November 24, 2017

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Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court

Companies are not required to pay for employees’ contraceptives for women if they have religious objections, the Supreme Court ruled today.

The justices’ decision came in a 5-4 ruling.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the main dissent.

The court holds: “As applied to closely held corporations the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA”

Alito wrote that “RFRA applies to regulations that govern the activities of closely held for profit corporations like Conestoga and Hobby Lobby” and the “The HHS contraceptive mandate substantially burdens the exercise of religion.”

“The Government has failed to show that the contraceptive mandate is the least restrict means of furthering that interest,” according to the majority opinion.

Arkansas Adoption: Open Adoption

arkansas.adoption.pregnant.attorney.optionsWith the choices in open adoption today, choosing adoption can be the most loving decision you ever make for your child. Did you know that:

 

  • You can see and hold your baby?
  • Your child will always know that you love them?
  • You can choose your baby’s parents from many qualified, loving families?
  • You can choose to receive letters, photos, and even share visits with your child?
  • You can specify how you want your delivery and hospital stay to go?
  • Your parents or the baby’s father & his family can participate in the adoption too?
  • You can receive quality counseling?

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Can a Minor Mother Consent to Adoption in Arkansas?

 

Yes, a mother less than 18 years of age can consent to an adoption without the concurrence of her parents or guardian. If the mother is a minor, the writing shall be signed by a court-ordered guardian ad litem, who has been appointed by a judge of a court of record in this state to appear on behalf of the minor parent for the purpose of executing consent. The signing shall be made in the

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presence of an authorized representative of the Arkansas licensed placement agency taking custody of the baby, or in the presence of a notary public, or in the presence and with the approval of a judge of a court of record of this state or any other state in which the baby was present at the time it was signed.

AR Code 9-9-208

Arkansas Adoption: What if I Can’t Afford to See a Doctor While I am Pregnant?

arkansas.pregnancy.adoption.attorneyAssistance is available. Through different levels of support, your pregnancy will not cost you anything financially. The government has an interest in making certain you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Additionally, the law allows the adopting parents to pay any necessary medical expenses. We want to make sure you know your options, and protecting the health of the baby will also help protect your health.  Please let us help with any questions you have.