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Missouri Legislature Overrides Nixon Veto of Birth Control Refusal Rights

Missouri state capitol

Both the House and the Senate voted overwhelmingly that employers and insurers should have the right to deny women contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans.

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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

Ellen M. Blalock/The Post-Standard/AP.

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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150 Doctors Say Don’t Stop Abortions at Abington Hospital

Philly.com.

Is the hospital’s plan to merge with a Catholic hospital beginning to unravel?

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Doctors in Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Ready To Resign Over Ending Abortion Access

The new hospital may not be able to perform abortions, and they may lose key staff over the issue.

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Catholic Hospitals Make Abortion The Only Thing They Won’t Allow

Holy Redeemer Healthcare Facilities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (During Construction). [src]

When it comes to mergers with non-Catholic health systems, it appears abortion is the one rule they won’t compromise on.

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“Conscience Clause” Gone AMOK — Rape Victim Denied Morning After Pill By Prison Guard

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It’s bad enough that a victim of sexual assault was jailed for an outstanding warrant when she went to report her rape. But being denied emergency contraception by her guard? No wonder she’s suing.

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Is Rep. Amash Trying To Win Back NRLC With More Restrictions on Abortion in D.C.?

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Apparently the 20-week ban and Medicaid abortion bans were just the warm up act. It seems a congressman who earlier angered anti-choicers may be sponsoring a bill to get back in their good graces.

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Missouri Version of “Blunt Amendment” Awaits Governor’s Signature

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

The senate may not have been able to pass a bill allowing employers to decide what health insurance can or can’t cover, but the Missouri legislature may do it themselves.

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