Articles Tagged 'contraception'

Judge blocks Trump contraception rule in 13 states

by Emily Birnbaum
January 14, 2019

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

January 22, 2017
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

by BRETT NORMAN | Politico
December 17, 2012

There’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

March 17, 2012
By Noam N. Levey / 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

March 4, 2012
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — 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

February 18, 2012
From – Associated Press BOISE, Idaho – 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

February 17, 2012
By Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times Pointing to growing unease that President Obama’s proposed contraception coverage rule doesn’t protect religious freedom sufficiently, a Catholic bishop told Congress on Thursday the church will throw its weight behind House legislation releasing any employer from the mandate on religious or moral grounds. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., said the U.S. Conference of… READ MORE

Rick Santorum distances himself from supporter’s ‘aspirin’ comment on contraception

February 17, 2012

By Associated Press

NOVI, Mich. — Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporter’s comments about contraception. The main donor behind… READ MORE

Bishop checkmates Obama on birth control

February 10, 2012

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

February 9, 2012
FoxNews 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

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