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Nov 20, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Friday in the case of California churches against the state’s abortion coverage mandate.
Feb 24, 2020 - 05:20 pm .- Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will not back down from its ban on health insurance plans that exclude abortion, even after federal authorities have sided with Catholic nuns who object to the ban.
Feb 23, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A California rule to require abortion coverage in health care plans now faces scrutiny from federal officials who say it violates the law. The controversial rule was a reaction to two Jesuit universities’ removal of abortion coverage, prompting Planned Parenthood and others to lobby state officials to block the effort.
Feb 19, 2020 - 05:35 pm .- California could lose federal funds for requiring employer health plans to cover elective abortion, federal officials have said.
Jan 24, 2020 - 02:23 pm .- The Trump administration has said that California state policies violate federal law for requiring abortion coverage in religious groups’ health insurance plans – a mandate that Catholic leaders had charged “directly targeted” Catholic universities that had stopped paying for employees’ elective abortions.
Apr 5, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- A 2014 California rule forcing religious groups, including churches, to cover elective abortions for employees was the result of direct pressure from Planned Parenthood, internal emails have shown.
Jan 18, 2018 - 04:21 pm .- A new division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to ensure the protection of religious freedom and conscience rights for Americans, government officials announced Thursday.?
Jul 8, 2016 - 03:12 pm .- Churches and other organizations in California will be forced to buy insurance plans that cover abortions due to the Obama administration’s clear misinterpretation of a pro-life law, said prominent pro-life thinker Richard Doerflinger.
Jun 22, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled.
Oct 3, 2014 - 04:30 pm .- The California government “directly targeted” two Catholic universities and violated federally guaranteed civil rights by ordering their health insurance plans to cover abortions, the California Catholic Conference has charged.  
Aug 26, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities.

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