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ANALYSIS: Hobby Lobby Beat the Contraception Mandate. Here's Why the Nuns May Not
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

When the Supreme Court on Monday issued a split decision narrowly backing the right of for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to their employees for religious reasons, many assumed that faith-b ...

Five Takeaways From the Hobby Lobby Case
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year: Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the ye ...

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Closely held corporations cannot be compelled to pay for contraception coverage, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in its highly anticipated Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores case. Clos ...

Awaiting Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling, Public Favors Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs. Obamacare. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to ...

Gallup: Gay Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of 'Moral Acceptability'
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors, with sex between unmarried adults, medical research on stem cells from human embryos, and doctor-assisted suicide all showing record highs and inc ...

Fired Tenn. Pharmacist Sues Walgreens Alleging Religious Bias
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

A Tennessee pharmacist and a Baptist church deacon who lost his job after an ongoing dispute over selling Plan B contraception has sued his former bosses, claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs ...

The Evangelical Campaign Against Birth Control Is Really About Obama
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:38pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Rob Shryock ...

What’s Abortifacient? Disputes Over Birth Control Fuel Obamacare Fight
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 12:58pm | Type: Blog

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employers must provide insurance coverage with no co-pays for contraception. C ...

Behind Scenes, Catholic Bishops Seek Exit Strategy for Obamacare Mandate
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

After a closed-door session at their annual meeting in Baltimore this month, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued an unusual "special message" reaffirming their long-standing opposition to the Obama admi ...

Vatican Seeks Input from the Pews on Marriage and Family Issues
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

In an unusual move, the Vatican has asked the world’s bishops to quickly canvas the faithful for their views on topics like gay marriage, divorce, and birth control ahead of a major meeting of church leaders s ...

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green Unveils ‘Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Ever Found’
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical businessman Steve Green on Thursday unveiled what he called “the oldest Jewish prayer book ever found” and will add it to the collection of religious artifacts that will form the core of the Bible ...

U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Hobby Lobby’s Birth Control Mandate Challenge
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Federal officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the government mandate that private companies offer employees birth control coverage despite the business owner’s moral objections, with the compan ...

Catholic Hospitals at Odds with Bishops Over Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth control coverage. ...

Catholic Hospitals at Odds with Bishops Over Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth control coverage. ...

State Attorneys General Push Obama on Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 6:11pm | Type: Blog

A group of attorneys general believes any employer who says he or she objects to contraception should not have to provide contraceptive coverage. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirteen state a ...

Catholic Bishops Reject New Contraception Proposals
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden accommodations for religious groups in regulations that require insurance companies or employers to pro ...

White House Expands Religious Exemptions to Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration on Friday sought to placate religious groups by broadening religious exemptions and giving faith-based organizations more room to maneuver around its controversial contraception mandat ...

Poll: Most Americans Say Employers Should Cover Contraception
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

A new poll shows that almost two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe businesses should be required to provide contraception coverage for free, even if it conflicts with the owner’s religious ethics. ...

Evangelical Coalition Rallies Behind Family Planning
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

A coalition of evangelicals is calling on fellow Christians to support access to family planning across the world, saying it does not conflict with evangelical opposition to abortion. ...

Breakaway Group Offers More Progressive Form of Catholicism
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

While the sacraments and many fundamental beliefs remain identical to those of Roman Catholicism, the ANCC presents a more progressive version of Catholicism: divorced members can take Communion, women and gay ...

Religious Leaders Ask HHS to Broaden Birth Control Exemption
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid a ...

Contraception Debate Overlooks the Obvious
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Since Rush Limbaugh’s tirade, calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying for free access to birth control, the actual subject of debate seems like a distant memory. What were we talking about again? ...

White House Insists Contraception Talks are on Track
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 8:05pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration is rejecting charges by the nation's top Catholic bishop that talks to modify a controversial birth control mandate are "going nowhere" because of alleged White House in ...

Contraception and Common Decency
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 5:34pm | Type: Blog

Whether we agree with Sandra Fluke and the administration’s position on contraception coverage, can we at least shout from the mountaintop that it’s not OK to call a woman a “slut” for voicing her ideals? ...

Humanae Vitae: Catholic Birth Control Decree Remains Controversial
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

Some say Pope Paul VI predicted the dangers of loosening sexual morals: widespread divorce, disease and promiscuity. Others say he cracked open a culture of dissent that has seeped into every corner of the chu ...