Another Victory for Religious Freedom!
“A federal district court is blocking the federal government from enforcing the Obama abortion-pill mandate against Christian colleges in Indiana and California. ‘After reconsideration of their position, defendants with the federal government now agree that enforcement of the rules regarding the contraceptive mandate against employers with sincerely held religious objections would violate the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) …’ the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, wrote in its order in Grace Schools v. Azar. The Obama-era mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception through their health plans under threat of heavy penalties. The Department of Justice, under the Trump administration, abandoned its defense of the flawed mandate… ‘Monday’s order fully affirms that freedom and provides permanent protection from the mandate,’ said ADF Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor. ‘These schools no longer have to fear being forced to pay fines for simply abiding by the Christian beliefs they teach and espouse…’ Another federal district court issued a similar order last month for four Christian universities in Oklahoma.”1
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Our courts are turning! Rejoice and thank the Lord!
- Notice that the federal government defendants reversed their own position! Thank the Lord that He is turning hearts toward righteousness in our government.
- Thank the Lord that our government is choosing Life! Ask God for His blessing on our nation, as a result.
- Pray for Christian colleges, churches, businesses, and agencies to become aware of this decision, so they can renegotiate the terms of their health insurance options and make sure they are not inadvertently still funding abortion through their premiums.
- Ask God to restore all funds lost to these schools from having to pursue this in court for years.
A prayer you can pray:
Wow, God! Persistence of these colleges has paid off, and even the federal government is now acknowledging that they cannot force Christian organizations to provide abortion options through the mandatory insurance they must provide their staff. God, bless America, as our government chooses life! Thank you that these schools pursued this until the government saw its error and decided “schools should no longer have to fear being forced to pay fines for simply abiding by the Christian beliefs they teach and espouse.” Restore the funds they lost as they fought for their religious freedom, which now affects us all. In fact, other Christian ministries and churches and schools should give them an offering for spearheading this cause for Christ! In the glorious name of Jesus, amen.
The government is having a change of heart and religious freedom is being restored to America!
1 Warren, Steve, “Federal Court Orders End of Abortion Pill Mandate at These Christian Colleges”. cbnnews.com, 6/6/18. Accessed 6/6/18.
The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arkansas Anti-Abortion Legislation!
“The United States Supreme Court will not prevent Arkansas from enforcing a 2015 law regulating medication abortions, despite Planned Parenthood’s wishes. On Tuesday, the court issued without comment an order rejecting the abortion giant’s request to block a 2015 law that requires physicians who dispense abortion-inducing drugs to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The decision enables the law to take effect in the middle of July as lawmakers originally intended, though Planned Parenthood intends to continue challenging it in lower courts. …Planned Parenthood fears that the law would force the closure of its Little Rock and Fayetteville facilities, which only perform medication abortions.”1
“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it?” (Proverbs 24:11-12b)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Rejoice and praise God for life was upheld in the highest court in our land!
- Continue to pray with Arkansas that abortion will end in their state.
- Intercede passionately for those working at Planned Parenthood to have a revelation from God of what they are actually doing in the killing of the unborn. Say, “Forgive them, Father, they don’t understand what they are doing!”
- Pray for each of the Supreme Court Justices. Click here for information about them.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we are so thankful and grateful for our U.S. Supreme Court Justices, as they refused to hear the case against the legislation in Arkansas that upholds life! Surely, You have heard our prayers! Thank you for bold legislators in Arkansas who passed laws to protect the unborn from being snatched from the womb. Each child has a purpose and destiny and they will get to fulfill it! Forgive the abortionists, Jesus. If they knew the ramifications of their actions, they would be appalled! Forgive them because they don’t spiritually understand what they’re doing! I pray they learn about You, because You died so they would not have to live eternally without Your love. I pray that our SCOTUS Justices make more decisions like this one! Amen.
All of America’s children will live and not die and will proclaim the goodness of God!
1 Freiburger, Calvin, “BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Planned Parenthood bid to block Arkansas abortion law”. LifeSiteNews.com, May 29, 2018. May 30, 2018.