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Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

07/16/2014

A Nebraska federal judge says the Hobby Lobby decision has eroded confidence in the judicial system and divided the American public along partisan lines. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Says Supreme Court Needs To ‘STFU’

Nebraska federal judge Richard George Kopf says the Hobby Lobby ruling has eroded trust in the Supreme Court.

07/08/2014

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Business Owner: We Want To Provide Good Health Care For Employees But Don’t Want To Fund Abortive Procedures

Business owners who don’t want to pay for their employees’ birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.

07/03/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Dinner in Los Angeles on June 19, 2014. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Clinton ‘Deeply Disturbed’ By Hobby Lobby Ruling

Former Secretary of State says she disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling.

06/30/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House: Women’s Health Will Be Jeopardized By Supreme Court’s Contraception Ruling

The White House says women’s health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court’s decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.

06/30/2014

Hobby Lobby supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled in a  5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby saying that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from health care reform's requirement that employer sponsored health insurance policies cover contraception.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SCOTUS: Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Pay For Birth Control

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

06/30/2014

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Roberts Suggests Contraception Requirement Forces Religious Business Owners To Violate Their Conscience

Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans.

03/26/2014

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) will present House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with their highest award on Thursday for her contributions to women’s reproductive rights and health care. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Pelosi To Receive Highest Award From Planned Parenthood For Women’s Health Care Work

In a statement issue through Planned Parenthood’s website, the group’s president lauded Pelosi for her role in passing the Affordable Care Act and her ongoing commitment to ensuring “the promise of the law is realized for millions of women as the greatest advancement for women’s health in a generation.”

03/24/2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Huckabee’s Comments On Birth Control A Gift For Dems

Mike Huckabee’s comments about contraception proved quick fodder for Democrats and a headache for Republicans trying to market themselves as a better choice for female voters who have proved elusive to the GOP.

01/24/2014

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