Contraception Mandate

The Brian Lehrer Show

Sotomayor's Contraceptive Coverage Exemption

Thursday, January 02, 2014

On New Years Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a temporary exemption to the contraception coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act for a elder care facility run by a group of nuns in Colorado, and related organizations. Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, explains this latest challenge to the contraception mandate and what it might mean for the law.

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Opinion: Freedom of Religion? How About Freedom From Religion

Friday, August 03, 2012

It’s hard for me to get really worked up over American policy becoming inconvenient to religious beliefs, particularly when the religious beliefs of others are quite often cheerfully inserted into the lives of Americans.

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The Takeaway

Senate to Vote on Contraception Mandate

Monday, February 27, 2012

Later in the week, the Senate is expected to vote on a bill which would repeal the Obama Administration's health care regulation requiring birth control coverage. This follows a case in Tacoma, Washington where a federal judge ruled a law which requires pharmacies to offer emergency contraceptives to be unconstitutional. The plaintiff in the case, Kevin Storman, a store owner, felt his religious freedom was violated by the legislation. 

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Opinion: The GOP's Gender Gap is Real—and Poses Big 2012 Problems

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The GOP has had a continuous and serious deficit in the support it receives from women in the United States. The contraception debate hasn't helped.

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Opinion: There is No Right to Elective Treatments Like Contraception

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's absolutely wrong for the government to force a church to provide health coverage that covers birth control, in most cases. But it has nothing to do with religion.

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