A group of Colorado nuns won’t have to comply with a federal ruling about birth control until they hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear their case.
A group of Colorado nuns is appealing a federal appellate court ruling that found that President Barack Obama’s health care law adequately protects them from having to provide coverage of contraception for their employees, potentially setting up another combustible debate over birth control and religion in the midst of next year’s presidential election.
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 health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.
A Denver mom says she got the birth control Nexplanon in January and is now 14-weeks pregnant.
Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is part of a birth control debate on Capitol Hill that is expected to become heated during Campaign 2016.
The Colorado House gave initial approval to the state’s $25 billion budget for next year after considering nearly 40 amendments.
Colorado Democrats and Republicans are headed toward a clash over state funding for teenage access to long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices.
Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans were in federal court Monday to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to violate their religious beliefs.
Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives.
Republican Cory Gardner defeated Mark Udall on Tuesday, unseating the incumbent Democratic senator and helping the GOP reach its goal of capturing the U.S. Senate.