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Republicans Continue to Play Games With Judicial Nominations

Why do Republicans think such a political tactic will work to get pro-choicers to stop caring about abortion rights?

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.

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Court Finds For-Profit Company a ‘Vessel’ for Religious Beliefs, Grants Injunction Against Birth Control Benefit

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

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.

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Eighteen For-Profit Companies Fighting to Eliminate the Birth Control Benefit

18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits against providing birth control coverage for their employees as part of employee health care under the Affordable Care Act. Here's a brief introduction to those companies.

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.

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Legal Wrap: Privacy Rights and Voting Rights Under Attack In The Courts

A round-up of reproductive justice news.

A round-up of reproductive justice news.

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As Notre Dame Appeals Birth Control Benefit, Costs to Catholic Universities of Discriminatory Health Plans Increase

Notre Dame admissions building.

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.

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For It Before They Were Against It: Catholic Universities and Birth Control

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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?

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Legal Wrap: In Battle Over Medication Abortion, Who Is Protecting the Rights of Women in Wisconsin?

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The latest legal news on the contraception challenges and fight for reproductive justice in the states.

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Will The Proposed Religious Accommodation to the Birth Control Benefit Stem The Flood of Litigation Challenging It?

(The Inquisitr)

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.

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Latest Seventh Circuit Decision on Birth Control Benefit Paves Another Path to SCOTUS

(Viox Services)

Another appellate court weighs in on the birth control benefit, and in doing so makes clearer the issues the Supreme Court will be asked to resolve. But a powerful dissenting opinion underscores the real issues.

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Legal Wrap: Lawsuits Against Birth Control Benefit Continues, and Texas GOP Wants to Subsidize Businesses that Break the Law

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The federal government may be moving forward with the birth control benefit, but the real action in reproductive rights remains in the states.

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