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Democrats Introduce Legislation to Address Contraception Access After ‘Hobby Lobby’

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), co-sponsor of the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, speaks at a press conference with other Democratic legislators and women's health advocates.

The legislation will not amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as some advocates have called for. Instead, it will clarify that employers cannot use any federal law, including RFRA, to deny employees federally guaranteed health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Connecting the Dots: LGBT Equality, Reproductive Rights, and Religion

The struggle for LGBT rights and the struggle for reproductive rights are inseparable—and we have to change the role religion is playing.

The struggle for LGBT rights and the struggle for reproductive rights are inseparable—and we have to change the role religion is playing.

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Colorado Program Increases Access to Affordable Contraception, Teen Birth Rates Plummet

In 2009, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began providing long-acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs through family planning clinics in the state.

According to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, around 70 percent of pregnancies in the state are unintended.

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Georgia Law Banning Insurance Coverage of Abortion Takes Effect

A new Georgia law that bans insurance coverage of abortion for both state employees and anyone buying coverage via the state exchange that was established as part of the Affordable Care Act took effect last week.

A new Georgia law that bans insurance coverage of abortion for both state employees and anyone buying coverage via the state exchange that was established as part of the Affordable Care Act took effect last week.

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Supreme Court Calls Into Question Nonprofit Accommodation to Birth Control Benefit

Late Thursday, while most of the country was busy prepping for the Fourth of July holiday, the Supreme Court granted Wheaton College's request for an injunction from the birth control benefit

A ruling late Thursday shows that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case was as much a political decision as a legal one.

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Citing ‘Hobby Lobby,’ Religious Groups Ask Obama for LGBT Exemptions

Fourteen faith leaders, including many who have been allies of the administration, are urging the President to include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order that will ban federal contractors from employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Fourteen faith leaders, including many who have been allies of the administration, are urging the president to include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order that will ban federal contractors from employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Report: Failure to Expand Medicaid Is a Missed Opportunity

The report from the White House Counsel of Economic Advisers found that the failure of 24 states to expand Medicaid has serious consequences for their uninsured residents.

The report from the White House Counsel of Economic Advisers found that the failure of 24 states to expand Medicaid has serious consequences for their uninsured residents.

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Supreme Court Considering Request to Extend Hobby Lobby Ruling to Nonprofits (Updated)

Wheaton College, a religiously affiliated nonprofit, has asked for an emergency order exempting it from complying with the accommodation to the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

Wheaton College, a religiously affiliated nonprofit, has asked for an emergency order exempting it from complying with the accommodation to the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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There Were Two Supreme Court Attacks on Women Workers and Their Health This Week

While the Hobby Lobby ruling keeps the government from guaranteeing basic reproductive health care for workers, the Harris decision effectively hobbles the ability of a group of public employees—most of whom are women—to properly bargain for affordable health care along with other vital benefits.

While the Hobby Lobby ruling keeps the government from guaranteeing basic reproductive health care for workers, the Harris decision effectively hobbles the ability of a group of public employees—most of whom are women—to properly bargain for affordable health care along with other vital benefits.

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New Anti-Choice Laws Go Into Effect in South Dakota and Indiana

A new law in South Dakota bans the practice of so-called sex-selection abortion, while in Indiana two new laws went into effect, banning private insurance coverage of abortion care and mandating that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

A new law in South Dakota bans the practice of so-called sex-selection abortion, while in Indiana two new laws went into effect, banning private insurance coverage of abortion care and mandating that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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