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Contraception Mandate vs Religious Freedom?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The Obama administration's policy requiring most employers to provide free birth control coverage in their health insurance policies takes effec...

Another College Sues Over Birth Control Rule

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) – Wheaton College, a top evangelical school, is joining a raft of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration mandate that most...

Religious Leaders Ask HHS To Broaden Birth Control Exemption

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion

(RNS) A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption ...

Religious Freedom

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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.

Catholic Bishops Divided On Legal Battle Against Obama Birth Control Mandate

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The wave of lawsuits filed this week by more than 40 Catholic groups against the Obama administration's birth control mandate was meant...

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...

Tea Party Rep: Obama Should 'Distance Himself' From Muslim Brotherhood

Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who was recently criticized for saying the national debate over birth control coverage is "not about women," issued a statement F...

Bishops Say Obama Compromise Is 'Unconstitutional'

Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The nation's Catholic bishops say the Obama administration's proposed revisions to a mandate that requ...

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...

Laura Bassett

Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Pay: Study | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

While women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make in the United States, the gender wage gap has closed significantly over the past severa...

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...

Obama Administration Lays Out Options On Birth Control

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration signaled Friday it's willing to help insurance companies offset the cost of providing free birth control t...

Sandra Fluke and the Deborah Generation

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women
Malika Saada Saar

This Women's History Month marks the long-awaited emergence of a new post-Roe generation of women who are reframing the women's rights movement and discourse. March is, quite possibly, revealing the first stirrings of our own Women's Spring.

The Essence of Immorality

Cristina Page | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

If the Bishops insist there's no firewall great enough to protect them from our contraceptive activities, then they also must admit there's no firewall great enough to protect us from their religious activities.

I Was A Virgin On Birth Control

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

As a religion reporter weary of oversimplified culture wars, and as someone who took birth control pills long before becoming sexually active, I feel disappointed by most of the reporting so far.

Rush Limbaugh -- Sluts, Prostitutes or Just a Pack of Lies?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Juliet Jeske

Rush Limbaugh might have finally gone too far. Attacking half of the adult population directly is not always the best game plan for winning over converts to his cause.

Friday Talking Points -- "Hands Off My Uterus!"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

They don't wear funny hats any more, but there still sure are a lot of Puritans in this country these days. It wouldn't surprise me if you told me some red state is going to force every woman who gets birth control to wear a scarlet letter.

Elise Foley

Pollster: There's No Democrat Conspiracy On Sandra Fluke | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

Pollster Celinda Lake responded on Friday to the rumblings of conservative commentators who claim the Obama administration planted Georgetown law stud...

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...

John Celock

New Hampshire Lawmakers Repeal Contraception Coverage | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Saying it would reduce health insurance costs, the Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to re...

Laura Bassett

Susan B. Anthony List Says Rick Santorum Boosted By Birth Control Debate | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had a stronger than expected showing on Super Tuesday, defeating frontrunner Mitt Romney in Tennessee,...

Sandra Fluke Responds To Limbaugh's Apology

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student at the heart of the debate over contraception, dismissed Rush Limbaugh's apology for callin...

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Sandra Fluke | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

President Obama on Friday placed a call to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student at the heart of the debate over the contraceptio...