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Birth Control Mandate

Laura Bassett

Nuns Lose Case Against Birth Control Mandate | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Denver-based Catholic order of nuns, must comply with the Affordable Care...

Women Are Spending $1.4 Billion Less On Birth Control Due To Obamacare: Report

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

Spending on birth control has significantly decreased since the Affordable Care Act's mandate for insurance companies to cover contraception went into...

Jeffrey Young

Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control Varies, Despite Obamacare Mandate | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Health insurance coverage of contraceptives like hormonal implants, patches and vaginal rings remains inconsistent for American women, even though the...

Samantha Lachman

Both Sides Of Reproductive Rights Debate Concerned About Revised Religious Freedom Laws | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reproductive rights advocates and opponents are both sounding a cautionary note about how religious freedom laws likes the ones signed b...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Groups Are Still Fighting Birth Control Coverage | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Anti-abortion groups are still fighting the Obama administration's birth control coverage rule in court, despite a new accommodation that gives employ...

Jeffrey Young

Birth Control Is Free Under Obamacare, But Not Everyone Got The Memo | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

One of Obamacare's biggest selling points for women is the guarantee of no-cost birth control, a new benefit that includes all forms of contraception ...

Shadee Ashtari

Missouri Lawmaker Suing Federal Government To Keep Daughters From Accessing Birth Control | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Missouri state Rep. Paul Wieland (R) and his wife, Teresa, are renewing their suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the A...

Obama Weighs Options To Cover Contraception

The New York Times | ROBERT PEAR and ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, reeling from back-to-back blows from the Supreme Court this week, is weighing options that would provide cont...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Can't Agree On The Hobby Lobby Decision | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Americans don't agree on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Forty-six percent of Americans ...

Hunter Stuart

14 More Companies That Likely Will Deny Employees Birth Control | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

Hobby Lobby was just one of dozens of for-profit companies that challenged Obamacare's so-called contraception mandate, which requires companies with ...

Reminder: Birth Control Does More Than Just Prevent Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

While the Supreme Court's ruling that certain types of corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage for their employees has large...

Poll Shows Support For Birth Control Mandate On Eve Of Court Ruling

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - A majority of Americans oppose letting employers, based on their religious views, ex...

Ahead Of Hobby Lobby Decision, Americans Split On Contraception Mandate For Religious Employers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Just days before the expected announcement of the Supreme Court's ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds Americans...

Driving the Point Home: Judges Matter

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Those who would block progress and roll back gains are hard at work. Now is the time to make our voices heard. It may not be too late, but it is later than we think!

GOP Candidate: Making Christians Cover Birth Control Is Like Making Jews Serve Neo-Nazis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress equated the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover contraceptives as a preventive benefit with forcing p...

My Faith Is Offended by Inequality, Not Birth Control

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Where is the moral outrage of the owners of Hobby Lobby for the millions of Americans without health insurance for no other reason than they are poor in the "wrong" state? Does this not wound their consciences?

My Employer Shamed Me for Using Birth Control

Jessica R. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Jessica R.

After the insurance company first denied me birth control, I made an appointment with the Human Resources director. I assumed it was a problem with the insurance company. Boy, was I wrong. The director told me that birth control is something the university should never be expected to cover, and that I should be more responsible for my reproduction and "proud" of my child.

Keeping Bosses Out of Our Birth Control

Karen Middleton | Posted 04.20.2014 | Denver
Karen Middleton

Providing a basic health service to millions of people shouldn't be up for debate, but the bosses fighting this law want to do whatever it takes to push their way into decisions that should stay between an individual and their doctor.

Notre Dame's Lawsuit Takes A New Turn, Thanks To 3 Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Three students at the University of Notre Dame will be able to join the federal government's side in a lawsuit over a requirement to have health insur...

The Still Uncertain State of Reproductive Health in America

Robert Walker | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

This week the Population Institute released its second annual report card on reproductive health and rights in the US, and the results were not encouraging. Thirteen states received a failing grade, and the US as a whole received a "C-" for the second year in a row.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Lawyers Shoot Down Catholic Groups' Objections To Birth Control Mandate | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Requiring Catholic institutions to sign a form to get out of the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate isn't a "substantial burden...

Supreme Court To Review Religious Objections To Contraception Mandate

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

(Corrects paragraph 17 by removing incorrect phrase "even if an egg has been fertilized") By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON...

The Bishops v. Birth Control: It's Not About the Money

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Angela Bonavoglia

It is maddening that the administration had to go to such extremes to placate the Church fathers, who dare to put "moral" and "money" as it applies to this deeply compromised institution in the same sentence.

Laura Bassett

Contraception Mandate Likely Headed To Supreme Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

The number of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's contraception coverage mandate climbed to 60 last week, and legal experts on both sides ...

Notre Dame Healthcare And 'Sincere Religious Belief'

Kathryn Pogin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kathryn Pogin

In its legal complaint, the University claims that it is "unapologetically committed to the moral principles and ethics of the Catholic Church," but the truth is that it has chosen to live out its Catholic mission selectively, and in a way that exacerbates existing equity issues on campus.