Articles Tagged 'birth control'

AOC and Ted Cruz find more common ground, could ‘team up’ on another issue

by Sam Dorman | Fox News
June 13, 2019
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, offered again to team up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., this time to make birth control available as an over-the-counter medication.… READ MORE

Trump Rolls Back ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate

by Brianna Ehley
October 8, 2017
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

by Kimberly Leonard
October 6, 2017
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

America’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 Obama’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 “address… READ MORE

White House fights Catholic Church subpoena on birth control

by David Ingram, Reuters
April 6, 2013
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

America’s Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected President Obama’s latest contraception mandate upon religiously affiliated hospitals, schools and charities, saying the rules still don’t ensure that people won’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 – 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


by Associated Press
January 26, 2013
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

by Reuters, Yahoo News
December 24, 2012

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

December 16, 2012

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

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