Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections.
Senator Mark Udall has introduced a bill in response to the ISupreme Court ruling on contraception. It’s getting support from some women’s rights groups.
The teen birth rate in Colorado dropped 40 percent from 2009 through 2013, and state officials say a health initiative aimed at low-income women is partially responsible.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining the state’s chief medical officer to tout a state initiative to reduce teen births.
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
President Obama says a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will jeopardize women’s health. The high court ruled some for-profit companies don’t have to provide contraception coverage to their employees.
Some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The U.S. Senate race in Colorado this week gave us two great examples of how candidates can best react when pushed by outside forces.
A group of Denver supporters of the federal birth control employer mandate have taken up their knitting needles to mark U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the Hobby Lobby case.
Colorado nuns who operate nursing homes for the poor have spelled out their objections to the national health care law’s birth control rules in a 74-page appeal to a federal court in Denver.