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Obama Contraception Rule

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...

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

White House Weighs In On Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration announced the final rules under the Affordable Care Act on Friday requiring most employer health insurance plans to cover emp...

Pandora's Pillbox: Obamacare as Proxy Culture War

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Our health care system is the dumping ground for all of our worst, unresolved arguments as a society. It is a long, messy list, and runs from the ovary to the grave.

State's Anti-Obamacare Law Smacked Down

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law exempting moral objectors from mandatory birth control coverage because it confl...

Laura Bassett

Affordable Care Act Birth Control Mandate Passes Court Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Nebraska has dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven states against President Barack Obama's administration over the Affordable Care Act...

Elise Foley

Pollster: There's No Democrat Conspiracy On Sandra Fluke

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

Pollster Celinda Lake responded on Friday to the rumblings of conservative commentators who claim the Obama administration planted Georgetown law stud...

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Eric Sapp

By making contraception only about women's health, we're telling voters contraception decisions are not about parents, not about men, and not about families.

Laura Bassett

Contentious Contraception Measure Fails

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

The Senate voted on Thursday 51 to 48 to reject a controversial amendment sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have overridden the Obama Adm...

Sam Stein

Kathleen Sebelius Decries 'Cynical Attempt To Roll Back Decades Of Progress In Women's Health'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney found himself tripped up over whether or not he supported a bill that would allow em...

Turning the Tide for Women: Vaginal Americans Rejoice?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Transvaginal ultrasounds mandated in Virginia? Bring it! Aspirin as birth control! Tell me more. Things have threatened to become so comically repressive, it's woken us up out of our stupor. We're mad as hell.

Imposing 'Sharia': Roman Catholic Version

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It is Roman Catholic "sharia" about contraception that the USCCB has been trying to impose on Americans of all faiths and beliefs who happen to work at a Catholic-sponsored hospital or university.

Warren, Brown Duel Over Crucial Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

The Massachusetts U.S. Senate race between sitting Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren has reached a new frontier: t...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Hold Birth Control Hearing With Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's what happened in Congress on Thursday: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presided over a hearing on women's health, f...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats To Hear Birth Control Testimony From Woman Rejected By GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In case it wasn't already apparent how politicized women's health has become on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali...

WATCH: There Were How Few Women At The Contraception Rule Hearings?

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 02.17.2012 | Women

How did hearings on whether religious organizations should be required to offer women contraception end up taking place with so few women in the room?...

Elise Foley

House Democrat Mocks Newt Gingrich For Birth Control Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

God Didn't Keep the Apple from Adam: Catholic Bishops Need to Stop Playing Politics With Choice

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Catholic institutions have been mandated by states to provide the access to contraception for years, without any backlash. So why are things different now?

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Birth Control Rule Will Hurt Homeless Veterans, Warns GOP Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

White House Attacks Rubio's 'Dangerous' Bill

AP | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday legislation in the Senate that would give employers broad leeway to restrict coverage for contraception...

Sam Stein

Paul Ryan On Obama's 'Accounting Trick'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...