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.
Birth control through a vending machine. That’s what one local university is looking to do after seeing it at another campus.
President Barack Obama declared Friday he’s found a solution to a birth control uproar that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free contraception, as he rushed to defuse an election-year issue that threatened to overtake his administration.
Contraception controversy. A showdown between the White House and the Catholic Church is heating up over the president’s mandate to make birth control free.
Catholic leaders are outraged. New federal health care mandates say religious organizations must include birth control coverage in their health plans. But the leader of Baltimore Catholics says that will never happen.
A majority of medical experts has voted that Yaz and other popular birth control pills remain a beneficial option for women, despite an increasing number of studies suggesting the drugs are more likely to cause dangerous blood clots than older birth control pills.
Birth control may soon be available for free for millions of women. The Institute of Medicine has recommended the government require health insurance providers to cover contraception without co-payments.
Maryland has become the first state to approve the use of Gonacon, a deer birth control product, but the state’s director of wildlife said Friday he can’t imagine it ever being used in what he termed the open landscape.