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Contraception Mandate

How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.

Laura Bassett

White House: Employers Must Disclose Objections To Covering Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

The White House on Thursday sent a message to companies that want to opt out of covering birth control, saying those employers are required to be tran...

Supreme Court to Women: Father Knows Best

Nan Aron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

These three decisions, taken together, are an assault on the rights, health, and economic well-being of women in every corner of this country. But they are also a challenge to President Obama, to Congress, to the political system, and to the American people to take the action necessary to undo the damage.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Can't Agree On The Hobby Lobby Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Americans don't agree on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Forty-six percent of Americans ...

Laura Bassett

Hobby Lobby Win Could Spell Trouble For Religious Nonprofits

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his opinion concurring with the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby birth control case Monday, Justice Anthony Kennedy may ha...

Sam Stein

White House, Democrats Plot Response To Hobby Lobby Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and allied Democrats on the Hill quickly began exploring potential responses to the Supreme Court’s decision ...

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...

Poll Reveals Public Support For Contraception Mandate

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs. Ob...

SURVEY: Majority Supports Contraception Insurance Mandate

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) More than six in 10 Americans say publicly held corporations should be required to provide employees with health insurance plans that include no...

It Sure Looks Like The Contraception Mandate Is Doomed

Slate | Dahlia Lithwick | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

You know those ubiquitous BuzzFeed quizzes? The ones trying to help you determine what brand of peanut butter or which Game of Thrones character you a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Struggles In Hobby Lobby Case With Question Of Companies' Religious Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justices on the Supreme Court seemed to struggle Tuesday with the question of whether a private company can get out of a federal law by ...

Religious Refusal's Long Discriminatory History

Julian Bond | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Julian Bond

Religious liberty is one of the most important rights we have as Americans, and people of faith, such as my college teacher Martin Luther King Jr., have been instrumental in building a more perfect union. But as history all-too-often repeats itself, we cannot ignore that slavery, Jim Crow laws, and denial of women's suffrage were all once justified on religious grounds.

Contraception Mandate War: The Endless Saga Continues...

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

For those who haven't been following every twist and turn of this controversial issue, you may have (wrongly) assumed that the contraception mandate war has long been settled by now. Alas.

Reince Priebus Rebukes Huckabee's Libido Comments

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Monday criticized Mike Huckabee's controversial comments about women and birth control, saying H...

Huckabee Makes Epic Flip-Flop On Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Before Republican talk show host Mike Huckabee considered President Barack Obama's contraception coverage mandate an insult to women, he had signed a ...

Laura Bassett

Mike Huckabee: Democrats Tell Women 'They Cannot Control Their Libido'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is so fed up with the anti-Republican "War on Women" narrative that he went on a rant Thursday, a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Lawyers Shoot Down Catholic Groups' Objections To Birth Control Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Requiring Catholic institutions to sign a form to get out of the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate isn't a "substantial burden...

The Abortion Wars: Men Who Trust Women

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Steve Heilig

Most men are pro-choice to varying degrees, but unlike the anti-choice activists, are relatively quiet about that. Perhaps that can change a bit.

Supreme Court To Review Religious Objections To Contraception Mandate

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

(Corrects paragraph 17 by removing incorrect phrase "even if an egg has been fertilized") By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON...

Hobby Lobby Hopes To Take Contraception Mandate To SCOTUS

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to take up the company's lawsuit against the fe...

POLL: American Catholics Agree Church Too Obsessed With Contraception, Gays

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obses...

Obama 'Hugely Impressed' With Pope Francis

Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis has a new fan. In an interview with CNBC, President Obama was asked about the Pope, and specifically about his recent comments that th...

Dozens Of Religious Groups Protest Contraception Mandate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Ann Rodgers | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion

Leaders from the nation's two largest religious bodies -- the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention -- released an interfaith letter cal...

Laura Bassett

Contraception Mandate Likely Headed To Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

The number of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's contraception coverage mandate climbed to 60 last week, and legal experts on both sides ...

Contraception Mandate Strengthens Religious Liberty And Women's Health

Sally Steenland | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

The administration's announcement that religiously affiliated institutions are permitted to opt out of the contraception requirement strengthens religious liberty while safeguarding women's health.