A federal appeals court has reversed lower-court victories by two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a private Christian college that challenged birth control coverage mandates as part of federal health care reforms.
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor has temporarily blocked a controversial part of Obamacare that affects the availability of contraceptives to women who work for Catholic-affiliated institutions.
Catholic groups in western Pennsylvania received another favorable legal ruling in their fight over mandates in the federal health care overhaul law.
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has won a federal lawsuit that makes all Catholic institutions exempt from the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar of late and now the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh is heading to court to fight against the law.
It was a big surprise to Amy Caplan when she got pregnant on her honeymoon. When her daughter was three-months-old, she had an intrauterine device, or IUD, placed.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.
An influential group of doctors is calling for birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, and that is sparking mixed reaction.
In Congressman Paul Ryan’s first interview in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick reacted strongly to Congressman Todd Akin’s comment than women who are raped rarely get pregnant.
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
A new study on birth control finds longer-acting options are much more reliable.
Led by Bishop David Zubik, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic Charities and Catholic Cemeteries filed a 60-page lawsuit against the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Department over a controversial mandate on birth control and other women’s health services.