From the start of this week’s oral arguments, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg drilled former Solicitor General Paul Clement, who was arguing on behalf of the for-profit craft store Hobby Lobby. That’s because they know that if Hobby Lobby wins, women lose.
Several developments could help make this the year of the intrauterine device: the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, a new tool that could make insertion easier and less painful, a possible generic IUD arriving on the market, and more.
Rachel Maddow looks at the recent history of conservative opposition to contraception, and the political position this stance puts Republicans in despite its broad unpopularity among Americans. [via The Rachel Maddow Show]
More than 40 groups came together on the Court’s plaza to rally in support of the birth control benefit in Obamacare, as the justices heard arguments against it.
Irin Carmon, Tara Dowdell, John Rowley, and Ron Christie discuss Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the birth control benefit of the Affordable Care Act, a challenge being argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. [via MSNBC]
As an OB-GYN and a patient advocate, I want to move the discussion about the Hobby Lobby case out of the courts for a moment and into my clinic, to focus on the lives of women and their families.
With Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood heading to the Supreme Court Tuesday to argue against providing their employees with health insurance that covers birth control using “religious freedom” as the reason, it’s a good time to remember that birth control is not, in fact, controversial.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss three myths about contraception insurance coverage, and I talk with Adam Sonfield of the Guttmacher Institute about an under-covered aspect of the Hobby Lobby case. In another segment, I discuss a new HBO documentary that covers what life is like for a single mother living on the edge.
Vox Senior Editor Timothy Lee said that if an employer restricts contraceptive coverage, “people are free to pay for their own birth control.” Here’s why he’s wrong.
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, breaks down what you need to know about the contraception cases that will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius.