The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama’s administration. The justices asked the Cincinnati-based 6th...
Obamacare requires that every insurance policy covers certain things with no additional out-of-pocket charges for the policy-holder. One of those things to be covered is prescribed birth control, whether pills or an IUD or implants or any kind of birth control prescribed by a doctor. Show More Summary
Health insurance coverage of contraceptives like hormonal implants, patches and vaginal rings remains inconsistent for American women, even though the Affordable Care Act requires no-cost access to birth control, according to a report...Show More Summary
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 are? Well it’s hard not to walk out of oral argument this morning in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Show More Summary
Faith leaders have spoken out against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover free birth control in their employee health plans —but many of their female followers feel differently.
A History of Contraceptives in America Last week, I began a series of blog posts about contraception and faith. Rather than rehashing the debate that ensued, please refer to Friday's post that discusses contraception, Margaret Sanger, and women's health in the developing world. Show More Summary
The US Supreme Court has ordered the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider their ruling against Norte Dame University in a HHS Contraceptive Mandate case. The 7th Circuit earlier ruled against the university’s lawsuit but since then SCOTUS has made a couple of rulings against the mandate in the Little Sisters of the Poor […]
The University of Notre Dame won an important victory at the Supreme Court Monday morning when the Court granted in its case involving Obamacare's contraception mandate. The "GVR" order (grant, vacate, remand) granted Notre Dame a "writ...Show More Summary
The US Supreme Court sided with religious conservatives Monday in the debate over the contraception mandate under Obamacare when it ordered a lower court to reexamine its ruling. An earlier decision by the 7th U.S. District Court ofShow More Summary
It would have been so easy to permit a religious exemptions from Obamacare coverage requirements that are contrary to the religious values of employers and institutions. Think of the litigation and societal conflict that could have been avoided. But that’s not how this administration rolls. Show More Summary
Introducing a series on contraception and faith. The Christian response to contraception tends to make news headlines, particularly in recent years. When the Affordable Care Act mandated employers pay for contraceptive methods, both Protestants and Catholics objected. Show More Summary
Last year the 7th Circuit Court ruled against Notre Dame University and forced them to pay for contraception insurance despite the school’s religious objections to contraceptives. Today the US Supreme
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The Supreme Court on Monday threw out an appeals court decision that went against the University of Notre Dame over its religious objections to the Obamacare health law’s contraception requirement. The justices asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision in favor of the...
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out an appeals court decision that went against the University of Notre Dame over its religious objections to the Obamacare health law’s contraception requirement. Show More Summary
A so-called "emergency contraceptive" that has been central to recent court battles due to its mandated coverage by the Obama administration works most often by causing an abortion, according to a review of medical data published this month in the journal The Linacre Quarterly.
A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating more insurance plans cover them. Image: Shutterstock The post All-Male Committee Defeats Virginia Contraceptive Access Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
An ironic twist of fate has occurred, Planned Parenthood which lobbied heavily for the Affordable Care Act, is now blaming the ObamaCare monstrosity for the closure of a Michigan clinic. A local Michigan media outlet reports: Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan is closing its Battle Creek clinic, citing “increasing competition and declining patient demand” […]
The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees. Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the […]
The national director of Priests for Life said that his organization rejects the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding its objection to the HHS contraception mandate and will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of the United States. Show More Summary