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Contraception

AZ religious freedom law may get new life

AZ religious freedom law may get new life

PHOENIX — The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study last week’s Supreme Court health-care mandates as a chance to revamp and revive its proposal next year.

July 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Pope: Church too focused on abortion, gay marriage and contraception

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make it a merciful, more welcoming place for all.

September 19, 2013 10:30 amLoading…

Contraceptive use should be favored by the left and right

The following editorial appeared Monday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Single-payer plan best solution to birth-control issue

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

February 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona angle on health care law

NUMBER OF UNINSURED: 1.21 million state residents not covered, or about 19 percent

June 28, 2012 8:39 amLoading…

Brewer signs birth control exemption

PHOENIX - Arizona businesses that designate themselves as a "religiously affiliated employer" will no longer have to include contraception in the insurance coverage they provide for their workers.

May 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gov. Brewer signs contraception bill

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Friday that relaxes Arizona's requirement for health plans to cover contraception, legislation that supporters called a protection for religious freedom and that critics called an attack on women.

May 11, 2012 6:57 pmLoading…

AZ bill to let more employers bypass contraception coverage goes to Brewer

PHOENIX — An Arizona Senate vote provides the final legislation approval for a bill to allow more employers to exempt themselves from the state’s requirement that health plans cover contraception.

April 25, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

House OKs contraception bill allowing more bosses to opt out

PHOENIX - A divided state House voted Thursday to expand the list of employers that can refuse to include contraceptive coverage in their health-care plans for workers.

April 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Contraceptive-funding measure is set to return in scaled-back form

PHOENIX - State senators voted Thursday to resurrect a controversial measure over contraceptive funding after its chief proponent promised to change it.

April 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Contraception exemption bill may be finished

Contraception exemption bill may be finished

Lawmakers who support a religious exemption allowing employers to opt out of contraception coverage received these gifts on Thursday.

April 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Contraception exemption bill may be finished

Contraception exemption bill may be finished

PHOENIX - Arizona employers will not be able to deny contraceptive coverage to their workers because of their religious beliefs.

April 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

AZ lawmaker says contraceptive bill will have narrower focus

PHOENIX (AP) — A conservative bill that aimed to limit birth control coverage and generated a heated political fight is being revived in the Arizona Legislature.

April 05, 2012 3:28 pmLoading…

Birth-control bill fails in Senate

PHOENIX - State senators declined Wednesday to let employers cite religious reasons to refuse to provide coverage for birth control for their workers.

March 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Contraception debate is a false front for legislating one type of religion

Cloaked in the false flag of "religious freedom," what's happening in our state Capitol, in the Republican presidential primary race and across the country is the disintegration of a person's human rights.

March 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Glendale lawmaker defends her birth-control bill

PHOENIX - A state representative who introduced legislation that would let more Arizona employers drop coverage for contraceptives defended her proposal at a rally Friday, responding to critics who say it intrudes on women's private lives.

March 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Contraception bill being changed to overcome privacy concerns

PHOENIX - Supporters of legislation to let employers refuse to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees are reworking the measure to overcome privacy concerns and save it from possible defeat.

March 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Obama joins in assailing Limbaugh

NEW YORK — Rush Limbaugh drew fire Friday from many directions, including President Barack Obama, for his depiction of a college student as a “slut” because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.

March 02, 2012 3:12 pmLoading…

Any employer could opt out of birth control under Ariz. bill

PHOENIX - The state House voted Thursday to allow any employer to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage based on its religious beliefs.

March 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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