California Sues Trump Over Rollback Of Birth Control RulesThe new rules violate the U.S. Constitution by allowing employers to use their religious beliefs to justify discrimination and to deny women equal protection under the law, the lawsuit contends.
Tennessee Jails Are Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
Mibelas Birth Control Tablets Recalled Over Labeling ProblemThe Food and Drug Administration has announced a nationwide birth control pill recall.
Women Can Get Birth Control Without Prescription In CaliforniaIt’s not technically over-the-counter, but you can get hormonal contraceptives from a pharmacist after filling out a questionnaire.
Over-The-Counter Birth Control For California Could Be Just A Few Months AwayUnlike Oregon’s law, there is no age restriction on this option and women have to fill out a health questionnaire documenting things like cigarette use, pregnancy and breast cancer history.
Dozens Of Women File Lawsuit Over Suspected Birth Control MixupThe lawsuit lists 113 women, three from Northern California, who claim a drug company distributed defective birth control pills, resulting in unwanted pregnancies.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
Governor Signs Bill Allowing Nurses To Dispense Birth Control During a visit to a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives.
Opinion: Akin's Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP PlatformThe basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican's are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Opinion: Despite Denials Akin's Comments Are Part GOP War On WomenCongressman Akin's comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
Government Adivisers Recommend Free Birth Control For WomenMillions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government.