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Mennonite Business Latest To Challenge Contraception Mandate

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A for-profit cabinetmaker has become the first Mennonite to challenge the contraception mandate in Obamacare.

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ACLU Asks Federal Appeals Court to End Religious Restrictions on Reproductive Health Care for Trafficking Victims

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Attorneys for the ACLU went before the First Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent Catholic Bishops from denying reproductive health care to human trafficking victims.

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Owners of Chicago Bears Gin Up Fear About Access to Contraception as a Religious Freedom Issue

The owners of the Chicago Bears fear that requiring the football team to furnish its employees contraception tramples upon their religious freedom. And they even have a song about it.

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UPDATE: A Closer Look at the Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuits: The Radical Agenda Behind the Fight Over Religious Exemptions

Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.

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Uruguay’s House of Representatives Allows First Trimester Abortions, But Imposes Other Barriers

Activists from the Aborto Legal campaign demonstrate outside the House of Representatives during the bill’s deliberation.

Uruguay’s House of Representatives voted 50-49 to allow abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy but the bill is far from what Uruguayans had hoped for.

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Taking Back the “Conscience” Debate: Reproductive Health Care Providers as Conscientious Actors

The persistent failure to recognize abortion provision as “conscientious” has resulted in laws that do not protect caregivers who are compelled by their conscience to provide abortion services. 

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A Victory for Millennials in the Push for Access to Contraception

Today, for a brief moment, we can take time to celebrate a victory in womens health. Because today, most private insurance companies in the United States will begin to cover all FDA-approved forms of contraception, free of co-pays. This is a BIG step forward.

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The War On Workers’ Religious Liberty

A federal judge in Colorado shows he’s open to the argument that employers should be able to dock your insurance benefits because they oppose contraception. If conservatives successfully open this door, expect more attacks on workers’ religious freedom.

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CORRECTION: Colorado Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

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The preliminary injunction, granted in a suit brought by owners of an air-conditioning company in Colorado who “oppose birth control.”

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In Victory for Women, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Birth Control Mandate

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A federal judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed by seven states attorneys general seeking to block the birth control mandate, the requirement under health reform that all insurance policies provide contraception without a co-pay.

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