US Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require for-profit businesses to supply full contraceptive coverage guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act, notwithstanding conflicting religious beliefs related to birth control. The bill is titled the " ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Wednesday granted an injunction that temporarily exempts more than 200 Catholic employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control under the of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Catholic ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Ayesha Khan of Americans United for Separation of Church and State discusses the contraceptive coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act and the current cases challenging the requirement ...
On April 24, JURIST ran a column by Joseph LaRue of the Alliance Defending ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's future ruling in the birth control mandate contained with the Affordable Care Act
Imagine that you are a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and opposed to the ...[read more]
Legal challenges to the contraception mandate of the PPACA focus on two primary questions- what burdens do these programs create and who must bear them?
There are two competing fundamental interests that the PPACA allegedly implicates: reproductive rights and religious freedom. There are ...[read more]
As part of its 1873 anti-obscenity law, known as the Comstock Act, the US Congress prohibited the interstate transfer of any contraceptive medicines. The Act made the sale or possession within the US of "Articles of immoral Use," such as birth control, and the dissemination of information about ...[read more]
The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, mandates employers to offer their employees health insurance options that provide preventative contraceptive services, such as birth control without co-payments. The PPACA's contraception mandate has ...[read more]
01/27/2014: Supreme Court asked granted contraception mandate exemption.
01/03/2014: US government asked Supreme Court to lift stay on contraception mandate.
12/31/2013: Supreme Court justice blocked contraception mandate in lawsuit.
10/24/2013: Federal appeals court upheld health care law ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases on Tuesday. First are the two cases surrounding the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores is a challenge by a closely held corporation claiming religious ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday temporarily blocked the enforcement of the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The companies are challenging the mandate on religious freedom grounds, claiming providing such medical ...[read more]