Martha Stahl http://mtpr.org en 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 Planned Parenthood of Montana's new president and CEO http://mtpr.org/post/planned-parenthood-montanas-new-president-and-ceo <p>Planned Parenthood of Montana's new President and C-E-O, Martha Stahl, says she's a natural fit for the organization. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:20:26 +0000 Edward O'Brien 7077 at http://mtpr.org Planned Parenthood of Montana's new president and CEO