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Birth Control Mandate

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 the...

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.

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...

The Illusion of Religious Choice

Joseph Rauch | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I do not think raising a child without religious values bears more merit than raising a child with religious values, but the development is certainly worth looking into.

The Lessons of The Scarlet Letter Today

Linda Greider | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Linda Greider

Long life and lots of experience have taught me that nobody ever changes their mind about abortion. But to put a face, or at least a name, on the subject, here's a story: Fifty-three years ago when I was 16, I had an abortion.

White House Proposal Gives Religious Groups More Say In Birth Control Mandate

Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The Obama administration is offering to expand the number of faith-based groups that can be exempt fro...

Politics Proves: Sex Terrifies the Religious

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Interesting, isn't it, that this Church so intent on managing the sex lives of its adherents is run by men and women who are not allowed to have any?

Laura Bassett

Catholic Bishops Find Birth Control 'Inexpensive' | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of their intensely focused effort to repeal the Obama administration's new contraception coverage policy, the U.S. Conference of...

Arizona, You Can't Change the Constitution by Not Understanding It

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

There is nothing in the mandate that forces the religious to take contraceptives or to condone contraception. It's a requirement that anti-contraception communities accept the practices of other communities, like the Amish having to accept that not everyone else travels in a horse-drawn buggy.

Laura Bassett

Arizona Bill Penalizes Birth Control Use For Non-Medical Reasons | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Arizona legislators have advanced an unprecedented bill that would require women who wish to have their contraception covered by their health insuranc...