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Another Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Contraception Mandate as SCOTUS Mulls Action

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

With a strong split in the federal appeals courts over the issue of for-profit corporate religious rights, Supreme Court intervention is practically inevitable.

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Muddies Water in Contraception Mandate Litigation

A ruling Friday by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the political nature of the fight over the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

A ruling Friday by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the political nature of the fight over the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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In the GOP’s Oz, Congressmen Paint Sebelius as Wicked Witch

What most will remember from Wednesday's House hearing is a bunch of angry men yelling at a woman.

The glitchy rollout of Obamacare offered plenty of fodder for Republicans who oppose the bill. But what most will remember from Wednesday’s House hearing is a bunch of angry men yelling at a woman.

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Report Calls for Integrated Efforts to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Worldwide

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

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‘Breast Cancer Unawareness’: The Debate Over Dense Breast Notification Legislation (Updated)

Experts say it’s more difficult for a mammogram to spot a tumor behind glandular and fibrous tissue; it’s easier for the machine to see through fatty tissue.

Beyond the mainstream breast cancer awareness movement, with its pink billboards and merchandise, a lower-profile campaign focused on raising awareness about breast density has been building steadily.

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No, Obamacare’s Use of the Phrase ‘Unborn Child’ Is Not Hypocrisy

While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.

Anti-choicers are trying to accuse liberals of hypocrisy because the health insurance exchanges let people know “unborn children” are included in coverage. But the only hypocrites here are people who claim to support life but are trying to demonize attempts to get pregnant women health coverage.

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Sixth Circuit Issues Strong Opinion Against For-Profit Religious Rights in Eden Foods Case

Much of the defense of the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act has focused on the public benefit to making contraception widely available and affordable. But there are a lot of reasons to uphold the mandate that have nothing to do with birth control.

The challenges to the contraception mandate have very little to do with religious beliefs, the court held, and everything to do with a lack of corporate accountability.

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The Social Status of Abortion Providers: ‘Doctors of Conscience’ Revisited

Susan Cahill, along with her colleague and friend, Rachel Atkins, in short, was a pioneer in bringing APCs into abortion care, and thus in expanding access to the procedure in underserved areas.

During her speech accepting the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Family Planning in Seattle, Carole Joffe explained that although in many ways reproductive rights are under assault from state legislatures, “some things in the world of abortion provision are different—even arguably better” than they were in years past.

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Supreme Court Receives Requests to Take Up Hobby Lobby Contraception Mandate Case

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In briefs filed Monday, both the Obama administration and the retail craft giant Hobby Lobby urged the Roberts Court to take up the challenges to the contraception mandate.

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Another Petition for Supreme Court Review Filed in Contraception Mandate Litigation

A pair of bills that would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinics where they perform abortions are working their way through the Oklahoma legislature.

Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not “people” with religious exercise rights.

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