Birth control

Customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gov’t: Ruling backs nonprofits’ birth control plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the religious claims of Hobby Lobby and other for-profit businesses supports the government’s position in separate, ongoing disputes with […]

07/02/2014

Demonstrator react to hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ […]

06/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. Phil and Penny discussed the  ruling with Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding […]

06/30/2014

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

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