Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.
Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) said this silly remark about women “popping” guns whenever they feel threatened on campuses, during Friday’s heated debate over gun legislation in Colorado. On Monday, he issued an apology. (via The Huffington Post)
The latest legal news on the contraception challenges and fight for reproductive justice in the states.
An extreme proposal for a total abortion ban doesn’t make it for a full vote.
Recognizing the public’s hostility toward candidates who want to ban abortion, a Colorado group offers to help candidates who want to conceal their anti-choice views from voters.
A handful of cases at the state level show how far women still have to go to be considered equal citizens under the law.
In this week’s sexual health roundup: researchers create an online model of a simple STD epidemic to see why and when people protect themselves; lawmakers in Colorado propose strengthening that’s state’s sex education law; and a sex toy manufacturer loses its bid for trademark rights.
Lawsuit against Catholic Health Initiatives appealed to Colorado Supreme Court.
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
A case in Colorado highlights just how far anti-abortion protesters will go in demonstrating against women’s rights, including scaring their own allies.