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So What’s the Deal with the New Contraception Mandate Rules?

On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.

I would argue that the new proposed rules don’t change anything for women. At all. They don’t restrict contraception access, nor do they take away contraception access previously available.

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Legal Roundup: On Roe Anniversary Legal Attacks on Reproductive Rights Increase


The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.

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Weekly Legal Roundup: Federal Courts Continue To Split On Birth Control Benefit

Birth control mandate protest in Tennessee. (USA Today)

Another ruling in the more than forty legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare shows the fight is far from over.

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Missouri Cheesemaker Wins Temporary Injunction Against ACA Birth Control Benefit

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

Yet another federal court seems sympathetic to the argument that corporations have religious exercise rights.

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Dominos Pizza Founder Wont Have To Comply With Contraception Mandate, Judge Rules

Thomas Monaghan, in the University of Ava Maria (which he also founded). Photo: Joseph Raedle/Getty Images.

Billionaire Thomas Monaghan doesn’t need to provide employees insurance that covers contraception, a federal court ruled Sunday.

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