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Stories with subject: Birth control
  • $14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:14 am
  • CHICAGO - A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.

  • Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:04 am
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a "friend of the court" brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • DENVER - Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

  • SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:39 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A state Senate panel advanced legislation Thursday that opponents warn could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina. The panel also took testimony on a separate bill that would outlaw all abortions and most contraception by giving legal rights to fertilized eggs.

  • Philippine court rules family planning law legal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:19 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a family planning law is constitutional, allowing the government to provide reproductive health care services primarily to the country's poor despite strong opposition to the law from the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Wyoming Catholic College opposes mandate 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:22 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming Catholic College is temporarily exempt from providing contraceptive coverage in its employee health plans while it fights the mandate in court, according to officials with the college in Lander.

  • Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:01 pm
  • 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 contraceptive and abortion drugs.

  • Okla. House panel passes morning-after pill limits 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:11 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Legislation requiring anyone under 17 to have a prescription to purchase the so-called morning-after pill got approval from an Oklahoma House committee Tuesday, in spite of concerns by opponents that it could lead to more unwanted pregnancies, especially among teenagers.

  • Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:47 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has turned away an early look at a challenge by religiously affiliated not-for-profit groups to the new health care law's provision on birth control coverage.

  • Vatican: Obama talks included birth control 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:31 am
  • VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says the Catholic Church's objection to a contraception requirement under the Affordable Care Act was raised during President Barack Obama's visit.

  • Ga. Catholic groups win fight over contraception 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:47 pm
  • ATLANTA - A federal judge in Atlanta on Wednesday ruled that certain nonprofit organizations in Georgia affiliated with the Catholic Church are not subject to a contraception mandate included in the president's health care law.

  • Oklahoma officials express support for Hobby Lobby 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:40 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma officials expressed support Tuesday for Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. as attorneys argued before the U.S. Supreme Court over the federal health care law's mandate that employers offer emergency contraceptives like the morning-after pill.

  • Craft protest in Denver marks birth control case 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:38 pm
  • DENVER - A group of Denver supporters of the federal birth control employer mandate took out their arts and crafts supplies to protest Attorney General John Suthers' involvement in the Hobby Lobby case.

  • Lincoln bishop reaffirms birth control prohibition 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:23 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - The bishop of the Lincoln Catholic Diocese has issued a letter reminding the diocese's nearly 98,000 members that the church stance has not changed over the millennia: The use of contraceptives is forbidden.

  • University's birth control research challenged 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:35 am
  • ST. LOUIS - A Washington University research project that provides free birth control to the poor and uninsured is under scrutiny for its off-label use of a contraceptive insert.

  • AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:05 pm
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  • Sex education policy yielding positive benefits 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 12:08 pm
  • CLARKSDALE, Mississippi - A little more than a year has passed since the adoption of an abstinence-plus policy in all three Coahoma County school districts, and teachers and students who have participated in the program, say they are seeing benefits.