Religious Freedom

Standing up Against Trump’s Attack on Birth Control

By Sarah Christopherson | Oct 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Standing up Against Trump’s Attack on Birth Control

New rules give millions of employers the right to deny their employees birth control coverage for any reason—or no reason at all.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: #HandsOffMyBC!

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Déjà Vu All Over Again: #HandsOffMyBC!

Once again, a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being challenged before the Supreme Court, with oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell scheduled for March 23. And once again the question at the heart of the case is whether women will have access to the contraception coverage assured them by the ACA even if their bosses have religious objections to birth control.

What to Do If Your Employer Is a Religious Refuser

By NWHN Staff | Sep 8, 2015 | Comments Off on What to Do If Your Employer Is a Religious Refuser

Though it’s difficult to admit, we now live in a world where certain employers can refuse to cover some of women’s basic health services in their insurance plans on religious grounds. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance to cover preventive service benefits; contraception is the only one that employers can get out of providing, via a religious exemption or accommodation.

Challenges to the Contraceptive Coverage Rule: What’s at Stake?

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Challenges to the Contraceptive Coverage Rule: What’s at Stake?

Since the Obama administration announced in August 2011 that health insurance plans would be required to cover contraceptive care without charging co-pays, over 50 lawsuits have been filed across the country claiming that requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception violates employers’ religious beliefs.