Birth control

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

Teen birth control

CHICAGO (AP) – Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants  – long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t […]

09/20/2012

Ad proclaims Obama's commitment to religious liberty

(AP) – President Barack Obama says his “commitment to protecting religious liberty is and always will be unwavering.” In a video on his campaign’s website, Obama makes no mention of the dozens of lawsuits against […]

09/19/2012

LA-area sponsor for surprise baby chimp

KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) – A surprise baby at the national sanctuary for research chimps in Louisiana has a lifetime sponsor and a name. Anita Hirsh, a longtime Chimp Haven supporter from the Los Angeles area, […]

09/06/2012

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