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Beating Back the Storm of Anti-Choice Bills in the Show Me State

In St. Louis, we’ve always said, “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute. It’ll change.” Well, the weather is not changing in our floodwater-friendly capitol, where a torrent of anti-choice bills is raining down on our heads. It is simply foul.

In St. Louis, we’ve always said, “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute. It’ll change.” Well, the weather is not changing in our floodwater-friendly capitol, where a torrent of anti-choice bills is raining down on our heads. It is simply foul.

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Three Reasons to Uphold the Contraception Mandate That Don’t Involve Birth Control

Much of the defense of the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act has focused on the public benefit to making contraception widely available and affordable. But there are a lot of reasons to uphold the mandate that have nothing to do with birth control.

Much of the defense of the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act has focused on the public benefit to making contraception widely available and affordable. But there are a lot of reasons to uphold the mandate that have nothing to do with birth control.

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Where Are the Women in the Contraception Mandate Cases?

Should the University of Notre Dame case make it to the Supreme Court, the Establishment Clause argument will be front and center, thanks to the three women who have stood up to Notre Dame.

Even if it is true that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act permits the religious exemptions sought by companies opposing the contraception mandate, what of the harm imposed on those whom the requirement is intended to benefit? What legal argument centers their concerns? The answer may lie in the Establishment Clause.

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Catholic School Coach’s Contract Not Renewed Because She Works at Planned Parenthood

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

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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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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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The Establishment Clause: A Simpler Answer to the Contraception Question?

What if the battalions of lawyers, pundits, and politicians have missed the easiest—and possibly best—argument against "corporate religious liberty rights" in the high-profile legal cases that challenge the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?

What if the battalions of lawyers, pundits, and politicians have missed the easiest—and possibly best—argument against “corporate religious liberty rights” in the high-profile legal cases that challenge the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?

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Legal Wrap: Buffer Zones at SCOTUS, and a Clinic Bomb Scare

The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn't seem to be.

The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn’t seem to be.

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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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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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