contraception mandate http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19562/all en FRC Plans #HobbyLobby Day March 29 http://www.mrc.org/cmi/frc-plans-hobbylobby-day-march-29 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Family Research Council urges Americans to stand with Christian crafts store. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Family Research Council wants to re-create <a href="http://www.mrctv.org/videos/checking-out-chick-fil-appreciation-day">Mike Huckabee's “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”</a>&nbsp;– this time for craft store Hobby Lobby. FRC is encouraging Americans to participate in a #HobbyLobbyDay on March 29th via social media and shopping. <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Picture%202%281%29.png" style="float: right;" height="177" width="405" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi/frc-plans-hobbylobby-day-march-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Government Health Life Politics contraception mandate Hobby Lobby. FRC obamacare Religious Liberty Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:15:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 45848 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby Lobby: 'What Right Do They Have to Interfere With Medical Decisions by Women?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-slams-hobby-lobby-what-right-do-they-have-interfere-medical-decisions-wom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: <strong>"What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?</strong>...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women's health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-03-25-MSNBC-AMR-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-slams-hobby-lobby-what-right-do-they-have-interfere-medical-decisions-wom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell contraception mandate Hobby Lobby MSNBC obamacare Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:52:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 45836 at http://www.mrc.org Dishonest Abortion Activists Attack Hobby Lobby at SCOTUS http://www.mrc.org/articles/dishonest-abortion-activists-attack-hobby-lobby-scotus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Protestors rally behind ‘War on Women’ lie. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do Cesar Chavez, “raped animals,” Margaret Sanger fans, and Occupy-esque mantras have in common? </p><p>They were all present in front of the Supreme Court today. Hundreds of left-wing activists showed up today to attack Hobby Lobby for its objection to the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate, specifically that the Christian-owned firm pays for abortifacient contraceptives in the employee health insurance plan Obamacare says it must provide. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/dishonest-abortion-activists-attack-hobby-lobby-scotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Health Life Politics Abortion contraception mandate Hobby Lobby SCOTUS War on Women Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:05:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 45833 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Adopts Left-Wing Spin on ObamaCare Contraception Mandate: Women's 'Rights' vs. 'Religious Freedom' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-adopts-left-wing-spin-obamacare-contraception-mandate-womens-rights-vs-religious-free <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, co-host Gayle King adopted liberal spin on the ObamaCare contraception mandate being challenged in the Supreme Court: <strong>"It pits the rights of a woman's access to contraception against a company's religious freedom."</strong> That description of the case was nearly identical to the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2014/03/25/huh-nyts-liptak-claims-hobby-lobby-case-pits-religious-liberty-against-" target="_blank">false framing of the issue</a> in Monday's <em>New York Times</em>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-adopts-left-wing-spin-obamacare-contraception-mandate-womens-rights-vs-religious-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning contraception mandate obamacare Supreme Court Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:23:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 45830 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Bigotry Disguised as Freedom’: The LA Times, The Guardian, Daily Beast Vs. Hobby Lobby http://www.mrc.org/articles/bigotry-disguised-freedom-la-times-guardian-daily-beast-vs-hobby-lobby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberals fret over brand-new ‘rights’ while dismissing the First Amendment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Out: First Amendment protections guaranteeing religious liberty. Oh, and the right to free association. In: The inalienable right to have strangers pony up for your sex life.<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/10150628_10202895081711779_1110819127_n.jpg" style="float: right;" height="290" width="218" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bigotry-disguised-freedom-la-times-guardian-daily-beast-vs-hobby-lobby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Constitution Faith Government Health Life Politics contraception mandate Hobby Lobby Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:52:57 +0000 mike.ciandella 45827 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today: Obama’s Contraception Mandate ‘Foolish,’ ‘Suspect’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-obamas-contraception-mandate-foolish-suspect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper says administration ‘picked a fight’ with Little Sisters of the Poor. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>At least one government watchdog is learning to bark again.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-obamas-contraception-mandate-foolish-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Business Faith Government Life Politics Cecile Richards contraception mandate Little Sisters of the Poor Planned Parenthood USA Today Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:15:01 +0000 mike.ciandella 45288 at http://www.mrc.org ABC: Be Careful About Working for Christians http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-be-careful-about-working-christians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Biased Hobby Lobby report didn’t disclose lefty expert’s ties to case. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Job-searchers, there are plenty of reasons to refuse an offer: there’s the wrong industry, the better offer, the long commute – or maybe, suggests ABC, the dreaded Christian boss.<img width="232" height="130" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/bc.jpg" />&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-be-careful-about-working-christians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Government Health Politics abc contraception mandate Hobby Lobby Obama Care Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:08:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 45090 at http://www.mrc.org Pesky Facts! WaPo Misleads on Public Opinion of Contraception Mandate http://www.mrc.org/articles/pesky-facts-wapo-misleads-public-opinion-contraception-mandate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;The Fix&#039; ignores inconvenient new polling to defend ObamaCare. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s been said that facts are stubborn things. True enough, but that doesn’t daunt the “journalists” at The Washington Post. Faced with uncomfortable information, those intrepid truth-tellers … ignore it. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pesky-facts-wapo-misleads-public-opinion-contraception-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Government Life Politics contraception mandate Hobby Lobby The Fix Washington Post Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:44:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 45078 at http://www.mrc.org Comparing Catholics Ryan and Biden, WaPo Columnist Chides Pro-Life “Fox News Bishops” http://www.mrc.org/articles/comparing-catholics-ryan-and-biden-wapo-columnist-chides-pro-life-fox-news-bishops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raises false rift between liberal, conservative Catholics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2012/10/09/stp1010/?print=1">her October 9 column</a> “Ryan v. Biden: the Catholic ‘Thrilla in Manila,’” Washington Post <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/">“She the People”</a> columnist Melinda Henneberger made a common journalistic error when discussing the Catholic Church, by introducing a false dichotomy between “liberal” Catholicism’s emphasis on social issues, and “conservative” Catholicism’s emphasis on pro-life issues.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/comparing-catholics-ryan-and-biden-wapo-columnist-chides-pro-life-fox-news-bishops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Government Patriotism Abortion Catholic Church contraception mandate Joe Biden Melinda Henneberger Paul Ryan Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:51:16 +0000 matt.philbin 41471 at http://www.mrc.org The State of Debate http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/state-debate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2585" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI.pound_.jpg?1330458634" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 28, 2012 - 2:46pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Culture and Media Institute Constitution Faith Government Life Politics cartoon contraception mandate Obama Care Religion Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:50:36 +0000 matt.philbin 39269 at http://www.mrc.org Signs of the Times http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/signs-times <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2568" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI1-LadyLiberty.jpg?1329855690" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 21, 2012 - 2:40pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Culture and Media Institute Constitution Family Government Health Politics contraception mandate obamacare Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:42:47 +0000 matt.philbin 39210 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Slams GOP for 'Unfortunate Image' of Religious Freedom Hearing 'Dominated by Men' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-slams-gop-unfortunate-image-religious-freedom-hearing-dominated-men <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Friday's NBC Today, substitute co-host Savannah Guthrie eagerly to<img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-02-NBC-TDAY-GuthrieGregory.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 179px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />uted liberal talking points attacking a hearing held by House Republicans over the controversial ObamaCare contraception mandate on Thursday: <strong>"[They] held a hearing on the matter and Democrats got a lot of mileage out the fact that, that first panel of witnesses was all men."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-slams-gop-unfortunate-image-religious-freedom-hearing-dominated-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams contraception mandate David Gregory hearing Kelly O'Donnell NBC Republicans Savannah Guthrie Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:00:09 +0000 kyle.drennen 39185 at http://www.mrc.org