Tag Archives: birth control

Court Blocks New Trump Rules On Birth Control

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The law required most companies to cover …

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Trump Rolls Back Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

CNBC reports: The Trump administration is expanding exemptions to an Affordable Care Act rule requiring employers to include birth control coverage in health plans. On Friday, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor issued “interim final rules” to make more entities exempt from providing plans that cover contraceptives without a co-payment. They will create what a senior …

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Right Wing Site: The Pill Causes Homosexuality

Oh, this again. From American Thinker: There is a body of evidence – apparently being suppressed by the popular media – that these convenient chemical alterations of women’s bodies is part of the reason for the increase in Western homosexuality. The media now shows homosexuality as a heroic choice. Do they ever admit that it might be a chemically induced …

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GALLUP: Americans Turn Increasingly Liberal On “Moral” Issues, New Highs For Gay Sex, Porn, Birth Control

Gallup reports: Americans continue to express an increasingly liberal outlook on what is morally acceptable, as their views on 10 of 19 moral issues that Gallup measures are the most left-leaning or permissive they have been to date. The percentages of U.S. adults who believe birth control, divorce, sex between unmarried people, gay or lesbian relations, having a baby outside …

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TEASER: The Handmaid’s Tale

One of my all-time favorite books. Cosmo recaps: Our first look at Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale is finally here! Hooray! And also: SHIT THIS IS DEPRESSING. The show stars Mad Men’s phenomenal Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a “handmaid” in Gilead, a horrifying future place where fertile young woman are forced into sexual slavery …

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Pope Francis: It’s Selfish Not To Have Kids

Via NPR: Pope Francis said that couples who opt not to have children are being “selfish” as he spoke of a “greedy generation” that’s choosing not to procreate. The pontiff’s remarks come just weeks after he seemed to send a contradictory message, telling Catholics that they don’t need to breed “like rabbits.” Speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s …

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Vatican Might OK Contraception

An advisor close to Pope Francis has dropped hints that the Vatican may be close to allowing the use of contraception without eternal damnation (or whatever the penalty is.) Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was “the responsibility of the parents” to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by …

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Civil Rights & LGBT Groups Denounce Hobby Lobby Ruling By Supreme Court

The Center For Inquiry Today the Court made clear it does not view Americans’ access to medically necessary health care as a compelling government interest, and announced loud and clear that the religious preferences of employers take preference over the health needs of workers. In making its decision, the Supreme Court also made a determination that will cause significant confusion …

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Perkins Cheers Hobby Lobby Ruling

“The Supreme Court has delivered one of the most significant victories for religious freedom in our generation. We are thankful the Supreme Court agreed that the government went too far by mandating that family businesses owners must violate their consciences under threat of crippling fines.  All Americans can be thankful that the Court reaffirmed that freedom of conscience is a …

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SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby

The ruling was 5-4 with Justice Alito writing for the majority. Via MSNBC: The Supreme Court has ruled that a closely-held company can be exempt from the contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The closely watched case pitted the administration and its allies, including women’s health advocates, against the religious right, which has repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of …

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SCOTUS Accepts Hobby Lobby Case

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear Hobby Lobby’s appeal of the portion of Obamacare which mandates that employers provide contraception coverage. The high court last year narrowly upheld the key funding provision of the health care law, a blockbuster ruling affirming that most Americans would be required to purchase insurance or pay a financial penalty — the so-called “individual …

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Bill Maher On Catholics & Birth Control

“We found out earlier this year or last year in the primaries, when the Republicans made contraception an issue, that 98 percent of Catholics use birth control. Apparently, the only ones who don’t are the priests. Oh, they would if altar boys could get pregnant.” – Bill Maher, speaking last night on the Conan O’Brien Show.  Maher’s joke has predictably …

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