Democrats argued they were protecting women’s rights. Republicans argued they were attempting to protect the First Amendment right to religious freedom. Both parties used the issue to rally their bases. The 51-48 vote was close, upholding Obamacare.
There were protests on Capitol Hill on Friday from female lawmakers about the all-male panel of witnesses called to testify about what they believe is the Obama administration’s violation of religious freedom. The lawmakers said it’s a women’s rights issue.
President Obama’s revamped health care rule would not require religious institutions to provide free contraception for their employees.
Catholic groups are livid over the compromise, calling President Barack Obama’s move a “ploy” that “adds insult to injury.”
The president ducked questions about the contraception controversy Thursday. The reason may be the latest attack from Archbishop Dolan, who, sources said, feels he was stabbed in the back by Obama after the two met to discuss the issue.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control.
The White House was on the run Tuesday as the controversy over requiring Catholic institutions to provide birth control to their employees erupted on the campaign trail.
Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control.
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals says a packaging error could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.
There’s a surprising new study out about men, women and birth control. Scientists say the pill and other contraceptives could take an unexpectedly heavy toll on your relationship.
The protest in Foley Square was in reaction to a House bill that would block federal aid for the organization.
When asked by a reporter Tuesday if she was sorry for making the now infamous comments, Mayor Bloomberg did not let Black reply.
It’s news many women have been waiting to hear – researchers are now testing a new, potentially safer way to prevent pregnancies. The race is on to develop a low-dose birth control patch