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Raped In Oklahoma? Better Know Your Hospitals

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A rape victim is turned away because there is no one on staff able to examine her.

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“Treating Your High Blood Pressure Is Against My Conscience!”

What if doctors and pharmacists got to decide which conditions they wanted to treat, just like they get to decide with reproductive health?

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Kansas Legislature Considers Letting Pharmacists Deny Drugs That “Might” Cause Abortions

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As long as the pharmacists “thinks” the drug could cause an abortion, well, that’s good enough reason to refuse to dispense it.

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Arizona Senate Rejects Bill Allowing Employers to Deny Contraceptive Coverage

A handful of Republicans bucked their party to defeat the bill.

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Change The Birth Control Conversation from Theocratic to Democratic

The fight against birth control coverage smacks of theocratic thinking – the notion that government ought to be ruled by or subject to religious authority. Clearly we need a much more inclusive conversation about religion and reproduction.

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New Hampshire NARAL Protests Birth Control Bill With Bayer Asprin

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If religious employers are allowed to refuse to cover birth control, the group has gathered some asprin to help out.

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Minnesota Senator Al Franken Testifies Against the Blunt Amendment

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The Democratic Senator calls the proposal to allow employers to veto health coverage they morally object to “a deeply worrying case of one person’s hand meeting another’s face.”

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Guilty Consciences: Midwest States Seek to Deny Access to Birth Control by Peddling “Religious Freedom”

Whether related to the topic of contraception or not, the “Obamacare” contraceptive boogey man serves its function as a multi-purpose political tool in red state debates. In Kansas right now, there are different so-called conscience bills pending across red state America.

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How Mary Got Her IUD: Religiously-Affiliated Hospital Denies Employee Life-Saving Birth Control Method

As a physician, I am so thankful that I have birth control as a way to help my patients. But like my colleagues across the nation, I am tired of insurance plans getting in the way of women’s health.

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Insurance Coverage of Birth Control: It’s Not About Religious Freedom

We hold as a denomination the belief that health care is a basic right and part of that includes ensuring access for women to contraception. This is about the common good.

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