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Harrop: Let pharmacies prescribe contraceptives

Western states lead way towards making access to birth control easier and cheaper.


Scientists identify potential birth control ‘pill’ for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control “pill” for men, new research suggests. The drugs – …


Appeals court rules pharmacists must make Plan B, other contraceptives available in Washington

Washington pharmacists who have religious objections to abortion or birth control can be sanctioned by the state if they send customers to another store for emergency contraception, a federal appeals …


Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted …


Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

WASHINGTON — The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making …


Obama administration: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

The Justice Department called on Justice Sonia Sotomayor to dissolve her last-minute stay on the contraceptive coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Sotomayor issued the …


Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover …


US wants Supreme Court to take up Hobby Lobby case

OKLAHOMA CITY — The federal government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Hobby Lobby and a Christian bookstore chain have to provide a wide range of birth …


Weighing contraception choices

In my last column, I reviewed some of the contraception options. Now I will discuss hormonal contraception and IUDs. Many hormonal contraceptives exist for women. Skin patches, vaginal rings and …


Dog birth control shots could limit populations

LOS ANGELES — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren’t caught were covered in mange …


Feds to comply with morning-after pill ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age …


US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more …


Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health care law, …


Steve Massey: Free birth control encourages irresponsibility

Would you be in favor of giving away your cash if it helped lower the number of thefts in your community? Most of us would answer no.


Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …


Pastors protest Hobby Lobby on morning-after pill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian activists attempted Thursday to deliver a petition to Hobby Lobby criticizing its challenge to a portion of the new federal health care law, but guards …


Pastors protest Hobby Lobby birth control fight

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of liberal Christian groups has come out against Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit challenging federal health care guidelines that require companies to provide insurance that covers …


NYC schools dispensing morning-after pill to girls

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 …


IUDs, implants urged for teen girls’ 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 …


Mo. lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an Obama …


Hobby Lobby sues over morning-after pill coverage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a mandate in the nation’s health care overhaul law that requires employers to provide coverage …


Fight for women’s vote defines presidential race

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that …


Women get help through Care Act

WASHINGTON – Starting today, nearly 1.1 million women in Washington state will no longer be charged a co-pay for birth control, HIV screening and several other health care services under …


Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone’s needs

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 …


The sheer options of birth control can be daunting

WASHINGTON – Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe and effective, including …


FDA overruled: No to younger teens getting morning-after contraception without prescription

In a surprise move with election-year implications, the Obama administration’s top health official overruled her own drug regulators and stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves …


Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said today in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as …


Birth control pill gets backing

WASHINGTON – Federal health experts said Thursday a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than existing drugs is safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of …


Couples Who Lapse, Repent Deserve Mercy

Married couples who use contraceptives in violation of Roman Catholic Church teaching can be forgiven if they repent and intend not to sin again, according to new Vatican guidelines for …


Pope Calls Contraceptives A Form Of ‘Hedonism’

Pope John Paul II urged Saturday that doctors pay more attention to “natural” family planning as an alternative to contraceptives, which he called a form of “hedonism.” The Catholic church …