iOS app Android app

Obama Birth Control Mandate

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...

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...

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out of the Victorian Era

Ellen Chesler | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women's access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards.

Let Us Pray

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


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...

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...

Why "Free Birth Control" Is Not Free

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Let's call the birth control benefit what it is: Women's hard-earned insurance coverage. It's ours. We earned it. We pay for it. We deserve it.

Amid Political Battle, Catholic Bishops Promote 'Natural' Family Planning

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 07.19.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Amid a battle with President Obama over a new contraception mandate, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops are promoting natural family planning -...

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...

Romney To Have Unusual Follower On Campaign Trail

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

In a new effort to draw attention to Mitt Romney's opposition to President Obama's birth control coverage mandate, Planned Parenthood is sending an un...

Catholic Obama Ally Rejects Birth Control Compromise

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion

(RNS) In an unexpected blow to the Obama administration and a major boon for America's Catholic bishops, the influential Catholic Health Association o...

Catholic Institutions Say WHAT?

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I thought it ridiculous that Catholic dioceses, schools and organizations sued Obama over the mandate requiring most employers to include free birth control as part of their health insurance coverage.

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...

Tea Party Senator's Advice To Women Who Can't Afford Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) weighed into the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's birth control mandate this weekend, dismissing the concern...

Chicago Pro-Life Group Protests Birth Control Coverage

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

Chicago pro-life and religious groups are planning a protest at Federal Plaza Friday as part of a national day of action to voice objections to the ne...

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...

Nation's Top Catholic Says Contraception Talks Are 'Going Nowhere'; White House Says Talks Under Control

Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The Obama administration is rejecting charges by the nation's top Catholic bishop that talks to modify...

Bachmann Sounds Dire Warning About Contraception Mandate

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's contraception mandate requiring most religiously-affiliated employers' he...

No Birth Control? Better Start the Sex Savings Account

Heather Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Buchanan

If not birth control, what are the options? Do we wish to regress to the rhythm method? If men can't even remember their anniversaries, how are they supposed to keep their partner's monthly ovulation calendar in their mind?

Laura Bassett

Contentious Contraception Measure Fails | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

The Senate voted on Thursday 51 to 48 to reject a controversial amendment sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have overridden the Obama Adm...

Laura Bassett

Blunt Amendment Debate Recalls Memories Of Walmart Contraception Case | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

Proponents of Sen. Roy Blunt's (R-Mo.) amendment to the Senate transportation bill, which would override President Obama's contraception coverage rule...

Laura Bassett

Blunt Amendment Is 'Desperate' GOP Election Strategy, Senate Dems Say | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

After President Obama offered a compromise to his birth control coverage rule, which would allow faith-based organizations to opt out of covering the ...

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Calls Obama An 'Extremist' Who Supported 'Infanticide' | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night, during a GOP debate in Arizona, took shots at President Barack Obama for his pro-choice histor...