Hot News Stories (2/22/12)
An ongoing political dispute over the Obama administration’s new mandate on contraceptive coverage has reached the federal courts, with the Justice Department on Friday urging judges to stay out of the controversy until a compromise can be worked out.
Fox News (USA)
Hundreds of women locked arms and stood mute outside the Virginia State Capitol on Monday to protest a wave of anti-choice legislation coursing through the General Assembly.
New York Times (USA)
As Roman Catholic leaders and government officials clash over the proper role of religion and reproductive health, shifts in health care economics are magnifying the tension. Financially stronger Catholic-sponsored medical centers are increasingly joining with smaller secular hospitals, in some cases limiting access to treatments like contraception, abortion and sterilization.