When you picture a human rights defender, are they carrying handcuffs? Are they removing you from your home or workplace and directing you into a police van?
Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.
We, members of the Notre Dame community, wish to express our disagreement with the university’s decision to file a lawsuit contesting the Health and Human Services mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to provide no-cost birth control coverage to employees.
For well over a week, both sides have been parsing Ryan’s abortion stance. Why is a man so openly anti-choice so unwilling to admit his actual positions?
It’s important for us to support those young people around the world who share our values and find themselves in similar restrictive situations and oppressive religious environments.
Today, for a brief moment, we can take time to celebrate a victory in womens health. Because today, most private insurance companies in the United States will begin to cover all FDA-approved forms of contraception, free of co-pays. This is a BIG step forward.
On Friday, the USCCB tweeted this demonstrably false statement: “Federal judge finds HHS mandate violates conscience rights of private employer.” That did not happen.
A federal judge in Colorado shows he’s open to the argument that employers should be able to dock your insurance benefits because they oppose contraception. If conservatives successfully open this door, expect more attacks on workers’ religious freedom.
The preliminary injunction, granted in a suit brought by owners of an air-conditioning company in Colorado who “oppose birth control.”
A federal judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed by seven states attorneys general seeking to block the birth control mandate, the requirement under health reform that all insurance policies provide contraception without a co-pay.