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Obama Contraception

The Catholic Church's Game With Women's Health

Madeline Walsh | Posted 04.11.2012 | College
Madeline Walsh

In my 15th year of Catholic education, I am very familiar with the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control despite the fact that 98 percent of Catholic women have used contraception. This underscores the huge gap between the views of the Church and practicing Catholics.

Catholic Leader Slams Obama's 'Unjust' Birth Control Mandate

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George this week entered the fray of a national debate over President Obama's plan requiring most religiously affi...

Sam Stein

Obama's Contraception Rule A Matter Of Life-Altering Care For Some | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over President Barack Obama's new contraception-coverage rule has been largely been considered through the frame of rel...

Maddow Fights Back Against Fox News Pundit's Ugly Attack

Posted 04.11.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow used her Thursday show to respond to columnist and Fox News pundit Cal Thomas' comment that she should never have been born. Speaking...

WATCH: Obama Shoots Down Reporters Over Controversial Ruling

Posted 04.11.2012 | Media

President Obama shot down reporters pestering him for a comment on his controversial ruling on contraception during a Thursday photo op in the Oval Of...

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.

Have Catholic Bishops Turned Their Backs On The Working Class And The Poor?

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

Bishops have urged Catholics to be single issue voters -- that issue being of course the sexual politics of an anti-abortion and anti-gay rights agenda. The century-old Catholic social justice tradition in America has been pushed to the side.

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.

Sam Stein

Barack Obama's Contraception Ruling Backed By Previously Unreleased Survey | Sam Stein | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to hold the line on President Barack Obama's controversial contraception ruling, which requires most religiously affiliated emplo...

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.

Five Reasons Why Obama Is Losing The Contraception Fight

Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by signaling that it is w...

Queen of Angels' Condoms

Greg Palast | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Greg Palast

If a religious organization abjures condoms or The Pill or blood transfusions, that's their right. It should not be their management's right, even if the managers wear vestments, to impose those religions strictures on the bodies of their workers.

White House Defends Contentious Decision Amid Criticism

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON--The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities, hospitals and other church-affiliated employers...

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.

Contraception Compromise?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No matter how the administration explains the decision, most Catholics see the proposal as forcing institutions run by the Catholic Church to violate the churches' own moral teachings. And, while well intentioned, this does not make sense and it is not smart politics.

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...

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...

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 President Obama Is Right to Ensure Access to Contraception for America's Families

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

I was stunned to read E.J. Dionne's column in the Washington Post today denouncing a decision that should instead be lauded, especially by those of us who care about religious freedom, women's health, and economic fairness.

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

Catholic Clergy Raises False Alarms About Birth Control Mandate | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

The Catholic clergy has aggressively lobbied against the Obama administration's proposed rules for contraception coverage for the past few months, arg...

Will the President Ever "Man Up" for Women?

Keli Goff | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Those of us who are tired of political posturing should remember that the real culprits in the political standoff over contraception are not conservatives.