VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make it a merciful, more welcoming place for all.
The following editorial appeared Monday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
NUMBER OF UNINSURED: 1.21 million state residents not covered, or about 19 percent
PHOENIX - Arizona businesses that designate themselves as a "religiously affiliated employer" will no longer have to include contraception in the insurance coverage they provide for their workers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Friday that relaxes Arizona's requirement for health plans to cover contraception, legislation that supporters called a protection for religious freedom and that critics called an attack on women.
PHOENIX — An Arizona Senate vote provides the final legislation approval for a bill to allow more employers to exempt themselves from the state’s requirement that health plans cover contraception.
PHOENIX - A divided state House voted Thursday to expand the list of employers that can refuse to include contraceptive coverage in their health-care plans for workers.
PHOENIX - State senators voted Thursday to resurrect a controversial measure over contraceptive funding after its chief proponent promised to change it.
Lawmakers who support a religious exemption allowing employers to opt out of contraception coverage received these gifts on Thursday.
PHOENIX - Arizona employers will not be able to deny contraceptive coverage to their workers because of their religious beliefs.
PHOENIX (AP) — A conservative bill that aimed to limit birth control coverage and generated a heated political fight is being revived in the Arizona Legislature.
PHOENIX - State senators declined Wednesday to let employers cite religious reasons to refuse to provide coverage for birth control for their workers.
Cloaked in the false flag of "religious freedom," what's happening in our state Capitol, in the Republican presidential primary race and across the country is the disintegration of a person's human rights.
PHOENIX - A state representative who introduced legislation that would let more Arizona employers drop coverage for contraceptives defended her proposal at a rally Friday, responding to critics who say it intrudes on women's private lives.
PHOENIX - Supporters of legislation to let employers refuse to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees are reworking the measure to overcome privacy concerns and save it from possible defeat.
NEW YORK — Rush Limbaugh drew fire Friday from many directions, including President Barack Obama, for his depiction of a college student as a “slut” because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.
PHOENIX - The state House voted Thursday to allow any employer to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage based on its religious beliefs.