GOP Combats War On Women By Talking About Women’s Libidos

By: Friday January 24, 2014 8:20 am

In what would prove to be a tragic effort to regroup after losing elections due to the inability to talk about women’s issues intelligently, Republican Party leaders met to discuss ways they could appeal to women voters. Unfortunately, their keynote speaker was Fmr. Governor Mike Huckabee who decided to riff on women’s libidos and birth [...]

Judge Temporarily Blocks Contraceptive Mandate in Health Care Law

By: Saturday July 28, 2012 8:28 am

A federal court has temporarily blocked the Obama Administration’s contraceptive mandate for one Colorado air conditioning company, in the first of what promises to be several legal fights over the regulation, ultimately winding up at the Supreme Court. The ruling comes in a case brought by Hercules Industries, which argued that they should not have [...]

In Good Omen for Contraceptive Mandate, Federal Judge Throws Out Challenge

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 1:53 pm

In the first federal court ruling on the Obama Administration’s mandate for the provision of free contraceptive coverage as part of the preventive services package in the health care law, a judge in Nebraska has thrown out the challenge to the mandate pursued by six states. U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom dismissed the lawsuit, saying [...]

Catholic Hospitals Join Criticism of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

By: Monday June 18, 2012 1:00 pm

That’s Mitt Romney, appearing via video at the Faith and Freedom Conference over the weekend, decrying the contraception order put out by the Department of Health and Human Services, which the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has opposed. The decision by the Obama Administration to attack our first Freedom, religious freedom is one in which, [...]

Catholic Institutions Sue Government Over Contraception Mandate

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 12:16 pm

I mentioned this in passing in yesterday’s Roundup, but the lawsuit filed by two major Catholic institutions over the Obama Administration’s contraception rule is really something to behold. The story so far: The Department of Health and Human Services instituted a rule from the Affordable Care Act that ensured all employer-provided health insurance plans would [...]

Charity Will Not Solve a Health Care Crisis

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 12:15 pm

Reading about this, I’m reminded of that old liberal bumper sticker about how “it will be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the Pentagon has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” In Miami County, Kansas, they had to hold the equivalent of a bake sale to [...]

Religious University Abruptly Drops Birth Control Coverage

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 11:35 am

I mentioned this briefly in yesterday’s Roundup, but I wanted to circle back to it, because it’s incredible. Despite the annoying way in which the President touts his policy preferences as previously “conservative ideas,” it actually is pretty incredible, just on an anthropological level, how conservatives can manage to turn on a dime on these [...]

Backlash on the War on Women Growing in Strength, Power

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 9:46 am

If we’re seeing any renaissance in American politics at the moment, it comes from a backlash against an ever-advancing policy against the ability for women to think and make choices for themselves. This policy of female subjugation, which mostly but not entirely has focused on health care issues, has realized real gains on an almost [...]

The New Contraceptive Rules, and the Fragmentation of US Health Care

By: Monday March 19, 2012 7:35 am

Late on Friday, the Administration laid out a series of new details on the contraceptive mandate that has caused such controversy over the past several weeks. And it turns out that the White House determined that they could not enforce the mandate on self-insured plans (plans where individuals pay directly to the organization, which then [...]

Poll: Birth Control Issue Hurting Republicans in Battlegrounds

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 11:40 am

I noticed yesterday that Republicans ran away from further votes on the issue of birth control. It was pretty obvious that their position, which started as a paean to religious freedom but started to sound suspiciously like conservatives just didn’t believe in birth control – certainly not as a preventive health measure, was hurting them [...]

Republicans Bravely Run Away From Further Birth Control Votes

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 10:56 am

Remember the charge of the light brigade last week after the defeat on the Blunt amendment vote? Conservative lawmakers said they would not retreat, would not rest until all women had to get permission slips from their employers to access legal medical services, and possibly before protected having sex. The fact that health care is [...]

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