Birth control

Mary Novick of St. Paul, Minn., bows her head in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama's health care law requirement that businesses provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ […]

03/25/2014

Supreme Court Justices

Health law birth control coverage before justices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama’s health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of […]

03/23/2014

A view of the Supreme Court can be seen from the view from near the top of the Capitol Dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Court gives nuns a compromise on health care issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday offered a short-term compromise that would continue to exempt a group of Denver nuns that operates charity nursing homes from the birth control mandate of the nation’s […]

01/24/2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee laughs as he is greeted after a meeting of the Political Animals Club in Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Huckabee: Democrats pitch women on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told fellow Republicans on Thursday that rival Democrats were trying to win over female voters by promising them free birth control and telling them “they cannot control […]

01/23/2014

Appeals court deals blow to contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided appeals court panel is siding with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law. The business owners are two brothers who say […]

11/01/2013

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Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration’s compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it’s pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from […]

07/09/2013

Chicago Department of Public Health ad campaign.

‘Pregnant boys’ causing sparks in Chicago

Pictures of teenage boys sporting “pregnant” bellies are part of  Chicago’s new eye-catching teen pregnancy prevention campaign. It aims to “spark conversations among adolescents and adults on the issue of teen pregnancy and to make […]

06/10/2013

Barack Obama making statement on contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control. (AP Photo)

Business owner sues over health plan contraception

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota business owner is joining the wave of lawsuits over religious freedom and the birth control mandate included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

02/07/2013

Couple can’t collect in birth control mix-up

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A clinic that mistakenly gave vitamins instead of birth-control pills to a Wisconsin woman doesn’t have to pay to raise the child she conceived but can be sued for other financial damages, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

01/30/2013

Hobby Lobby store

Attorney: Hobby Lobby won’t offer morning-after pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores says the arts and crafts chain won’t provide the morning-after and week-after pills in its employee insurance plan when the health care mandate takes effect Jan. 1.

12/27/2012

US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday. The reason for the decline wasn’t […]

11/21/2012

Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An arts and craft supply company says part of the new federal health care law should be blocked because it requires coverage for morning-after and week-after birth control pills. Hobby Lobby […]

11/01/2012

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