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Obama Contraception

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker's Suggestion For Married Couples' Contraception | John Celock | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should pract...

Honoring Religious Objections And Access To Contraceptive Coverage

Melissa Rogers | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion
Melissa Rogers

It is right to honor the religious objections of faith-based employers, but it is also right to ask why we retain a system where the health coverage employees receive may be limited by those objections.

This Is a Joke, Right?

Nita Chaudhary | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Nita Chaudhary

It's 2012 and the biggest controversy in Washington, D.C., is over unemployment, the foreclosure crisis, the war in Afghanistan, birth control.

Elise Foley

House Democrat Mocks Newt Gingrich For Birth Control Comments | Elise Foley | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) mocked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on the House floor Thursday for his statements on abortio...

Freedom Of And From Religion

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Bill Moyers

Here we are once again, arguing over how to honor religious liberty without it becoming the liberty to impose on others moral beliefs they don't share. Our practical solution is the one Barack Obama embraced the other day.

Laura Bassett

House Dems Walk Out Of Birth Control Hearing | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Democrats walked out of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious liberty and the birth control rule on Thursda...

99% of Women Have Used Contraceptives. The GOP Again Goes For The 1%

Michael Keegan | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The GOP has followed its extremist fringe off the deep end, leaving the rest of us back in the reality based world, and befuddled. Their strategists warned them not to do this, but it appears that to the GOP, unhinged fringe issues are like catnip.

Faith's Big Picture

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Catholic institutions that truly believe in celebrating life need to be good models of welcome, hospitality and pastoral care for all of God's children, whether virtuous or wayward, righteous or confused.

The Birth Control Debate That Isn't Happening

Margie Omero | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

It's 2012, but to hear the Right talk about birth control, and "emotional" women in the workforce and the military, one might think we're trapped in Downton Abbey's 1914.

Sam Stein

White House Denounces Congress Revival Of Birth Control Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unbowed by the dust-up from last week’s contraception debate, the Obama administration has jumped feet-first into the next round. ...

The Long History of the War Against Contraception

Ellen Chesler | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

Why have Republicans allowed the family planning issue to tie their candidates up in knots in 2012? The answer is in just how outsized the influence of a minority viewpoint can be on a political party, so long as it represents the base of that party's support.

The Illiberality of ObamaCare

Michael F. Cannon | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Michael F. Cannon

The non-compromise Obama floated does not reduce by one penny the amount of money he would force Catholics to spend on contraception. Worse, this mandate is just one manifestation of how the president's health care law will grind up the freedom of every American.

Keep Your Leeches for Yourself

Emily Spitzer | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

This decision is not about the administration siding with or against different interest groups. It is about siding with science, and with the right of all people to access health care that meets modern standards of appropriate care.

Zach Carter

Pacifist Activists Deride Bishops Over Birth Control Coverage | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-profile Republicans and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have decried the Obama administration's new contraception ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Birth Control Rule Will Hurt Homeless Veterans, Warns GOP Congressman | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), a leading Republican congressman overseeing veterans issues, is warning that President Obama's decision on bi...

Religious Freedom Means Choice for Individuals, Not Institutions

Kristin Aschenbrenner | Posted 04.14.2012 | College
Kristin Aschenbrenner

I'm a church-attending Christian, and faith is a large part of my own life. My faith, much like my medical decisions, is both nuanced and personal.

Open Letter To Archbishop Timothy Dolan: Stop The Partisan Politics

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

There is a double standard where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is concerned: you'll start a nuclear political war with a pro-choice Democrat but allow a pro-life Republican to get away with anything.

Sam Stein

Paul Ryan On Obama's 'Accounting Trick' | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration's revised ruling on the contraception coverage that religious institutions must offer employees has not won over critics, des...

Time to End Political Attacks on Contraception

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Let's move on to making sure our families are healthy. Let's move on to growing our economy. And let's move on to creating jobs and getting people back to work.

Under Pressure, Obama Exempts Religious Groups From Contraception Rule

Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) Facing growing furor from religious groups, President Obama on Friday (Feb. 10) unveiled an "accommoda...

It's Not About Conscience, It's About Bullying

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

When officials of the Catholic Church resort to claims of conscience, they are not referring to the conscience of the women who seek insurance coverage for birth control; they are referring to their own stricken conscience.

Friday Talking Points -- White House Fumbles

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what you think of the administration's decision on birth control, I think we can all agree that it was handled extremely badly from the get-go. This is not the way to roll out a contentious policy, guys and gals.

John Celock

Birth Control Debate Moves To States As Obama Rule Simmers | John Celock | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

With birth control issues taking center stage at the federal level with the Obama administration's new rules requiring insurers to provide contracepti...

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Go After Tammy Baldwin, Claire McCaskill On Birth Control Rule | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are trying to use President Obama's recent birth control rule to cause trouble for Democratic senatorial candidates, airing ...

Sam Stein

Rick Santorum: Contraception Shouldn't Be Covered By Insurance At All | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum said on Friday afternoon that he was not persuaded by the Obama administration's revisions of rules requiring religious inst...