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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Court Rules Catholic Benefits Association Exempt From Contraceptive Mandate

The court rules all employer members of the Catholic Benefits Association exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.

06/05/2014

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Supreme Court Justice Issues Reprieve For Birth Control Mandate

A Supreme Court justice issued an 11th hour reprieve for religious organizations opposed to offering birth control as part of their health insurance plans.

01/01/2014

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Catholic Bishops Stay Course On Gay Marriage Fight

A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against gay marriage and birth control, but gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead.

11/12/2012

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Abortion Rates Fall When Birth Control Is Free

Abortions dropped dramatically in a new study when women were provided birth control at no cost.

10/08/2012

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Which Birth Control Methods Are Best For Teens?

More than 40% of teens are sexually active, but fewer than one in 20 use the most effective contraceptives.

09/25/2012

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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

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Progress Toward Male Birth Control Pill?

Researchers have identified a small molecule compound that inhibits sperm production.

08/20/2012

Health Reform: No-Cost Contraception Starts Today

Today ushers in a new provision of the health reform law that makes additional preventive health services available.

08/02/2012

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Baltimore’s Archbishop Leads Fight Against President Obama’s Birth Control Mandate

Should the Catholic church mix politics and faith? Some say ‘no’ as the church gears up to take on the Obama administration over it’s new healthcare mandate.

06/22/2012

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D.C. Archdiocese Joins Suits Over Birth Control Rule

New federal health care rules that require church-affiliated employers to cover birth control for workers violate First Amendment free speech guarantees, the Archdiocese of Washington said Monday in announcing it was joining a series of suits nationwide against the mandate.

05/21/2012

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