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Firms Dropping Birth Control Coverage Must Inform Employees

Closely held companies that decide to drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to tell their employees after they end the benefits, the Obama administration said. The Supreme Court ruled last month that the U.S. …

New York AG Proposes Bill to Blunt Effect of Hobby Lobby Ruling

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the state’s Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said today they would propose legislation that would help to shield New York women from the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 30 …

Protesters in Massachusetts Call for Hobby Lobby Boycott

Protesters from southern New England have rallied outside Hobby Lobby Inc. store in Seekonk, Massachusetts, to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control. The court’s June 30 ruling found …

Supreme Court OKs Private Firms’ Religious Exemption from Birth Control Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. Voting 5-4, the justices …

Alabama Catholic Broadcaster to Appeal Contraception Mandate Ruling

A federal judge has tossed out a Catholic broadcaster’s legal claim that requiring employers to include contraception in their health care coverage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade issued the order in a lawsuit filed by the Eternal Word …

Supreme Court Justices Appear Split Over Contraception Benefit

A divided U.S. Supreme Court debated whether companies can assert the same religious rights as individuals, hearing arguments in an ideological clash over Obamacare and rules promoting contraceptive coverage. The 90-minute session marked the Supreme Court’s first look at the …

Supreme Court to Weigh Religious Exemption from Birth Control Mandate Next Week

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s 600 U.S. craft shops close each Sunday, posting a notice that employees are spending the day with their families and at worship. It’s a visible sign that the company is as focused on honoring God as …

New York Catholic Groups Win Challenge to Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

A group of Catholic health and educational organizations doesn’t have to comply with federal Affordable Care Act requirements to ensure employees receive insurance coverage for contraceptives, a New York federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn, New …

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Religious Exemption to Birth Control Benefit

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a challenge to part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law by companies claiming a religious exemption to the requirement that they provide birth control coverage for employees. The justices said today they will …

Supreme Court Could Take Up Religious Rights of Corporations

U.S. Supreme Court justices could decide on Tuesday to review religious objections made by corporations to a provision of the 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. The key question before the court …