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 [...]

White House, Surrogates Push Back on Catholic Bishop Uproar Over Contraception

By: Monday February 6, 2012 1:27 pm

I didn’t think we had reached the point in America where providing free contraception would be seen as a risky political maneuver, but here we are. Last month, the Administration agreed to universal access to birth control as part of the Affordable Care Act. Insurance companies would need to provide coverage for contraception in both [...]

Obama Agrees with HHS on Restricting Access to Morning-After Pill

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 10:20 am

The President was asked today about Kathleen Sebelius’ rejection of an FDA directive to allow the morning-after pill on drugstore shelves without a prescription. And he agrees with his HHS Secretary: “I did not get involved in the process, this was a decision of Kathleen Sebelius,” Obama said, referring to his Health and Human Services [...]

Pelosi Wants Fight on Abortion, Family Planning Funding in the House

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 2:10 pm

House Democrats have been extremely focused over the past couple weeks on the spate of Republican bills and provisions aimed at women’s health and reproductive choice. In particular, there are three bills that would massively roll back a woman’s right to choose or even to access birth control. One, HR3, would basically move the Hyde [...]

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