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Obamacare's Abortion Pill Mandate Injunction "Scorecard"

To date, there have been 91 cases with rulings concerning Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate. 47 involve family- or religious- run businesses, 42 involve non-profit religious organizations, and 2 involve non-religious non-profit pro-life organizations and their employees.

Overall, the score is 81-3 in favor of religious freedom with 7 cases still awaiting a decision on remand after the Supreme Court's ruling in Zubik v. Burwell. This score includes 81 injunction decisions against the abortion-pill mandate. Within these cases:

  • The score in favor of families doing business is 46-1. The U.S. Supreme Court vindicated religious freedom in the ADF case Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell.
  • The score in favor of non-profit religious entities is 34-1, with 7 cases awaiting decision on remand after Zubik. In Zubik, the U.S. Supreme Court also vacated anti-religious-liberty opinions from the lower courts in ADF's cases Geneva College v. Burwell and Southern Nazarene University v. Burwell.
  • The score in favor of non-profit non-religious pro-life entities is 1-1.
In decisions handled by Alliance Defending Freedom or its allied attorneys, religious freedom and pro-life conscience are winning by a score of 23-1.
Compare these decisions granting or supporting injunctions:
  1. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell
  2. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
  3. Newland v. Burwell
  4. Grote Industries LLC v. Burwell
  5. Korte v. Burwell
  6. Autocam Corp. v. Burwell
  7. Gilardi v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Eden Foods, Inc. v. Burwell
  9. Annex Medical, Inc. v. Burwell
  10. O’Brien v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  11. Legatus v. Burwell
  12. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Burwell
  13. American Pulverizer Co. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  14. Sharpe Holdings, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  15. Triune Health Group, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  16. Monaghan v. Burwell
  17. Lindsay v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  18. Bick Holdings, Inc. v. Burwell
  19. Tonn & Blank Construction v. Burwell
  20. Hall v. Burwell
  21. Hartenbower v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  22. Seneca Hardwood v. Burwell
  23. Johnson Welded Prods., Inc. v. Burwell
  24. Geneva College v. Burwell
  25. Beckwith Electric Co., Inc. v. Burwell
  26. Sharpe Holdings, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  27. SMA, LLC v. Burwell
  28. Ozinga v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  29. Trijicon, Inc. v. Sebelius
  30. Willis Law v. Burwell
  31. Briscoe v. Burwell
  32. The QC Group, Inc. v. Burwell
  33. Armstrong v. Burwell
  34. Barron Industries, Inc. v. Burwell
  35. Midwest Fastener Corp. v. Sebelius
  36. Feltl & Co., Inc. v. Burwell
  37. Doboszenski & Sons, Inc. v. Burwell
  38. Williams v. Burwell
  39. The C.W. Zumbiel Co. v. Burwell
  40. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York v. Burwell
  41. Thomas Aquinas College v. Burwell
  42. Legatus v. Burwell
  43. Reaching Souls International Inc. v. Burwell
  44. Geneva College v. Burwell
  45. Southern Nazarene University v. Burwell
  46. East Texas Baptist University. v. Burwell
  47. Grace Schools v. Burwell
  48. Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend v. Burwell
  49. Ave Maria Foundation v. Burwell
  50. Catholic Diocese of Beaumont v. Burwell
  51. Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Burwell
  52. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta v. Burwell
  53. Stewart v. Burwell
  54. Dobson v. Burwell
  55. Fellowship of Catholic University Students v. Burwell
  56. Union University v. Burwell
  57. Stinson Electric, Inc. v. Burwell
  58. Dordt College v. Burwell
  59. Hastings Chrysler Center, Inc. v. Burwell
  60. The Catholic Benefits Association LCA v. Burwell
  61. Brandt v. Burwell
  62. Colorado Christian University v. Burwell
  63. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Philadelphia v. Secretary U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  64. Diocese of Cheyenne v. Burwell
  65. Archdiocese of St. Louis v. Burwell
  66. The Catholic Benefits Association LCA v. Burwell
  67. Mersino Management Co. v. Burwell
  68. Holland v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  69. Louisiana College v. Burwell
  70. Ave Maria School of Law v. Burwell
  71. Ave Maria University v. Burwell
  72. MK Chambers Co. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  73. Most Reverend David A. Zubik v. Burwell
  74. Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico v. Burwell
  75. Randy Reed Auto. Inc. v. Burwell
  76. Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co. v. Burwell
  77. Insight for Living Ministries v. Burwell
  78. Association of Christian Schools v. Burwell
  79. Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. v. Burwell
  80. March for Life v. Burwell
  81. Sharpe Holdings, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
With these decisions for the government:

  1. Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc. v. Burwell
  2. University of Notre Dame v. Burwell
  3. Real Alternatives v. Burwell
In these 7 cases, previous rulings are being reconsidered after the Supreme Court's decision in Zubik v. Burwell, so their status remains pending:

  • Priests for Life v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Archbishop of Washington v. Burwell
  • Michigan Catholic Conference v. Burwell
  • Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Burwell
  • Wheaton College v. Burwell
  • Little Sister of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Burwell
  • EWTN v. Burwell

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