birth control http://mtpr.org en Dear SCOTUS: Women Are People, Too http://mtpr.org/post/dear-scotus-women-are-people-too <p>This week the Supreme Court ruled, again, that corporations are people – and essentially that women are not. In an impressive misuse of legal theory, a fundamental misunderstanding of science and anatomy, and a blatant disregard for the rights of women, the Supreme Court decided in <em>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby </em>that “closely held” for-profit corporations have religious rights and can use them to prevent employees from getting the health care they need.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:13:00 +0000 Ellie Hill 21817 at http://mtpr.org Contraceptives, Campaign Finance And Citizen Initiatives http://mtpr.org/post/contraceptives-campaign-finance-and-citizen-initiatives <p></p><p>Montana politicians and interest groups were divided along party lines over this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate. In the <a href="http://www.vox.com/cards/obamacare-and-contraceptives/what-is-obamacare">Hobby Lobby case</a>, the Supreme Court ruled that closely-held private corporations do not have to provide birth control as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, if the corporations have religious objections to birth control.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:24:27 +0000 Josh Burnham 21456 at http://mtpr.org Contraceptives, Campaign Finance And Citizen Initiatives Montana feedback to Hobby Lobby decision http://mtpr.org/post/montana-feedback-hobby-lobby-decision <p>A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled this week that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. That marks the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The justices' 5-4 decision means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies, such as Hobby Lobby.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:59:27 +0000 Edward O'Brien 21319 at http://mtpr.org Montana feedback to Hobby Lobby decision Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver http://mtpr.org/post/sylphion-worth-its-weight-ancient-silver <p>September 28th &amp; 30th, 2013: Sylphion was so valuable to the ancient North African city of Cyrene - the only place where it grew - that the plant was pictured on the city's coins. People harvested sylphion to extinction for its medicinal and seasoning properties. <a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com" target="_blank">http://www.floradelaterre.com</a></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 8561 at http://mtpr.org Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver