A series of appellate court decisions in the coming months could determine how and when the Supreme Court reviews the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
The Obama administration fights for barriers to emergency contraception for no good reason, while the right pushes for even greater concessions on exemptions to the birth control benefit.
The government is hemorrhaging money defending a regulation it will never enforce against the New York Archdiocese.
Sri Srinivasan’s judicial nomination to the D.C. Court of Appeals looks like it will move forward, but it’s not clear if that nomination will be a win for progressives. Unfortunately, the process is so broken that there’s no good way to tell.
A federal court blocked the Obama administration’s birth control benefit from applying to a for-profit company, further blurring the lines between the secular and religious when it comes to constitutional rights.
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.
It is now clear that no “compromise” short of freeing all health plans from any regulation whatsoever having to do with contraception will placate fundamentalist Catholic groups. But with the Notre Dame appeal also comes evidence that the costs of these suits to Catholic universities is rising.
Did you know that from the sixties through the nineties, clergy and faculty at Notre Dame, Georgetown, and other Catholic-affiliated universities lobbied for coverage of birth control? And argued for the moral imperative of providing coverage for contraception… even on campus?
The latest legal news on the contraception challenges and fight for reproductive justice in the states.