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White House may be wavering on birth control decision

By | 02.08.12 | 1:13 pm

The New York Times reported yesterday that the Obama administration might compromise with religious groups that are currently up in arms over a federal decision requiring health insurers to cover contraception as a preventive service.

NOW asks Obama to ‘not give in to demands’ from bishops on birth control

By | 12.06.11 | 5:08 pm

The National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest organization of feminist activists in the U.S., has joined reproductive rights advocates in asking President Obama to not cave in to pressure from the Catholic leaders asking that he strike a recent decision that increases access to birth control for women.

Anti-abortion Democrats want religious exemption in birth control decision

By | 11.21.11 | 1:14 pm

Democrats opposed to abortion are asking the Obama administration to uphold an exemption for religious employers in its recent decision requiring health insurers to cover contraception without co-payments.

Congressional committee debates religious exemption in birth control decision

By | 11.02.11 | 4:25 pm

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health met today to discuss the federal government’s decision to require health insurers to cover birth control services without co-payments. Debate centered on a provision that allows religious employers to opt out of the mandate.

Catholic PAC creates campaign attacking President Obama

By | 10.28.11 | 1:43 pm

The Catholic Advocate PAC has started a campaign asking President Obama to “meet with Catholic leaders to discuss compromise” on religious conscience laws. The group is also accusing the president of not seeking “common ground” with religious groups like he promised in a speech made at Notre Dame.

Ave Maria University, other Catholic colleges ask feds to repeal birth control decision

By | 09.29.11 | 4:22 pm

Eighteen Catholic colleges from around the country, including Ave Maria University in Florida, have asked the Obama administration to repeal a recent decision to include birth control in a list of preventive health care services.

Catholic official says feds exhibiting ‘distorted view of sexuality,’ ‘disdain’ for religion

By | 09.27.11 | 1:05 pm

In statement for the Catholic Church’s “Respect Life Month,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo released a statement saying that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is exhibiting antagonism toward religion and has displayed a “distorted view of sexuality.”

Bishops urge Catholics to support Rights of Conscience Act

By | 09.12.11 | 1:13 pm

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to write letters of opposition to the federal government over its recent decision to require insurance providers to cover birth control without co-payments. The site also urges people to ask Congress to support the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (Pic by Nieve44/La Luz)

Catholic Bishops: Feds’ birth control decision violates First Amendment

By | 09.06.11 | 5:42 pm

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently released a 35-page comment (.pdf) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claiming that the agency’s recent decision to include birth control in its list of preventive care services violates the First Amendment’s religion clause.

(Pic by Aung)

Catholic hospitals oppose feds’ decision to require coverage of birth control without co-pays

By | 08.08.11 | 1:40 pm

Catholic hospitals are opposing the federal government’s recent decision to include birth control in a list of preventative services to be covered by insurance plans without co-payments.

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