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Five Takeaways From the Hobby Lobby Case
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:07pm | 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 ...

White House Expands Religious Exemptions to Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 12:43pm | 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 - 4:57pm | 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. ...

I'm With Mrs. Gates: Contraception Shouldn't Be Controversial
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 8:40am | Type: Blog

Often discussions of birth control come back to the question of eugenics and attempt to suggest that Margaret Sanger and other early birth control advocates wanted to keep poor people and immigrants from hav ...

Wheaton College Files Injuction for 'Emergency Relief' from HHS Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

Today Wheaton College, a leading evangelical Christian school and the alma mater of the Rev. Billy Graham in Illinois, sought an injunction for "emergency relief," as it seeks to remain exempt from t ...

Does the Contraception Mandate Really Kill Religious Freedom?
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration’s policy requiring most employers to provide free birth control coverage in their health insurance policies takes effect on Aug. 1 — a deadline that has sparked apocalyptic warnings fr ...

Affordable Care Act: What Could Happen?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

CNN examines some of the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. CNN examines some of the poss ...

Catholic Hospitals Reject Obama’s Birth Control Compromise
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 8:53am | Type: Blog

In an unexpected blow to the Obama administration and a major boon for America's Catholic bishops, the influential Catholic Health Association on June 15 rejected White House proposals aimed at easing fai ...

Religious Leaders Ask HHS to Broaden Birth Control Exemption
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 3:54pm | 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 ...

HHS Doesn’t Speak For Me, or Many Women
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Pundits and politicians who opine about the so-called war on women ought to take note of the lawsuits filed Monday against the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate by 43 religious grou ...

Conservative Catholics Blast Upcoming Appearance by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Georgetown University
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

The flagship Jesuit university has announced that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic who has angered conservatives and bishops for overseeing the Obama administration’s contracep ...

Catholic Bishops Issue Rallying Cry for ‘Religious Freedom’
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize in a “great national campaign” to confront what they see as a series of threats to religious freedom, and they are setting aside t ...

Bishops Say Obama Compromise is `Unconstitutional’
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops say the Obama administration’s proposed revisions to a mandate that requires insurers to provide birth control coverage are still unacceptable and even “radically flawed" -- ...

The Top 10 Stories of March 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

<p>&quot;We still give food to people even when they say they don't want to pray.&quot; Paul Brock, founder of the non-profit Community Provisions of Jackson County, IN, which had its emerge ...

White House Proposal Gives Religious Groups More Say in Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration is offering to expand the number of faith-based groups that can be exempt from the controversial contraception mandate, and proposing that third-party companies administer coverage for ...

Contraception Debate Overlooks the Obvious
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:25pm | 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? ...

Bishop Hopes to Restart White House Contraception Talks
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 10:20pm | Type: Blog

The Catholic bishop leading the push against the White House's contraception mandate says the bishops hope to restart contentious talks with the Obama administration, but cautioned that church leaders &qu ...

White House Insists Contraception Talks are on Track
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:05pm | 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 - 4:34pm | 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? ...

Senate Rejects Conscience Clause Change to Contraception Rule
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican-led bid to insert a broad religious exemption into a federal mandate that requires most employers and health insurance companies to provide free contraception cover ...

New Poll: Public Divided Over Birth Control Insurance Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The American public is closely divided over the federal rule that would require employers, including most religiously-affiliated institutions, to cover birth control as part of their health care benefits, acco ...

The War on Religion is Bad for Religion
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Continuing the talking point of a “war on religion” might be good for political fundraising, but it is bad religion. I’m not a fan of calling things wars that aren’t really wars. ...

The "War on Religion" and the Contraception Debate
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

There likely was little Sabbath-ing for politicians and journalists this weekend, as the debate over health policy raged across the campaign trail and in the television studios. T ...

US Catholic Bishops Reject Obama Contraception Compromise
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:44am | Type: Blog

Despite early indications that an "accommodation" to the mandate on insurance coverage for contraception announced Friday by the Obama Administration might earn their support, the U.S. Conference of ...

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Exempts Religious Groups from Contraceptive Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Facing growing furor from religious groups, President Obama on Friday unveiled an "accommodation" in which health insurance companies, rather than religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals an ...

News Analysis: 5 Reasons Why Obama is Losing the Contraception Fight
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 7:04pm | Type: Blog

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by signaling that it is willing to compromise and provide a broader religious exemption in its controversial regulations requiring a ...

At Stake: Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

I care because this matter touches upon the religious freedom of us all. I care because InterVarsity is engaged in a parallel struggle. Over the past 18 months, our status as a recognized student organization ...