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Latest HHS Spin on the Abortion Pill Mandate is Still Unconstitutional

Late last week, on Friday afternoon, while most of us were checking out of work and focusing on the weekend, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release informing of yet another revision to its contraceptive/abortion pill mandate. As it turns out, we didn't miss much.

After Hobby Lobby, HHS' New Contraceptive Rules Up for Public Comment

Even though the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate took a blow in Hobby Lobby, the Obama administration is still out there trying to preserve it -- and head off any future problems. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new proposed rules about the procedures religious employers......

Fox Ignores Fact That New Contraception Mandate Rules Follow SCOTUS Instructions

Fox News host Shannon Bream misled about new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that allow both non-profit and for-profit entities to opt-out of health insurance coverage for contraception, while pretending...Show More Summary

-New HHS Contraceptive Mandate Rules Fail Again

              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Friday (Aug.22) the Obama administration issued new procedures (the 8th set of rules) for fulfilling their HHS Contraceptive and Abortifacient Mandate. However, the Baptists and the Catholic Bishops have already found the latest revision to be inadequate for maintaining religious freedom. Show More Summary

A Hobby Lobby Patch For Obamacare

by Dish Staff On Friday, the Obama administration proposed a fix to the ACA’s contraceptive mandate that it hopes will render the effects of the Hobby Lobby ruling moot by providing a way for employees of closely-held corporations with religious objections to the mandate to obtain contraception coverage. Sarah Kliff outlines the new rule, on […]

ObamaCare's Latest 'Accommodation' to Contraception Mandate: 'Insulting Accounting Gimmick'

On Friday, the Obama administration issued its eighth “accommodation” to ObamaCare’s HHS contraception mandate, which requires most employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to employees through their health insurance plans. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Bends Over Backwards (Again) to Accommodate Religious Opposition to Birth Control Coverage

Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses?They were just kidding about that.

U.S. to propose birth control exception for religious companies: source

(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely-held companies that object to contraception on religious grounds, proposing a new accommodation to health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday. Show More Summary

The Battle Over the Health Law’s Contraception Mandate –Timeline

Here's a timeline of major events in the battle over the health law's contraception-coverage requirements.

Breaking: The contraception mandate benefits women

New research reinforces what we already know -- "avoiding pregnancy is a key component of women's health"

Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage

Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans -- except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers' religious beliefs -- to provide women with access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without cost-sharing. Show More Summary

Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage

Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. read more

Change to Obamacare Religious Accommodation Leaked in Court Filing

Hobby Lobby happened: Employers can request an exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate portion of Obamacare if the closely held corporation's owners' religious beliefs would be burdened by the mandate. But it wasn't just the coverage requirement that burdened these owners' religious beliefs. Later that week, the Court issued an......

-Federal Judge Gives Baptist College an Exemption From HHS Mandate

        (US Depart.of Justice: Wikipedia) A federal judge in Louisiana on Wednesday gave a Baptist college an exemption from the Obama administrations HHS Contraceptive/Abortifacient Mandate. Here’s the story from the CItizenLink: In a landmark decision, a federal district court on Wednesday said a Christian college in Louisiana is exempt from complying with the HHS mandate. […]

New Women's Health Issues Commentary Recommends Steps to Take Full Advantage of the ACA's Contraceptive Mandate

In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, a new Commentary in the journal Women's Health Issues emphasizes the importance of making the most of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...Show More Summary

How late-marrying, contraception-using progressives are helping the religious right

If nothing else, the continuing fight over ObamaCare's infamous contraception mandate has revealed two profound cultural divides in America. The first is about the role of government. The other is about fertility. It increasingly seems as if the progressive secular worldview is almost hostile to fertility. Show More Summary

3 States File Brief on Behalf of Catholic TV Station Seeking Exemption From HHS' Contraception Mandate

Three states have filed an amicus brief on behalf of an Alabama-based Catholic television station founded by nuns that is seeking an exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate.

Teeing up Obamacare again

Court rulings involving Obamacare are beginning to work their way through the legal and political systems. This is likely the start of more intensive rounds of litigation and debate. On the abortion-inducing contraception mandate, the administration reportedly is giving up, according to The Hill: The White House is developing a workaround to let religious nonprofits […]

What progressives fundamentally don't get about traditional Christians

From Christian colleges challenging ObamaCare's contraception mandate to the Catholic bishops protesting gay marriage, Christians are among the most unyielding opponents of sexual liberation. Progressives working towards greater public...Show More Summary

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