(RNS) The Obama administration and faith-based foes of a rule that employer health insurance policies provide free birth control coverage continued back and forth legal filings on Friday (Jan 3.), though with an odd twist: The Justice department says an order of nuns is exempt from the mandate, while the nuns’ lawyers say they are not.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) In a rare public rebuke, Catholic bishops chided Vice President Joe Biden for his claim during the vice-presidential debate that Catholic hospitals and institutions are not being forced to provide contraception coverage to employees. By Kevin Eckstrom.
(RNS) A federal court on Wednesday (Feb. 23) struck down a Washington state law that requires pharmacists to dispense the morning-after pill even if it violates their religious beliefs. By Lauren Markoe.