Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Little Sisters of the Poor forced back to court

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/15/19, 11:30 am

Rulings this week from federal judges in California and Pennsylvania have forced an order of Catholic nuns to continue a five-year legal battle to defend its religious exemption to the federal contraceptive and abortifacient mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor fought for freedom of conscience all the way to the U.S.

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Trump contraceptive rules blocked nationwide

by Kiley Crossland & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/14/19, 05:35 pm

UPDATE: A federal judge in Philadelphia issued a nationwide injunction Monday against new Trump administration rules that would have allowed employers with moral or religious objections to birth control and abortifacient drugs to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to provide coverage for the drugs for free to their employees. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone said the exemptions could harm women who might lose coverage and states that would have to pick up the costs.

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California utility filing for bankruptcy after wildfires

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/14/19, 10:35 am

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company said Monday it will file for bankruptcy in the face of massive potential liabilities for deadly California wildfires in recent years. CEO Geisha Williams resigned Sunday, and the share price of the publicly traded utility plunged by 50 percent Monday morning. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to about 16 million people in most of the northern two-thirds of California. State fire investigators have blamed the company for wildfires that broke out in Northern California in October 2017.

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