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The Catholic Church and Contraception: Revolution...or Evolution?

Robert Walker | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

In all likelihood, the Vatican's position on contraception will evolve slowly, but if the Church suddenly shifts its position on birth control, it will be interesting to see how it would affect the ongoing legal challenges to federally mandated coverage of contraception by employers.

Hobby Lobby Billionaire Is Making Progress With His Pet Project, 'Museum Of The Bible'

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Museum of the Bible. That’s it. The name of the museum under construction in Washington, D.C., is official. “We don’t ...

Shadee Ashtari

Missouri Lawmaker Suing Federal Government To Keep Daughters From Accessing Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Missouri state Rep. Paul Wieland (R) and his wife, Teresa, are renewing their suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the A...

Depriving Women of Contraceptive Care Is Bad Business

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Hollender

The Hobby Lobby case and the ensuing debate and legal wrangling attempts to avoid fulfilling the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage guarantee: This is bad for business, bad for women, bad for our economy and morally offensive.

Humpty Dumpty Meets Le Droit du Seigneur

Eliot Daley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Eliot Daley

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all." We know now who the master is to be, thanks these last two findings in a relentless stream of high court decisions favoring corporations over citizens.

Satanists Cite Hobby Lobby In Campaign For Religious Exemption To Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

A Satanist group is using the Hobby Lobby ruling to campaign for a religious exemption to anti-choice abortion laws. The Satanic Temple (TST) is a...

Lena Dunham Asks Why People Use Birth Control, World Learns Critical Lesson

Posted 07.23.2014 | Women

As the White House took steps to accommodate religious nonprofits wanting to opt out of contraception coverage, HBO's "Girls" creator Lena Dunham took...

Eden Foods' Hobby Lobby-esque Birth Control Fight Sparks Boycott

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Eden Foods CEO Michael Potter has revived a March 2013 case to nix coverage of all birt...

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

Why Are We Still Fighting Over Birth Control in the 21st Century?

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Walking home from the Capitol recently, I saw the words engraved above the portico of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law." They don't say "equal justice under law except for women." They don't say "equal justice as long as it's OK with your boss." And yet that is exactly what the court majority said in its ruling.

Laura Bassett

Hobby Lobby Override Bill Endorsed By Key Doctors' Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

A doctors' association representing 90 percent of board-certified U.S. gynecologists has endorsed Democrat-sponsored legislation to override the Supre...

My Health Is Between Me And My Doctor -- Not My Boss

Celia Buckman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

What someone should or should not do for their health is between them and their physician, not their boss.

What I Believe Everyone Needs to Know About the Hobby Lobby Decision, From A Member of the Class of 2014

Elizabeth Buffone | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Buffone

As a young American woman, I am blatantly being told that I am lesser than. In 2014, I am being told that I do not have the ability to make medical decisions for myself.

In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Republicans Are Stripping Away Rights That Others Fought So Hard to Obtain

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision, many people have suggested boycotting Hobby Lobby and other such businesses. While I support such a decision, it misses the bigger issue.

Hobby Lobby Doesn't Care About Your Birth Control

MOMocrats | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
MOMocrats

The slippery slope is here and we are sliding down fast. Justice Ginsburg set a fabulous example in her dissent.

All The Countries That Provide Free Contraception

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

The Supreme Court's decision in the controversial Hobby Lobby case, which exempts "closely held" corporations from providing birth control to employe...

Conservatives' Hobby Lobby Win Could Hurt The GOP In 2016

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptan...

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 ...

Supreme Court Rules Corporations Can Have Their Hearts Broken and Get Tummy Aches

Spencer Green | Posted 09.01.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"Corporations are just like people, and they have to deal with an assortment of melancholy, rejection, boo-boos, and owees," wrote Justice Samuel Alito in the majority opinion. "See them, feel them, touch them, heal them."

Why Christians Should Worry About Hobby Lobby's 'Victory'

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

I can speak little to the practical legal implications of this decision, but as an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, I can think of several reasons Christians should be bothered by Hobby Lobby's victory.

Dear Hobby Lobby

Liz Jackson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Liz Jackson

Here's my question: If I worked for you, would you make an exception for my Loestrin prescription? Because if you didn't make that exception, I would not be able to work for you... not that I want to.

Protecting Women's Right to Choose -- and Their Health

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Sanford Jay Rosen

I cannot fault the owners of the closely held for-profit corporations and their lawyers for pressing their claims. That is the owners' right and their lawyers' duty. I can fault the five members of the Supreme Court who issued the decision.

Baptizing Corporations

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rev. Jennifer Butler

These corporations don't have souls. They are legal entities created by humankind, not living beings created in the image of God. Endowing these artificial institutions with the same religious freedom that you and I have is both theologically troubling and legally dangerous.

What The Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Mean For The Future Of Gay Rights

Religion News Service | By Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices

(RNS) What’s the next religious liberties faceoff? Some suggest it could be between LGBT workers and religious owners of private businesses. On M...