Articles Tagged 'contraception'
Judge blocks Trump contraception rule in 13 states
A federal judge on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules that would allow most businesses to opt out of covering contraception for their employees if they… READ MORE
New York governor requires insurance companies to cover contraception
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception… READ MORE
Department of Justice: Put a hold on contraception suits
Thereâ€™s no reason to try legal challenges to the contraception mandate brought by religious employers who are now protected from it until HHS decides how… READ MORE
White House proposal seeks to quell objections to birth control coverage
ByÂ Noam N. LeveyÂ /Â Tribune Washington Bureau
The Obama administration moved Friday to further insulate religiously affiliated hospitals and universities from paying for birth control for their female employees if they object to providing the coverage on moral grounds.
The new proposal, which follows a compromise announced by President Barack Obama last month, seeks to quell lingering objections from… READ MORE
Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a “slut” and “prostitute” after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program.
The student, Sandra Fluke, had testified to congressional Democrats in support of their national health care… READ MORE
States attack ‘Obamacare’ with birth control bills, would allow insurance companies to ignore new contraception rule
From FOXNews.com – Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho â€“ Republican lawmakers in a handful of states are opening another front in the war against President Obama’s health care overhaul, seizing on the hot-button issue of birth control with bills that would allow insurance companies to ignore new federal rules requiring them to cover contraception.
Measures introduced recently in Idaho, Missouri and… READ MORE
Catholic Bishop joins contraception mandate debate
ByÂ Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times
Pointing to growing unease that President Obamaâ€™s proposed contraception coverage rule doesnâ€™t protect religious freedom sufficiently, a Catholic bishop toldÂ CongressÂ on Thursday the church will throw its weight behind House legislation releasing any employer from the mandate on religious or moral grounds.
BishopÂ William LoriÂ of Bridgeport, Conn., said the U.S. Conference of… READ MORE
Rick Santorum distances himself from supporterâ€™s â€˜aspirinâ€™ comment on contraception
By Associated Press
NOVI, Mich. â€” Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporterâ€™s comments about contraception.
The main donor behind… READ MORE
Bishop checkmates Obama on birth control
By GLENN THRUSH and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | Politico
It was no secret inside the West Wing that Bill Daley, a Catholic with deep connections… READ MORE
Some Democrats break from Obama on new contraception policy, as GOP vows to reverse it
Some members of President Obama’s own party are voicing opposition to his administration’s controversial rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees.
As Democratic women lawmakers put up a united front in defending the administration, other Democrats are split over the new birth control policy, which has been condemned by Republicans as an “unambiguous… READ MORE