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‘Hobby Lobby,’ and the Case for Secular Health Care

On this episode of Reality Cast, I look at the fallout from the Supreme Court’s transparent attempt to force women to include their boss’s opinion in their contraceptive choices. In another segment, Michael De Dora of the Center for Inquiry talks about the role that secularism plays in pushing for better health-care access.

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Maddow: Democrats Play Up Support for Contraception Access After ‘Hobby Lobby’

Rachel Maddow discusses how in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling Democrats are showing their support for access to contraception in their political campaigns and a new bill, called the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act. [via MSNBC]

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We May Be a Few Years Away From a Remote-Controlled Birth Control Method

A new remote-controlled contraceptive implant is in development and could be on the market by 2018. It would last up to 16 years, and women could turn off the device themselves without a trip to a health-care provider.

A new remote-controlled contraceptive implant is in development and could be on the market by 2018. It would last up to 16 years, and women could turn off the device themselves without a trip to a health-care provider.

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Reid: ‘Hobby Lobby’ Bill To Be Taken Up Next Week

After calling the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case "certainly the worst in the last 25 years," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on Thursday that the Senate will take up the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act next week.

After calling the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case “certainly the worst in the last 25 years,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on Thursday that the Senate will take up the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act next week.

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Democrats Introduce Legislation to Address Contraception Access After ‘Hobby Lobby’

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), co-sponsor of the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, speaks at a press conference with other Democratic legislators and women's health advocates.

The legislation will not amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as some advocates have called for. Instead, it will clarify that employers cannot use any federal law, including RFRA, to deny employees federally guaranteed health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Putting ‘Hobby Lobby’ in Context: The Erratic Career of Birth Control in the United States

The contraceptive wars started with the notorious campaign in the late 19th century of the Postmaster General Anthony Comstock, who successfully banned the spread of information about contraception under an obscenity statute.

The contraceptive wars started with the notorious campaign in the late 19th century of the Postmaster General Anthony Comstock, who successfully banned the spread of information about contraception under an obscenity statute.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Another Health-Care Barrier for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

The Hobby Lobby decision is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander women who already face significant health disparities and barriers to insurance access.

The Hobby Lobby decision is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander women who already face significant health disparities and barriers to insurance access.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision Means Rights for Corporations, But Not for Vulnerable Citizens

Monday's ruling is a cause for grave concern—for women, for LGBT people, and for other groups whose right to equal dignity and treatment in the workplace has been placed on shaky new ground.

Monday’s ruling is a cause for grave concern—for women, for LGBT people, and for other groups whose right to equal dignity and treatment in the workplace has been placed on shaky new ground.

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The Much Maligned Condom: Why We Can’t Be Surprised Use Is Down Among Teens

Once hailed as a lifesaver and necessity for everyone thinking about having sex, condoms are now frequently maligned.

Once hailed as a lifesaver and necessity for everyone thinking about having sex, condoms are now frequently maligned—young people are surrounded by messages suggesting they don’t work, they break, and they take all the fun out of sex.

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Supreme Court Supremely Wrong on ‘Hobby Lobby’

I'm struggling to come to terms with the thought that the Supreme Court would invite discrimination and interference from bosses into the personal health decisions of women.

I’m struggling to come to terms with the thought that the Supreme Court would invite discrimination and interference from bosses into the personal health decisions of women.

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