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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

Plan B (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Birth Control Pill (file)

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

Birth Control Pill (file)

Senate Rejects Effort To Reverse Obama Birth Control Policy; Republican: ‘This Is Tyranny’

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.

03/01/2012

Contraception debate on Capitol Hill

Female Senators Blast Contraception Hearing Featuring All Male Religious, Political Figures

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.

02/17/2012

President Obama announced a reversal of his administration's health care rule requiring religious employers to provide women free access to contraception on February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Nation’s Bishops, Others Voice Objections To Birth Control Rule

President Obama’s revamped health care rule would not require religious institutions to provide free contraception for their employees.

02/11/2012

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