LA Times: With no reproductive rights, many Latin American women could be at the mercy of the Zika virus

The Times Editorial Board | Los Angeles Times (United States) Now that researchers have identified a tangible link between the Zika virus and fetal brain deformation, pregnant women and those …Continue reading »

Slate: A Woman’s Right to Know

Dahlia Lithwick | Slate (United States) The U.S. Supreme Court has long been signaling an almost infinite tolerance for claims that religious freedom and the freedom of speech—especially when combined—can …Continue reading »

NY Times: Judge Allows Moral, Not Just Religious, Contraception Exemptions

ADAM LIPTAK | The New York Times (United States) WASHINGTON — Employers do not need to provide insurance coverage for contraception even if their objections are moral rather than religious, …Continue reading »

Balkanization: First Government opposition brief in nonprofit cases challenging the contraceptive coverage accommodation

Marty Lederman | Balkanization (United States) On Wednesday, the Solicitor General filed this brief in opposition to the two petitions for certiorari from the decision of the U.S. Court of …Continue reading »

Post Bulletin: Colorado nuns appeal birth control ruling to Supreme Court

AP | Post Bulletin (United States) DENVER (AP) — A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows …Continue reading »

NY Times: The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood

The Editorial Board | The New York Times (United States) A hidden-camera video released last week purported to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells tissue from aborted fetuses. It shows …Continue reading »

Balkanization: Update on the contraception coverage regulations and litigation

Marty Lederman | Balkanization (United States) It’s been almost a year since my last series of posts on the fallout from Hobby Lobby–in particular, on the challenges by nonprofit organizations …Continue reading »

AP: 10th Circuit: New health law doesn’t infringe on religious freedom

Associated Press (United States) DENVER (AP) — The federal health care law doesn’t infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee …Continue reading »

Balkanization: Hobby Lobby’s Bitter Anniversary

Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman | Balkanization (United States) A year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down Hobby Lobby. There, famously, the Court extended a religion accommodation …Continue reading »

NY Times: Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies

Adam Liptak | The New York Times (United States) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama’s health care law allows the federal government to provide nationwide …Continue reading »

LA Times: New Republican pitch to female voters: Over-the-counter birth controlLA Times: New Republican pitch to female voters: Over-the-counter birth controlLA Times: New Republican pitch to female voters: Over-the-counter birth control

Cathleen Decker | Los Angeles Times (United States) Elections have consequences, and those consequences are most acutely felt, it seems, in closely contested elections. In at least four hot races …Continue reading »