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Latching On to ‘Little Sisters’ Order, Notre Dame Asks Court to Block Contraceptive Mandate

Although the university was granted a religious accommodation and is exempt from complying with the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, it wants a federal court to block the mandate anyway.

Although the university was granted a religious accommodation and is exempt from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, it wants a federal court to block the mandate anyway.

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Legal Wrap: Marlise Munoz and the Right to Die

There's a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.

There’s a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.

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Did the Supreme Court Just Gut the ‘Little Sisters’ Case?

Friday's order may prevent the Obama administration from enforcing the contraception mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor, but it also may have just won the administration's case.

Friday’s order may prevent the Obama administration from enforcing the contraception mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor, but it also may have just won the administration’s case.

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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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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Promotes Discrimination on MLK Day

State Rep. Gordon Denlinger is circulating a co-sponsorship memo seeking support in his effort to amend the state constitution from punishing a person or employer for making any kind of discriminatory decision.

State Rep. Gordon Denlinger is circulating a co-sponsorship memo seeking support in his effort to amend the state constitution from punishing a person or employer for making any kind of discriminatory decision.

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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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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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It’s Not a Sin to Use Birth Control—It’s a Sin to Impede Access to Birth Control

State laws in Arizona, Kansas, Ohio, and elsewhere that would enshrine discrimination in the name of "religious liberty" have faced political setbacks, but a legal victory isn't certain yet.

It is precisely because life is sacred that I support the intentional—indeed moral—use of contraceptive methods by all who are not planning pregnancies.

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Even the Nuns’ Birth Control Lawsuit Is About Corporate Power, Not Religious Freedom

Friday's order may prevent the Obama administration from enforcing the contraception mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor, but it also may have just won the administration's case.

Despite conservatives’ claims, the evidence shows the legal challenges to the contraception mandate have nothing to do with birth control at all.

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