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Laura Bassett

White House Bending On Birth Control Rule | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with increasing pressure from religious groups and Catholic lawmakers in both parties over the new federal requirement for birth c...

Bold Obama Move Threatens To Divide Democrats

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are deeply divided over President Barack Obama's new rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide insurance for...

Catholics, Condoms and the Separation of Church and State

Terence Clarke | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Terence Clarke

What the religious legislators and zealots will not do, condoms and other forms of birth control will. It is appropriate, however, to continue the conversation about the separation of church and state, because it too is a very large issue.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Catholic Students Split From Church In Key Debate | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Single, 18-year-old female, likes having control over her own body, looking for affordable birth control. That's Keely Monroe's summ...

The Santorum Strain

Robert Walker | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Santorum represents a strain in American politics that believes preventing unintended and unwanted pregnancies is both a moral wrong and a social ill: women who engage in sexual intercourse -- voluntarily or not -- should have children by chance, not by choice.

Contraception Isn't a PR Game; It's a Woman's Right

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

This is about the notion that some religiously affiliated hospitals and schools receive federal money and therefore cannot deny a woman a federal guarantee. This is real 'class warfare' and this time the victims are the most vulnerable -- women from lower-income neighborhoods.

Most of Obama's 'Controversial' Birth Control Rule Has Been Law For A Decade

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to require most employers to cover birth control and insurers to offer it at no cost has created a firestorm of cont...

Do Republicans Have Sex?

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Members of Congress love to talk about their families. So we should be able to tell whether or not members who say they don't believe that contraception is an essential aspect of health care, especially for women, are likely users of contraception.

Laura Bassett

Dem Lawmaker Blames Catholic Bishops For 'Confusion' | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Diana DeGette, co-chair of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, said that at least three of her progressive colleagues, whom she de...

Republicans Vow To Stop 'Attack' By Obama

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama's new policy on birth control, lambasting the rule that religious sch...

White House Fires Shot At Romney

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is taking on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over his criticism of President Barack Obama's birth control coverage ...

Protecting Access to Birth Control Does Not Violate Religious Freedom -- And It Is a Moral Imperative

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Let's be clear, the controversy over the Obama administration's rules that require all employers who provide health insurance to provide birth control without a co-pay to its women employees, has nothing to do with religious freedom.

I'm Outraged - Why Aren't You?

Jen Psaki | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jen Psaki

For full disclosure, I am a Catholic, I am a Democrat and I am a woman. I am also someone who if push came to shove can afford to pay over the counter for birth control. But the false outcry this week over the need to cover birth control has made me raving mad.

Laura Bassett

Conservative Pundit Compares Birth Control Rule To Rise Of Nazi Germany | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Conservative commentator Eric Metaxas took the religious lobbyists' argument against birth control coverage to a new extreme on MSNBC Tuesday morning,...

Marco Rubio Talks 'Unplanned' Children

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a lighthearted personal anecdote this week amid a broader rebuke of the Obama administration's decision to disallow rel...

Boehner: Obama Policy Violates The Constitution

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to contain a growing election-year outcry over its decision that church-affiliated empl...

Palin Speaks Out Against Obama, Contraception Rule

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin gave her two cents Tuesday regarding a religiously-charged piece of the Affordable Care Act's contraception rule. On Jan. 20, the Obama...

Laura Bassett

Sen. Marco Rubio Writes Bill To Override Birth Control Mandate | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill on Monday that would override the Obama administration's new rule on birth control coverage ...

Amanda Terkel

Religious Leaders To Obama: Thanks For Pro-Choice Birth Control Decision | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of religious organizations Monday thanked President Obama for his administration's recent decision on contraception, hoping t...

Why New Birth Control Benefits Are the Right Choice and Why Religious Conservatives Have It Wrong

June Carbone | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
June Carbone

It is time to recognize the contradictions of a private health care system that exists only because of government subsidies. Avoiding unwanted pregnancies is too important to be left in the hands of a small number of men in robes.

Laura Bassett

Mitt Romney Slams Birth Control Decision Similar To One He Made In Massachusetts | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

The Mitt Romney campaign sharply criticized President Barack Obama's recent decision to require most religiously affiliated employers to offer their e...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich Lambastes Obama's Contraception Rule | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At a Monday morning rally at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sharply condemned ...

Laura Bassett

Obama Stands Up To Religious Groups On Birth Control | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

In a long-anticipated decision that will affect millions of women's ability to pay for contraception, the Obama administration announced on Friday tha...

Laura Bassett

Is Obama On Thin Ice With Women Voters? | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Women played a huge role in propelling President Barack Obama to victory during the 2008 elections, supporting him more strongly than men by seven per...

Laura Bassett

Plan B Aftermath: Democratic Women In Congress Go Easy On Obama | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's rights groups expressed outrage on Wednesday when a top Obama administration official overruled a recommendation from government...