Birth Control http://wesa.fm en Supreme Court's Monumental Rulings: From Contraception To Cellphones http://wesa.fm/post/supreme-courts-monumental-rulings-contraception-cellphones <p>This week, the Supreme Court completed its term with a flurry of decisions ranging from birth-control exemptions for employers to the need for a warrant to search cell phones.</p><p>Our legal contributor, University of Pittsburgh Law Professor David Harris, explained the recent court rulings, and how they will impact our lives.</p><p>He started by discussing the Supreme Court’s <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/30/327065968/hobby-lobby-ruling-cuts-into-contraceptive-mandate">ruling to allow companies an exemption from providing birth control on religious grounds</a>. It was a decision that<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/231974154/Ginsburg-Dissent"> split the Court 5-4</a> and has proved to be just as decisive and controversial with the public. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:47:48 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 31976 at http://wesa.fm Supreme Court's Monumental Rulings: From Contraception To Cellphones Pittsburgh Diocese Suing U.S. Over Birth Control Mandate http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-diocese-suing-us-over-birth-control-mandate <p>Bishop David Zubik and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh are suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after being forced to cover the cost of birth control methods that contradict the beliefs of the church.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:56:44 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 17871 at http://wesa.fm