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Republicans Need to Tell Anti-Choice Radicals to Back Off

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and fellow Senate Democrats introduced a bill on the last day of the most recent congressional session that would require hospitals receiving federal funding to improve education on the availability of emergency contraception and to offer it to sexual assault survivors.

Republicans grouse and whine about the “war on women” narrative, but they are too afraid of the religious right to take common sense measures like abandoning the attacks on contraception access. How long will it take for them to figure out that they’ve gone too far?

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Supreme Court Extends Order in ‘Little Sisters’ Contraception Mandate Case

The unsigned order means the religiously affiliated nonprofit does not need to comply with the mandate while its legal challenge proceeds.

The unsigned order means the religiously affiliated nonprofit does not need to comply with the mandate while its legal challenge proceeds.

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University of Notre Dame Students Intervene in Contraception Fight

At least three students are challenging the university's position that making contraception coverage available to students and staff violates the school's religious liberty.

At least three students are challenging the university’s position that making contraception coverage available to students and staff violates the school’s religious liberty.

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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Turns Away a ‘Roe’ Challenge, But Feticide Laws Pose the Real Risk

The Supreme Court won't take a look at Arizona's 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.

The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.

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Supreme Court Announces Oral Argument Date in ‘Hobby Lobby’ Case

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In late March, the Roberts Court will consider whether corporations are people under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and whether the First Amendment recognizes corporate religious rights.

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Beyond Little Sisters: The Argument Against Signing the Contraception Mandate Exemption Form

In short, religious-affiliated non-profit organizations like Geneva College requested and received a mechanism to opt-out of a mandate in the name of religious freedom, but are now claiming that using said mechanism also violates their religious freedom.

Little Sisters has been getting a lot of attention as an example of how conservatives’ battle against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate looks more like culture-war ritual than a good-faith effort to productively resolve the conflict between church and state. But there are many other, more typical cases.

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Catholic Groups Trying to Eliminate Coverage of Contraception No Matter Who Pays

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

The latest court challenges to the birth control benefit show how much the fight against the contraception mandate is really about the Christian right trying to establish an employer’s “right” to control your private sex life.

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Obama Administration Defends Birth Control Benefit in Supreme Court Response

The Affordable Care Act's requirement that insurance cover contraception equally does not infringe on religious rights, the administration argued.

The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance cover contraception equally does not infringe on religious rights, the administration argued.

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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Contraception Mandate for Some Catholic Groups

In a narrow New Year's Eve ruling, Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked the contraception mandate from applying to a group of Catholic employers, while the Supreme Court considers taking up whether the accommodation for religiously affiliated employers goes far enough.

In a narrow New Year’s Eve ruling, Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked the contraception mandate from applying to a group of Catholic employers, while the Supreme Court considers taking up whether the accommodation for religiously affiliated employers goes far enough.

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Supreme Court Takes on Corporate Religious Rights With Contraception Cases

It was the three women justices of the Supreme Court who did the job the Obama administration has failed to do all along: vigorously defend the birth control benefit from political attacks.

The Roberts Court granted review of two cases challenging the birth control benefit to decide the question of whether or not corporations have religious exercise rights.

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