A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. The justices’ 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies.
Two weeks after Republicans who control the state Assembly voted to create anti-abortion license plates that say “Choose Life,” Democrats have introduced a proposal to create plates that say “Support Planned Parenthood.”
A federal judge has refused to lift a temporary stay on a crucial section of a new Wisconsin abortion law. The language requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions.
Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed a contentious Republican bill Friday that would require women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound and ban doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing the procedures. Opponents contend legislators shouldn’t force women to undergo any medical procedure and the bill will force at least two abortion clinics where providers lack admitting privileges to shut their doors. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill in mid-June. Walker, a Republican, could have chosen to sign it at any time since then but decided to do it on Friday in the middle of the long 4th of July holiday weekend. The measure’s opponents accused him of trying to bury news of the signing.
Was he in the right, or in the wrong?
Planned Parenthood says it is closing four of its 27 locations in Wisconsin due to a lack of state funding.
Republican lawmakers are introducing legislation that would outlaw abortion and allow prosecution of doctors in Iowa.
Ken Cuccinelli aspires to be the next governor of Virginia after spending four years trying to deny women’s health care rights, blocking Obamacare and forcing his ideology and personal beliefs on the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Meet Janeane. Last year, when all those Republican presidential hopefuls were revving their campaigns into gear in Iowa, she was there with pleas and tears. She pushed by the TV cameras to talk to Mitt Romney, who hugged her, held her close and listened as she said: “Save the small families in America!”
If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.
Instead of working on the economy the GOP has focused on denying women access to health care.
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would require a doctor to be in the room when a woman takes a pill to induce abortion.
Planned Parenthood plans to end nonsurgical abortions at its Wisconsin clinics. The organization’s leaders say Planned Parenthood will continue to provide surgical abortions at its clinics in Madison, Milwaukee and the Appleton area.
Police say a homemade explosive device damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in eastern Wisconsin.