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.
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.
A state senate committee in Georgia approved a bill that would ban many health insurance plans from covering abortion care except in a narrowly defined “medical emergency.”
The 2-1 decision held the university had not shown that complying with the exemption process for religiously affiliated nonprofits substantially burdened its religious rights.
The military’s emphasis on discipline, rank, and teamwork, combined with rule-based conducts, regimented eating, and grueling physical training mirrors the mindset often associated with eating disorders.
The bill passed the state senate on a tie-breaking vote from the lieutenant governor, while a bill repealing a ban on insurance coverage for abortion failed.
The Congressional Budget Office’s new report found the Affordable Care Act could result in a reduction in workforce participation by approximately two million full-time workers in 2017. Conservative columnists are freaking out, but, even if the right is right, that may not be a bad thing at all.
The reorganization of the Virginia senate’s education and health committee under Democratic control has given a boost to pro-choice legislation. Bills repealing mandatory ultrasound and insurance coverage restrictions will now move to the full senate.
If the Reproductive Parity Act is signed into law, the state would be the first in the nation to mandate that private health insurance plans cover abortion.
A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.