Category Archives: ADF in the News

Faith Reformers Work to Get IRS Out of the Pulpit | Charisma News

Chaplain’s online essay restored … with a disclaimer | One News Now

Christian churches warned of Boy Scout legal risks | Washington Times

IRS shouldn’t ban clergy endorsements, commission says | Tennessean on StarPress.com

Major Reversal: Air Force Chaplain’s Expunged Essay About ‘atheists In Foxholes’ Has Been Republished On Base Website | The Blaze

“Calif. court gives final OK to same-sex marriage” | San Francisco Chronicle

IRS shouldn’t ban clergy endorsements, panel says | USA Today at GuamPDN

Christians must oppose anti-Muslim discrimination | Religion News

Churches Can Stand Firm Against New Boy Scouts Membership Policy

Calif. Supreme Court Rejects Prop 8 Supporters Appeal; Gives Final OK to Same-Sex Marriages

“Court challenge fails to stop Calif. gay marriages” | AP

“California Supreme Court denies latest bid to revive gay marriage ban” | CNN

Court challenge fails to stop Calif. gay marriages | KSL (AP)

“California Supreme Court denies latest bid to revive gay marriage ban” | CNN

California Supreme Court rejects attempt to revive Prop 8 | Washington Blade

Court puts hold on abortion pill mandate for Mich. family business | Alliance Defending Freedom

‘No Atheists in Foxholes’ Article Restored to Air Force Website Following Removal Over Complaint | Christian News Network

Air Force Republishes Chaplain’s ‘No Atheists in Foxholes’ Article to Base Website | Christian Post

Military Restores ‘atheists In Foxholes’ Essay | WND

Obama admin. abandons battle over HHS mandate against to Christian-owned rifle scope company | LifeSiteNews

Obama Admin Won’t Enforce HHS Mandate Against Christian-Owned Rifle Scope Company

Winning Key Victories In The Legal Struggle To Preserve Life In America | Alan Sears

Court: Preacher’s challenge against ‘vague’ policies can move forward

Obama admin. forfeits to Christian-owned rifle scope company in battle over HHS mandate | LifeSiteNews

“The real cost of abortion: Americans deserve to know how Planned Parenthood uses their tax dollars” | Brenda Zurita at Washington Times

“Conservative Christians try to build a new national scouting organization after Boy Scouts of America votes to accept openly gay members” | Dallas Morning News

Another Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Challenge; DOJ Wants Gilardi To Be Test Case In DC Circuit | Religion Clause Blog

Firearms company fights ObamaCare’s abortion pill mandate | Live Action News

Federal Government Launches Investigation of Planned Parenthood | David Bohon at the New American

Step By Step, ‘Small’ Cases Regain Legal Ground for the Gospel | Alan Sears at Charisma News

Mom’s School Prayers Stir Legal Fight in N.H. | Concord Monitor

    Concord Monitor: The Alliance Defending Freedom will provide legal services to Lizarda Urena of Concord to challenge the Concord School District’s decision to disallow her from praying on school property . . . Matthew Sharp, general counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, said yesterday the group has not filed a lawsuit and is still determining how to move forward. The group provides all legal services pro bono.
    “We think the facts in this one really matter,” Sharp said. “She was (praying) passively. I think she was providing a great example there of just a mother that is passionate about wanting what’s best for her kids.” Sharp argues that Urena’s speech is protected under the First Amendment and that the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s assertion that her praying violates the separation of church and state is “blatantly false.” “It’s the private speech of a parent, not the endorsed speech of the school,” he said.


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Florida university gets ‘red light’ for new speech code policy | One News Now

New Hampshire district tells mom she can no longer pray on school’s steps | Fox News (AP)

Arizona Health Dept. Numbers Show Hopeful Drop in Abortions | The New American

Businesses Struggle With ‘Contraception Mandate’ As Lawsuits Play Out

Obama administration, in court brief, supports prayer at public meetings | Baptist Press at Townhall

Federal Judge Rules City Can’t Thwart Mobile Ultrasound’s Efforts to ‘Save Lives of Unborn Children’ | Christian News Network

Planned Parenthood announces a new string of clinic closures | Live Action News

Arizona group to help NH mom fight to pray near school | KTAR

GAO Plans Full Audit on Planned Parenthood

GAO opens investigation into Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer money | Fox News

Court Stops Illinois City From Prohibiting Mobile Pregnancy Center | Life News

“Planned Parenthood’s publicly-funded, billion-dollar abortion empire has to play by the same rules as everyone else”

Fourth Circuit Reverses Stay Decision in Liberty U. Obamacare case

Evansville Crosses, Freedom to pray and the Supreme Court | David Cortman and Chris Wischer on The World and Everything In It

Hobby Lobby Wins Temporary Restraining Order On Contraception Mandate | Human Events

Planned Parenthood investigation launched | Tom Strode of BP at BRNow

    Tom Strode of Baptist Press at BRNow: The settlement brought to at least $12.5 million the amount of “waste, abuse and ‘fraudulent overbilling’ of taxpayers” by Planned Parenthood affiliates in publicly revealed audits, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF has charged Planned Parenthood with misusing millions of dollars in government funds in a report to Congress.

    Other ADF lawsuits contend Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed fraudulent claims for far more in government money. Its suit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland – based in Des Moines, Iowa – alleges the organization filed nearly 500,000 false Medicaid claims and received nearly $28 million. Its legal action against Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., says damages could be more than $370 million from fraudulent claims. ADF Senior Counsel Michael Norton called the settlement in the PPGC case “merely the tip of the iceberg.” Planned Parenthood “uses taxpayer dollars to pad its bottom line with little regard for the health of women,” he said. “[It] has been improperly reimbursed by millions of taxpayer dollars over the years.”


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GAO to Audit Planned Parenthood, Abortion Providers That Receive Taxpayer Funding

    Christian Post: Michael J. Norton, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which has filed lawsuits against Planned Parenthood, told the CP on Wednesday that the organization has, during the past few years, released reports to Congress that have identified waste, abuse and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family programs and other organizations, as well as potential fraud by Planned Parenthood affiliates relating to grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “We have been focusing on Planned Parenthood’s waste, abuse and potential fraud, and to identify Planned Parenthood as significantly taking advantage of well-funded, poorly addressed family planning programs in particular,” Norton said. “Audits and other reviews of Planned Parenthood affiliates’ financial data and practices – as well as 45 audits of state family planning programs and one audit of a family planning organization – found more than $108 million in waste, abuse and potential fraud. Taxpayer money is only supposed to be used responsibly and for the common good.”


  • Posted: 08/08/2013
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Step By Step, “small” Cases Regain Legal Ground For The Gospel | Alan Sears

Planned Parenthood Investigation Launched | Right Side News

    Right Side News: The settlement brought to at least $12.5 million the amount of “waste, abuse and ‘fraudulent overbilling’ of taxpayers” by Planned Parenthood affiliates in publicly revealed audits, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF has charged Planned Parenthood with misusing millions of dollars in government funds in a report to Congress. Other ADF lawsuits contend Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed fraudulent claims for far more in government money. Its suit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland — based in Des Moines, Iowa — alleges the organization filed nearly 500,000 false Medicaid claims and received nearly $28 million. Its legal action against Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., says damages could be more than $370 million from fraudulent claims. ADF Senior Counsel Michael Norton called the settlement in the PPGC case “merely the tip of the iceberg.” Planned Parenthood “uses taxpayer dollars to pad its bottom line with little regard for the health of women,” he said. “[It] has been improperly reimbursed by millions of taxpayer dollars over the years.”


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23 US States Urge Supreme Court to Allow Prayer in Government Meetings | Christian Post

Members of Congress add voices to Greece prayer case | Democrat and Chronicle

Legal group wants California clerks to uphold Prop. 8 | One News Now

High Court to Hear Landmark Case on Religious Expression | Mo. Family Policy Council

GAO To Launch Nationwide Investigation Into Planned Parenthood | Breitbart

Planned Parenthood now under nationwide investigation by GAO, Congressmen announce

FRC, 85 Members of Congress File Brief in Biggest Religious Liberty Supreme Court Case In Last Half Century | PR Newswire

Media That Clamored Against Komen Skips Planned Parenthood Paying $4.3 Million in Medicaid Fraud Case

Defunding Obamacare | David E. Smith at Il. Family Institute

“DOMA Ruling: As Violent Anti-Gay Marriage Protests Rock France, Will the Same Happen in the U.S.?” | PolicyMic

Even If Your Prayers Aren’t Brief, This Brief Could Help Your Prayers | FRC Washington Update at Patriot Post

New Orleans City Council Officially Lifts Ban on Preaching After Sundown | ChristianNews.net

Eyes will be on Iowa as political visitors arrive | The Californian

Ignoring Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Fraud | Newsbusters / LifeNews