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Judges Weigh Religious Exemption For Health Law

A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views.


The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. (Credit: SSPL/Getty Images)

Justice Department to Appeal Morning-After Case

The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill and a cheaper generic.


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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.


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Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.


Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York, attends a mass held by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica on Feb. 19, 2012 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan: White House ‘Strangling’ Catholic Church With Birth Control Mandate

A top Catholic official says the White House is “strangling” the church over the birth control mandate a day after 43 dioceses, schools and health care agencies sued the Obama administration arguing the requirement violates religious freedom.


File photo of Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a female voter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challenges Facing Romney In Wooing Female Voters

Mitt Romney is starting to hone his appeal to female voters, acutely aware as he turns to the general election that he has little choice but to narrow President Barack Obama’s commanding lead among this critical constituency.


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Obama: ‘I Don’t Know What’s In Rush Limbaugh’s Heart’

President Obama made his feelings felt about Rush Limbaugh after the conservative radio talk show host called a Georgetown law student a “slut” over her stance on birth control.


Rush Limbaugh has apologized to the Georgetown University law student for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" recently. (credit: Getty Images)

Limbaugh Apologizes To Law Student For Insult

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a “slut” and “prostitute” after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program.


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Mitt Romney Clarifies Stance On Blunt Amendment

Mitt Romney said he opposed Republican efforts that critics say would limit insurance coverage of birth control, then reversed himself quickly in a second interview.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference January 18, 2012 in Washington, DC.(credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pelosi: Santorum Needs ‘A Lesson In The Birds And The Bees’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a shot at Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a taping of “The Colbert Report” Wednesday.