We share an obligation to resist any attempts, political or religious, to restrict or deny access to family planning services. Over 1,000 religious leaders agree, and more are speaking out every day.
The Obama administration may be trying to stop the flood of litigation around the contraception benefit, but proposed changes to the religious exemption will likely do very little to do so.
Another ruling in the more than forty legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare shows the fight is far from over.
Don’t expect legislators opposed to reproductive rights to tread lightly in 2013 just because voters made it clear extreme approaches to health care aren’t popular, warned the American Civil Liberties Union in a media conference call Tuesday.
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.
Two more lawsuits challenging the contraception mandate were dismissed by federal judges with over 30 left on the docket.
For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.
On Monday the Supreme Court ordered an appellate court revisit Liberty University’s legal challenges to the insurance mandates in Obamacare.
For the first time, a court has held that the religious rights of corporations and persons are not co-extensive. Individuals may avail themselves of constitutional protections of religious freedoms, but secular corporations may not.
A lawsuit in Tennessee becomes the latest to challenge the contraception mandate in Obamacare.