between the Obama Administration and a group of Pro-Life Democratic Members of Congress.  These Democratic Members, myself included, formed a small handful of critical votes necessary to secure passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, National Health Care legislation.

These negotiations took place without the glare and scrutiny of the national media.  No staff members were present, and discussions were honest, frank, and respectful.  These negotiations, held several times throughout the weekend, resulted in Executive Order 13535, signed by President Obama, and upheld the principles contained in the 40 year old Hyde Amendment which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.  The Executive Order also reaffirmed the

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