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Minnesota DFLers plan legislative response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.
During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority L…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Thune applauds ruling on women’s contraception

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Republicans say they’re pleased with a Supreme Court decision that says for-profit businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

But state Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Knecht says the decision will m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Businessman sues government over birth control mandate

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

HASTINGS, Minn. — A Hastings business owner has filed a federal lawsuit against the government, saying portions of the Affordable Care Act violate his religious beliefs.
Doug Erickson, who owns the Hastings Ford and Hastings Chrysler car dealershi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PARKER: Keep Plan B out of children’s hands

May 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A 15-year-old can’t get Tylenol at school without parental permission, but we have no hesitation about children taking a far more serious drug without oversight?
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RYAN BAKKEN: Pill for men hard to swallow

August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A contraceptive pill for males is on the horizon. This news likely will be cheered wildly by women, who overwhelmingly have carried the birth control burden over the years. Not so fast, ladies. Continue Reading

BISHOP: Religious freedom threatened

July 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Church today, indeed our country today, is facing a threat to the free exercise of religion and the sanctity of religious conscience by which we live out what we believe. Long protected in law and ever present in our hearts from the moment of our conception, we are being told we must condone and even pay for what we know is morally wrong or face government penalties. Continue Reading

John Roll, Grand Forks, column: Feds abuse power by forcing birth-control coverage

April 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration’s mandate to force the Catholic Church and other organized religions to provide coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion is wrong and an intrusion into Americans’ religious beliefs.
It should be struck down as unconstitutional. Continue Reading

Janne Myrdal, Edinburg, N.D., column: Stop calling women victims and pregnancy a disease

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

today’s liberal feminists have nothing more to fight for other than promiscuous sex and abortion. How sad. Maybe they are victims here after all the slaves of a bygone time, unable to see the freedom right in front of their eyes; a state that is of their own doing. Continue Reading