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Contraceptive mandate

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out Of The Victorian Era

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women’s access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards. Contraception should be understood as a fundamental right of American women and a necessary foundation of human security. If that seems controversial, consider this: 99 percent of American women approve of birth […]

March 31, 2014

Companies Are Not Churches, And Must Conform To Modern Laws

What do contraceptives have to do with religion? As a liberal Protestant, I see no connection — but that’s beside the point. There are plenty of sincere Catholics and conservative Protestants who believe the use of contraceptives, or at least some types of them, is sinful. That’s reason enough to be careful about any broad […]

March 29, 2014

In Contraceptive Mandate Challenges, Women’s Health And Much More Is On The Line

Despite significant existing accommodations for religious organizations, the current challenges to the contraceptive mandate could severely limit access to reproductive care. On New Year’s Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate on a Colorado-based religious organization – Little Sisters for the Poor and Aged – paving the way for […]

January 13, 2014