The Obama administration announced another change to the religious accommodation to the birth control benefit, and predictably conservatives hate it.
Until the Irish government repeals the Eighth Amendment and replaces the new unworkable law with policies that facilitate rather than obstruct access to abortion, women will continue to be seen simply as means to an end.
Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
With the release of yet another set of interim final regulations on Friday, the Obama administration has ostensibly provided another option for eligible organizations to avail themselves of the birth control accommodation. But in reality, what the administration has done is shot itself in the foot—again.
Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
Instead of notifying insurers of their objections, religiously affiliated nonprofits will now file their objection directly with the Department of Health and Human Services.
The one-page order almost guarantees the Supreme Court takes up the question of marriage equality next term.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that it will ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review a decision by a lower court allowing the Iowa Board of Health to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion services.
A federal appeals court decision is set to take effect this week, unless the Roberts Court grants an emergency request by attorneys for Virginia to stay that decision striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Unless California state officials decide that the move violates state law, starting next year Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University, both Catholic-affiliated schools, will deny faculty, staff, and administrators seeking abortions coverage of the procedure.