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Secular Coalition Condemns Administration’s Age Limits on Plan B

Washington, DC–The Secular Coalition for America today condemned the Obama administration’s decision to limit the sale of Plan B, the so-called “morning-after pill,” to women 15 years of age and older. The Secular Coalition said the administration’s …

Nonreligious coalition urges HHS to drop proposed contraception rule changes

WASHINGTON, DC—The Secular Coalition for America on Monday submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expressing strong opposition to the proposed rule changes for “religious employers” regarding preventiv…

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Evangelical leader joins Religious Institute in supporting family planning, opposing proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood

A former VP of Government Affairs for the National Evangelical Association has joined with a network of more than 5,200 religious leaders to denounce the proposed Federal cuts to family planning and basic healthcare services — in particular, Planned Parenthood.

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Texas Two-Step: Religious Right anti-family planning agenda backfires in the Lone Star State

A funny thing happens when state lawmakers advance the Religious Right’s agenda: It can end up costing that state a ton of money. Big bills are a problem for even the staunchest allies of the Religious Right, and that has led to a change of heart in Texas when it comes to funding family planning services.

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Action Alert: Support the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act!

Support a bill that would give grants to programs that offer a comprehensive approach to sex education.

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Bishops reject latest Obama olive branch on contraceptives

As you might recall, federal regulations have been issued under the Affordable Care Act concerning what the types of coverage that health care plans must include. Contraceptives are, of course, on the list. Houses of worship and seminaries are exempt from the mandate, but that’s not good enough for the bishops.

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The Pope has given his personal support to a campaign being run by right-wing Catholics to have abortion “defunded” throughout the European Union.

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Why the religious right rejects the Obama compromise over birth control

I continue to be amazed that in the year 2013 our nation continues to grapple with the issue of access to contraceptives, a matter most advanced nations laid to rest long ago.

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Secular Coalition disappointed with HHS rule change

The Secular Coalition for America today expressed its strong disappointment at the proposed rules issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopting an exemption to contraception requirements using a new definition of “religious employer.”

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The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the publication today of a new report by Education For Choice (EFC), examining the quality of education on abortion and contraception in UK schools. The report, Abortion Education in the UK: Failing our young people?, follows on from a number of high profile incidents involving anti-abortion groups.

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