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Birth Control Mandate

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.

Hobby Lobby To Avoid Massive Fines In Birth Control Fight

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

DENVER — An appeals court said Thursday that Hobby Lobby and a sister company that sells Christian books and supplies can fight the nation's new...

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.

Republican Lawmakers Back Hobby Lobby's Obamacare Birth Control Fight

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Christian-owned retail chain Hobby Lobby won the backing of some high-profile Republicans in its fight against Obamacare's birth-control mandate last ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Divided On Exemptions For Contraception Rule | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Americans are divided over whether religiously affiliated non-profits should be exempt from having to cover the costs of their employees' contraceptio...

Jaweed Kaleem

Religious Groups: Contraception Mandate Change Still Violates Religious Freedom | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

Despite the Obama administration's attempts to allay concerns among some institutions with religious objections to contraception, proposed changes to ...

Laura Bassett

HHS Announces New Details On Contraception Rule | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Faced with nearly 50 lawsuits by employers with religious objections, the Obama administration announced on Friday new details of the contraception co...

Surprising Find About Sex And Condoms?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

What a new study suggests about sexual pleasure.

Notre Dame's Mandate Lawsuit Dismissed

National Catholic Register | Posted 03.10.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit filed by the University of Notre Dame to challenge the federal contraception mandate has been rejected as premature due to th...

Feds To Judge: Drop Religious Birth Control Lawsuit

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — The federal government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and other religious i...

Judge Sides With Christian Publisher On Birth Control Mandate

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Friday temporarily prevented the Obama administration from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its empl...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Obama Treats Israel With 'Indifference Bordering On Contempt' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration Friday of treating Israel with "indifference bordering on conte...

Christian College's Lawsuit Over Birth Control Dismissed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2012 | College

A federal judge dismissed Wheaton College's lawsuit against the Obama administration, objecting over a mandate that requires employee health insurance...

Laura Bassett

Evangelical School Suing White House Over Birth Control Mandate Already Covered Emergency Contraception | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois, asked a Washington, D.C. federal court on Wednesday for an emergency injunction again...

GOP Lawmaker Stands Behind Remark Comparing Birth Control Mandate To Pearl Harbor, 9/11

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) isn't backing down from a controversial comparison he made on Wednesday, likening the requirement that private insurance plans...

Tyler Kingkade

Notre Dame Students Petition To Get Administration To Drop Birth Control Lawsuit | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

At first, Kathryn Pogin was simply writing a personal letter to the Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame. It w...

Erin Mershon

GOP Lawmaker Compares Birth Control Mandate To Pearl Harbor, 9/11 | Erin Mershon | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Criticizing President Barack Obama's health care reform law on Wednesday, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) likened the requirement that private insurance plans...

Laura Bassett

Affordable Care Act Birth Control Mandate Passes Court Review | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Nebraska has dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven states against President Barack Obama's administration over the Affordable Care Act...

Mandating Contraception: The Law Over Politics

Matt Melone | Posted 07.30.2012 | College
Matt Melone

The debate actually centers on where the line between religious freedom and a citizens' secular obligations to society should be drawn. This is not a Constitutional issue, but a less glamorous and equally compelling statutory issue.

College Suing Obama Administration Over Birth Control Mandate

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Roman Catholic leaders opened a new front against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control cover...

Laura Bassett

University Drops Entire Student Health Plan Over Birth Control Rule | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic institution in Ohio, has decided to drop its entire student health insurance plan as of the fall sem...

Thousands Sign Petition For Apology Bishop Who Compared Obama To Hitler

Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

An online religious community has collected 23,000 signatures demanding an apology from the Peoria bishop who compared President Barack Obama's polici...

Notre Dame Faculty Call For Bishop Who Compared Obama To Hitler To Resign From Board

Posted 04.20.2012 | Religion

Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky is continuing to feel the heat for a sermon in which he preached that President Obama's policies were following a 'simila...

Catholic Bishop: Obama On 'Similar Path' As Hitler, Stalin

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

A downstate Illinois Catholic bishop has come under fire after he said in a message at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria that President Barack Obama is o...