Articles Tagged 'birth control'
Trump Rolls Back ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate
The Trump administration will allow virtually any employer to claim a religious or moral objection to Obamacare’s birth control coverage mandate under a sweeping rollback… READ MORE
Trump Administration Scales Back Obamacare Birth Control Mandate
The Trump administration announced Friday that it will exempt employers from providing insurance coverage for contraception if it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs,… READ MORE
Holy alliance: Catholics, Southern Baptists unite against Obamacare contraception mandate
Americaâ€™s Catholic bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention joined forces on Friday, calling on Congress to pass bills that would exempt companies and nonprofits from the contraception insurance coverage mandate in President Obamaâ€™s health care law.
The Rev. William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, and SBC President Russell D. Moore say companion bills in the House and Senate would â€œaddress… READ MORE
White House fights Catholic Church subpoena on birth control
WASHINGTON | The Obama administration has gone to court to try to block a subpoena from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York seeking White House documents about the government’s requirement of insurance coverage for birth control.
The subpoena requesting documents from President Barack Obama and his senior advisers would be burdensome to fulfill, the administration said in a lawsuit… READ MORE
Concession on birth control not sufficient, bishops say
Americaâ€™s Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected President Obamaâ€™s latest contraception mandate upon religiously affiliated hospitals, schools and charities, saying the rules still donâ€™t ensure that people wonâ€™t be forced to pay for contraceptives to which they morally object.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he appreciated the Health and Human Services… READ MORE
Birth Control Mandate Suits Moving to Supreme Court?
NEW YORK â€“ The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
Faith-affiliated charities, hospitals and universities have filed dozens of lawsuits against the mandate, which requires employers to provide insurance that covers contraception for free. However, many for-profit business owners… READ MORE
FDA WON’T REGULATE PA. BIRTH CONTROL MACHINE
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.
FDA spokeswoman Erica Jefferson said Friday that officials looked at publicly available information about the Shippensburg University vending program, spoke with university and campus health officials, and decided no action was necessary.… READ MORE
Federal judge blocks Missouri law to deny birth control coverage
A federal judge on Friday blocked a new Missouri law that requires health insurers to offer plans that exclude contraception coverage if employers or individuals… READ MORE
Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling for over-the-counter, oral contraception sales, arguing that such a move would take a potent political issue away from Democrats.… READ MORE
Illinois dioceses, other Catholic groups sue over White House insurance mandate
By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune reporterThe Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost ofÂ birth controlÂ for employees.
Catholic Charities programs in both dioceses also filed simultaneous lawsuits in U.S. District Court on … READ MORE