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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Supreme Court Expected To Rule On ‘Hobby Lobby’ Contraception Case

The rights of women and the powers of employers will be up against each other on Monday, in a case stemming from Obamacare.

06/29/2014

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Peekskill Parents Sue School District Over Birth Control For Daughter

The parents of a former Peekskill High School student are suing the school district, alleging a school psychologist crossed the line when he helped the girl acquire birth control.

06/04/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Protesters Turn Out As U.S. Supreme Court Hears Hobby Lobby Case On Birth Control Coverage

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.

03/25/2014

FILE -- Deer (credit: ClipArt)

Hastings-On-Hudson Using Contraceptive To Control Deer Population

Hastings-on-Hudson is implementing a technique called immunocontraception, a vaccine that would prevent deer from becoming pregnant for two years.

03/18/2014

Deer (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Westchester Mayor Proposes Injecting Deer With Birth Control

The mayor of a Westchester County town has proposed a plan to inject deer with birth control, in an effort to reduce their population.

07/06/2013

Columbia University - New York, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Probe Continues Over Woman’s Death At Columbia

Autopsy results remained inconclusive for a young woman who was found dead in a Columbia University residence hall this past weekend.

04/01/2013

Teens in New York City Protection+

City Launches New App Directed At Sexually Active Teens

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.

03/30/2013

Rat spotted in the Jamaica Center subway terminal on Sept. 21, 2011 (

MTA To Use Birth Control To Target Subway Rats

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has come up with a new way to target rats.

03/02/2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Defends Giving NYC Students Plan B ‘Morning-After Pill’

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.

09/24/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

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.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

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.

08/20/2012

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Dolan On Birth Control Mandate: Debate ‘About Religious Freedom, Not Contraception’

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.

05/22/2012

Birth Control Pill (file)

Archdiocese Of New York, Other Catholic Institutions Sue Obama Over Birth Control Mandate

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.

05/21/2012

FILE - Cardinal Timothy Dolan (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Speaks Out Against Birth Control Policy To Crowd In Hicksville

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.

03/03/2012

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