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Supco contraception decision: Montana congressional delegation breaks down on party lines

Supco contraception decision: Montana congressional delegation breaks down on party lines

HELENA — Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday limiting contraception coverage fell along party lines in Montana’s congressional delegation, as Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines hailed the decision as upholding religious freedom.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama making peace on contraception coverage

WASHINGTON — America's Big Religious War ended on Friday. Or at least it ought to.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Moderate, liberal bishops finally start to speak out

WASHINGTON — There is a healthy struggle brewing among the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops. A previously silent group, upset over conservative colleagues defining the church’s public posture and eagerly picking fights with President Barack Obama, has had enough.

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Birth control coverage ban ruled unconstitutional

Birth control coverage ban ruled unconstitutional

HELENA — A Helena district judge has declared unconstitutional the state’s ban on prescription birth control coverage for teenage girls covered under the state’s health insurance program for low-income people.

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Vatican tries to make nuns sound like bishops

Really? Women religious in America will now have a bishop grading their morals?

April 29, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Rhetoric intensifies in bishops' battle against birth control

WASHINGTON — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops will make an important decision this week: Do they want to defend the church's legitimate interest in religious autonomy, or do they want to wage an election-year war against President Barack Obama?

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Montana delegation weighs in on Blunt Amendment, contraception issue

HELENA — Montana's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, voted with the majority Thursday to shoot down an amendment that would have overturned President Barack Obama's order that most employers and health insurers cover the cost of birth control.

March 01, 2012 4:56 pmLoading…
NW Wyoming Family Planning fundraiser focuses on women's health

NW Wyoming Family Planning fundraiser focuses on women's health

CODY, Wyo. -- With a handful of protesters marching outside, more than 200 people packed an auditorium here Saturday night to celebrate women's health and to raise money for Northwest Wyoming Family Planning.

February 13, 2012 12:15 pm Photos

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Obama risks losing Catholic vote

''Religious liberty in our country is in jeopardy." Catholics in the Washington, D.C., area heard those ominous words from their archbishop read during Masses last Sunday. With similar statements echoing through churches around the country, the Republican candidates for president have taken …

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Guest opinion: More politicians campaign against birth control

BOSTON — Maybe Siri was being an alarmist. When I asked my BFF, the talking virtual assistant behind my new iPhone 4S, where I could find birth control, she answered, “I didn’t find any birth control clinics.”

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Rehberg unveils draft of health-education budget for his subcommittee

Rehberg unveils draft of health-education budget for his subcommittee

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., on Thursday released his proposed annual spending in 2012 for federal health, labor and education programs overseen by the budget panel he chairs — including proposals to defund federal health reform and cut what he called “wasteful” programs.

September 29, 2011 5:23 pmLoading…
Survey finds no consensus on Cody's problem deer

Survey finds no consensus on Cody's problem deer

CODY, Wyo. -- The results of Cody's urban deer survey were unveiled Wednesday night in a poorly attended but sharply divided public meeting.

June 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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So far, GOP has cut all family-planning funds from Montana budget

So far, GOP has cut all family-planning funds from Montana budget

HELENA — At Flathead Family Planning Services in Kalispell, some 3,200 people — many of them without health insurance or much money — visit in a year to get physical exams, contraception, pregnancy tests and other reproductive health care.

March 16, 2011 5:58 pmLoading…

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