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.
A round-up of reproductive justice news.
Anti-choice activists are trying to eliminate the right to choose, and are willing to destroy the state health care exchange in the process.
As a judge considers whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Medicaid coverage of abortions, the Center for Reproductive Rights steps in to help with the fight.
In states like Kansas and Oklahoma the fight for reproductive justice is raging, and making progress.
Doe v. Gomez makes abortion a right regardless of a woman’s ability to pay. Minnesota’s anti-choice community wants to end that.
The latest legal news on the contraception challenges and fight for reproductive justice in the states.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
A frivolous lawsuit could never make it to trial if the state has its way.
A new suit on behalf of Minnesota “taxpayers,” alleges the state has been misauthorizing funding for poor women seeking pregnancy terminations.