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Legal Wrap: Abortion Fights Heat Up in Red States

Young woman shouting into megaphone with red background

Indiana and Kansas show the battle over abortion rights and access is growing in intensity in some parts of the country.

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Nonprofit College Once Again Challenges Contraception Benefit

Colorado Christian University campus.

Now that the administration has finalized the rules related to contraception coverage, nonprofit religiously-affiliated entities are restarting their legal challenges.

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Conservatives Still Litigating, Losing Over Obamacare

Scales of justice and gavel on book

Last Thursday, a panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the dismissal of Liberty University’s challenge to health-care reform, but that won’t stop conservative attacks against the law.

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The Final Contraceptive Coverage Rule: Why You Should Stay Away From Any Organization That ‘Self-Certifies’

The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate "religious institutions" at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line.

The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate “religious institutions” at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line.

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Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Idaho, and Companies Fighting Contraception Coverage

A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.

A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.

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As Notre Dame Appeals Birth Control Benefit, Costs to Catholic Universities of Discriminatory Health Plans Increase

Notre Dame admissions building.

It is now clear that no “compromise” short of freeing all health plans from any regulation whatsoever having to do with contraception will placate fundamentalist Catholic groups. But with the Notre Dame appeal also comes evidence that the costs of these suits to Catholic universities is rising.

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Will The Proposed Religious Accommodation to the Birth Control Benefit Stem The Flood of Litigation Challenging It?

(The Inquisitr)

The Obama administration may be trying to stop the flood of litigation around the contraception benefit, but proposed changes to the religious exemption will likely do very little to do so.

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Politicians Didn’t Walk With Me Through My Life. They Don’t Belong In My Bedroom

(original photo via Pottery Barn)

However a person feels about abortion, it’s not their place to make that personal decision for someone else. And it’s certainly not the place of our elected officials.

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Giving Thanks For Times the United States Has Fought Back Against Discrimination

For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.

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SCOTUS Renews Liberty University’s Challenge to Obamacare

photo courtesy of taberandrew via Flickr

On Monday the Supreme Court ordered an appellate court revisit Liberty University’s legal challenges to the insurance mandates in Obamacare.

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