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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

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.

07/02/2014

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Supreme Court: Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

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.

06/30/2014

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Supreme Court Justice Stays Implementation Of Controversial Obamacare Provision

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.

01/01/2014

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Pittsburgh, Erie Catholic Groups Win Health Care Act Ruling

Catholic groups in western Pennsylvania received another favorable legal ruling in their fight over mandates in the federal health care overhaul law.

12/21/2013

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Pittsburgh Diocese Wins Delay Against Affordable Care Act

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has won a federal lawsuit that makes all Catholic institutions exempt from the Affordable Care Act.

11/21/2013

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Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Challenging 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.

11/12/2013

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Warning Issued For Popular Type Of Birth Control

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.

07/18/2013

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Vending Machine At PA College Offers Morning-After Pill

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.

01/26/2013

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Over-The-Counter Birth Control Sparking Mixed Reaction

An influential group of doctors is calling for birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, and that is sparking mixed reaction.

11/20/2012

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In Exclusive Interview, Paul Ryan Distances Self From Todd Akin

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.

08/21/2012

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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

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.

08/21/2012

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Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

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.

08/20/2012

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Study Finds Longer-Acting Birth Control Options More Reliable

A new study on birth control finds longer-acting options are much more reliable.

05/23/2012

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Catholic Diocese Files Lawsuit Over Birth Control Mandate

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.

05/21/2012

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Geneva College Sues Federal Government Over Morning After Pill Mandate

A local college is the latest to sue the federal government over the mandate that requires employers to pay for contraceptives, including morning after pills.

02/21/2012

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