Navigation Links
'Family Talk' Files Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Abortion Pill Mandate
Date:12/11/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. James Dobson and his ministry, Family Talk, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Denver challenging the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate.  The lawsuit, brought by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, asks the court to invalidate the requirement that Family Talk cause its third party administrator to provide abortion-inducing drugs and devices to Family Talk employees.

"We believe that every human life, from the moment of conception, is sacred and a gift from God, and we cannot cooperate with this immoral mandate without violating our most deeply held religious beliefs," said Dr. Dobson, Family Talk's founder and president.

As a Christian ministry, Family Talk's self-insured health plan excludes coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices.  If Family Talk does not comply with the mandate's requirements by May 1, 2014, it will be subject to fines up to $36,500 per employee annually.

"The government has put religious employers to a cruel choice: 'Abandon your religious beliefs or be fined out of existence,' " said ADF lead counsel Matthew Bowman.  "Thankfully, the Constitution and other federal laws don't allow that."

Although the Obama administration has exempted what it calls "religious employers" from complying with the mandate, the definition is so narrow that Christian colleges, soup kitchens, nursing homes, and parachurch ministries like Family Talk, do not qualify.

"According to the administration, Family Talk is not 'religious enough' for an exemption," said Martin Nussbaum of Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, who is serving as co-counsel in the lawsuit.  "Yet sanctity of life and protecting the unborn have long been core religious convictions for Dr. Dobson and Family Talk."

Dr. Dobson founded Family Talk in March 2010. Its centerpiece is a daily 30-minute radio broadcast, "Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk," that seeks to reach young and old with the Judeo-Christian worldview of the family.

The lawsuit, Dr. James C. Dobson v. Kathleen Sebelius, was filed yesterday in the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.  It argues that the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the First and Fifth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution, and the Administrative Procedure Act.  Dr. Dobson and his special guests --Martin Nussbaum, Alan Sears, and Matt Bowman-- will be discussing this lawsuit on programs that will air on December 16th and 17th, and will be posted on the Family Talk website thereafter.

http://www.drjamesdobson.org/

http://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people and institutions to freely exercise their faith.  It was founded in 1994 by Dr. Dobson and other Christian leaders.  Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP is a law firm with offices throughout the West and Southwest that serves religious and other organizations.

CONTACT: Media and Public Relations, (480) 444-0020 or www.adfmedia.org/home/contact


'/>"/>
SOURCE Family Talk
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Orcasonix Unveils Innovative Ultrasound Technology Built on Cephasonics cQuest Family of Ultrasound Systems
2. Cephasonics Releases New cQuest Dragonfly Family of Ultra-Compact Ultrasound Systems
3. New Survey Reveals U.S. Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer Worry More about Burdening Family and Friends Than Dying
4. Unique Glaucoma Test Through Eyelid DIATON Opens Doctors Eyes to Possibility of In-Office Glaucoma Test at Pri-Med East and American Academy of Family Physicians, AAFP
5. The Mandela Family To Be Honored At The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliarys 29th Annual Odyssey Ball On April 5, 2014
6. Ruggles Family Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr. Make $1.25M Donation to J. Craig Venter Institute for New Study to Identify and Elucidate Healthy Aging Biomarkers
7. Chindex International, Inc. Announces Opening of Beijing United Family Rehabilitation Hospital
8. Annual Healthcare Cost for a Typical American Family is $22,030 According to 2013 Milliman Medical Index
9. Sequent Medical, Inc. Launches New SL Family of WEB Aneurysm Embolization Devices
10. United Way and FamilyWize Partnership Has Helped 5 Million People Stay Healthy
11. Family Tree DNA Offers mtDNA Test For $49
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , Inc. ... with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for Its ... primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost & ... first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers ... treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... PARK, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX ... national scientific team that developed an innovative way to ... quantity of the delivery of new drugs. ... 2017 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers ... General Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite of ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... CHICAGO , Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... its Aspen Surgical facility in Las Piedras, ... surgical scalpels and blades. ... confirmed that the facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary ... Hurricane Maria. Repairs have been completed, manufacturing operations have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College ... to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in ... , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the ... – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform at the Promotional Review ... increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, legal, and regulatory review ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):