Harned: Obamacare, abortion and the pursuit of legitimacy

Harned: Obamacare, abortion and the pursuit of legitimacy

Obamacare represents the largest expansion of abortion policy since Roe v. Wade, with pro-abortion policies intertwined in the law affecting individuals, employers, states, and the federal government. The law fattens the pockets of abortion providers, but most critically, advances an objective less tangible but more significant to their long-term goals—legitimacy. Abortion-rights advocates believe that, if […]

HARNED: Did Court Provide Legal Path for De-Funding Planned Parenthood?

HARNED: Did Court Provide Legal Path for De-Funding Planned Parenthood?

Critics of the Seventh Circuit’s decision blocking the heart of an Indiana law that sought to defund abortion providers (including Planned Parenthood) are overlooking a silver lining in the opinion. The court held—in no uncertain terms—that withholding public funds from abortion providers, regardless of whether those funds are used for abortion-related services, does not necessarily […]

AUL Legal Team: First Amendment Freedom of Conscience Trampled as Abortion Industry Pay-Out Begins

AUL Legal Team: First Amendment Freedom of Conscience Trampled as Abortion Industry Pay-Out Begins

No longer a looming deadline, the Obama Administration’s anti-life, conscience-killing mandate goes into effect today. Your First Amendment guarantee of freedom of conscience is taking a hit, regardless of whether or not your insurance plan is one of the mandate’s August victims. Last year, the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under […]

AUL Legal Team: Initial Analysis of Supreme Court Ruling in Healthcare

AUL Legal Team: Initial Analysis of Supreme Court Ruling in Healthcare

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In an opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court held that the “individual mandate”—the provision that requires nearly all Americans to purchase insurance or pay a penalty—is permissible under Congress’ tax power. Further, the Court held that the ACA’s dramatic expansion […]