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The Birth Control Lawsuits: Misusing Religious Liberty to Deny Women Their Rights

Our denominational bodies, including the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and other groups, endorsed the moral good in access to birth control some 80 years ago. It’s sad and upsetting to return to a battle we fought and assumed was settled many years ago.

Our denominational bodies, including the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and other groups, endorsed the moral good in access to birth control some 80 years ago. It’s sad and upsetting to return to a battle we fought and assumed was settled many years ago.

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Off-Campus Catholic Conservatives Meddle With Abortion Coverage for Loyola Marymount Faculty

The Loyola Marymount University Sunken Gardens and Sacred Heart Chapel.

Having to fight your employer for health-care equity is bad; having to fight whoever else has an opinion on it is worse.

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What Happens to the Federal Courts in a Government Shutdown?

To the House Republicans, who are hostage to their party’s Tea Party faction, there’s probably no dirtier word than “bipartisan”—except, perhaps, for the words “birth control.”

It may be just a game for Republicans in the House, but the effect of their politicizing the judiciary has very real consequences.

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House GOP Threatens Shutdown Over Contraception, Obamacare

House Republicans have found a new hostage to take in the fight to prevent a government shutdown: contraception.

House Republicans have pegged the continued funding of the federal government to a one-year delay in the implementation of the portion of Obamacare that mandates employer-provided health-care plans to offer coverage for prescription contraception with no co-pay.

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The Bishops v. Birth Control: It’s Not About the Money

In a scathing report released yesterday on the Holy See’s adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an aggressive UN committee knocked the Holy See off the high ground.

How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?

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Bishops Tap Veteran of Islamophobic, Homophobic Legal Shop as Top Flack

A host of new lawsuits, including a class-action challenge, look to take down the Obama administration's compromise rule for religiously affiliated nonprofits.

In choosing Daniels as his hand-picked spokesperson, Cardinal Dolan has laid bare just how radically the U.S. Catholic Church has turned to the right in the Obama years.

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Boston College Alumni: Why Our Alma Mater Is Wrong for Denying Access to Sexual Health Care

Boston College spokesperson Jack Dunn speculated that students who continue to provide condoms to their peers could face expulsion from the university.

All people deserve access to the information and resources they need to make informed decisions about their own health, including students at a Catholic university.

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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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Birth Control and “The Myth of the Judeo-Christian Tradition”

Torah and jad - exhibits in Big Synagogue Museum, Wlodawa - Poland.

Many U.S. rabbis and ministers have long recognized the moral wisdom of ensuring wide availability of safe and effective birth control.

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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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