A new study finds that the Affordable Care Act is responsible for a dramatic rise in the share of privately insured women in the United States who have gained access to contraception without a co-pay.
A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people, while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate in the health-care reform law.
Philadelphia’s dire performance can be attributed to the collision of two major factors: widespread, profound poverty and a sharp reduction in the number of hospitals providing maternity care.
Anti-choice attacks on women’s access to insurance coverage for contraception and abortion are, in part, about building a legal case for controlling the private finances of women. The arguments being used could in the future apply even to your bank account.
The Roberts Court granted review of two cases challenging the birth control benefit to decide the question of whether or not corporations have religious exercise rights.
Right to Life of Michigan’s “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act,” which would prevent both private and public health insurance plans from covering “elective” abortions, could pass with a simple legislative majority and no gubernatorial veto, despite a majority of state voters opposing it.
Our denominational bodies, including the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and other groups, endorsed the moral good in access to birth control some 80 years ago. It’s sad and upsetting to return to a battle we fought and assumed was settled many years ago.
The Roberts Court will meet in conference Tuesday to consider entering into the fight over corporate religious rights.
HB 351 would prohibit insurance policies from covering abortions except in the case of ectopic pregnancies, and could effectively ban coverage of birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and emergency contraception.
Abortion funds are critical because they help bridge the gap left by the Hyde Amendment and enable access to abortion for those who are financially denied their right to choose.