August 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
California Governor Jerry Brown was a presented with a bill on Tuesday to ban sterilization of female inmates in California after the California Senate unanimously voted to pass the law. The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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]
June 6, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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]
May 30, 2014
by Jason Kellam
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]
April 24, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
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]
January 28, 2014
by G. Redd
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]
January 28, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
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]
January 28, 2014
by Neil Devlin
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]
January 16, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
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]
November 27, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
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]

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