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Court asked not to extend Catholics’ contraception exemption

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Court asked not to extend Catholics’ contraception exemption

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Nearly half of SD pregnancies unintended

December 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A new report indicates that nearly half of South Dakota’s pregnancies are unintended, and 13 percent of those result in abortions. The highest rates are among low-income women.
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Janne Myrdal, Edinburg, N.D., column: Stop calling women victims and pregnancy a disease

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

today’s liberal feminists have nothing more to fight for other than promiscuous sex and abortion. How sad. Maybe they are victims here after all the slaves of a bygone time, unable to see the freedom right in front of their eyes; a state that is of their own doing. Continue Reading

Alice Hauan, Fargo, column: Stop the GOP’s assault on women’s health

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Men mostly Republican men continue to believe that women do not know how to think or make decisions on their own. Continue Reading

Obama recasts birth control debate on own terms

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama is casting the contraception controversy as an issue of women’s rights, not religious freedom, seizing on what backers see as a political gift from Rush Limbaugh to firm up support from women and young voters, groups essential to his re-election hopes. Continue Reading

Minn., ND delegations toe party line on contraception

March 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON A battle prompted by the controversy over mandated insurance coverage for birth control might not be settled after a particularly partisan vote Thursday in the U.S. Senate. Continue Reading

Santorum: Romney answer on contraception shows he’s not conservative ‘at the core’

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At a campaign rally today in Atlanta, Rick Santorum said Mitt Romney’s “gut reaction” should have been to support the bill by Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who is backing Romney’s bid to become the GOP’s presidential nominee. Critics said the measure would have limited insurance coverage of birth control. It was defeated today in the Senate. Continue Reading

Concerned about contraception?

February 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

As Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus recounts Rick Santorum’s history of flip-flopping on contraception funding, she points out that George H.W. Bush, when he was a Republican congressman in 1969, recommended evenhandedness on the subject: “We need to take sensationalism out of this topic…If family planning is anything, it is a public health matter.” Of course. Continue Reading

MILBANK: An expert witness for the GOP gender gap

February 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

If the gender gap becomes a chasm that swallows Republicans this fall, it will be no fluke. It will, however, have something to do with Sandra Fluke.

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