Access to Free Birth Control Jumps 42 Percent in One year


Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The next time someone complains about how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Obamacare’s birth control mandate is limiting women’s access to contraceptives, remind them that more women than ever are now receiving free birth control.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Birth Control Mandate Cases

200352787-001In the course of the past week, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to review a challenge to Obamacare by the Virginia-based Liberty University, but has agreed to hear a pair of cases that challenge the federal government’s authority to force business owners to provide contraceptives — including those that can cause abortion — to their employees.

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Bishops Back Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

affordable care actCardinal Sean O’Malley, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities wrote to members of the House of Representatives to support the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” (H.R. 3279), to address one part of the abortion-related problem in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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