Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling

EUGENE, Ore. — Privately held companies with religious objections, like Hobby Lobby, cannot be forced to offer certain types of birth control coverage under President Obama‚Äôs health care law. In a 5-to-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights. The high court considered appeals from the arts-and-crafts giant … Continue reading »

SCOTUS Rules on Contraception Mandate

(CNN) — Closely held companies with religious objections, like Hobby Lobby, cannot be forced to offer certain types of birth control coverage under President Obama’s health care law. In a 5-to-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights. The high court considered appeals from the arts-and-crafts giant and … Continue reading »

Merkley Speaks Out on Women’s Health

EUGENE, Ore. — Your personal and private health decisions are not your boss’s business–that was the message Senator Jeff Merkley was trying to get out Friday. A current court case could allow “for profit” companies to deny insurance coverage to women for birth control and other preventive services if they have a moral objection. On … Continue reading »

SCOTUS Hears “Hobby Lobby” Case

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments that challenge President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The issue: Can for-profit corporations refuse certain contraceptive services because of religious beliefs? It all stems from two cases involving Hobby Lobby craft stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The owners of both companies want to deny their employees … Continue reading »