Protesters came out in full force Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case pitting employers’ religious beliefs against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.
Hastings-on-Hudson is implementing a technique called immunocontraception, a vaccine that would prevent deer from becoming pregnant for two years.
The mayor of a Westchester County town has proposed a plan to inject deer with birth control, in an effort to reduce their population.
Autopsy results remained inconclusive for a young woman who was found dead in a Columbia University residence hall this past weekend.
The City of New York has launched a new free app providing advice to teens who are sexually active – and if parents don’t like it, it’s too bad for them.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has come up with a new way to target rats.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending a city-funded pilot program to give female students the “day after pill,” otherwise known as Plan B. It can halt pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.
The 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.
Congressman 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.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is continuing to speak out against the Obama administration’s controversial birth control mandate a day after Catholic institutions around the country filed a lawsuit against the policy.
The legal salvos have been fired by Catholic institutions across the country. Cardinal Dolan, the President of the U.S. Conference of Bishops, said the plan to force most employers to provide birth control coverage is just not acceptable.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Health and Human Services regulation on providing free contraceptive services to employees of religiously based institutions is a violation of religious freedom.
Democrats argued they were protecting women’s rights. Republicans argued they were attempting to protect the First Amendment right to religious freedom. Both parties used the issue to rally their bases. The 51-48 vote was close, upholding Obamacare.
There were protests on Capitol Hill on Friday from female lawmakers about the all-male panel of witnesses called to testify about what they believe is the Obama administration’s violation of religious freedom. The lawmakers said it’s a women’s rights issue.
President Obama’s revamped health care rule would not require religious institutions to provide free contraception for their employees.