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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

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Announces Compromise On Contraception Measure; Catholic Leaders Furious

Catholic groups are livid over the compromise, calling President Barack Obama’s move a “ploy” that “adds insult to injury.”

02/10/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cardinal-Designate Dolan: Obama Reneging On Birth Control Provision

The president ducked questions about the contraception controversy Thursday. The reason may be the latest attack from Archbishop Dolan, who, sources said, feels he was stabbed in the back by Obama after the two met to discuss the issue.

02/09/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cardinal-Designate Dolan: President Obama Needs To Stop ‘Intruding Into Internal Life Of A Church’

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control.

02/08/2012

A new low-dose birth control patch is in clinical trials, and its lower estrogen levels could decrease the risk of side effects found in the current birth control patch.

Catholic Leaders Blast White House’s Take On Contraception Debate Negotiations Time Frame

The White House was on the run Tuesday as the controversy over requiring Catholic institutions to provide birth control to their employees erupted on the campaign trail.

02/07/2012

Birth Control Pill (file)

Catholic League Poised To Go To War With Obama Over Mandatory Birth Control Payments

Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control.

02/06/2012

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Pharmaceutical Company Recalling Multiple Lots Of Birth-Control Pills

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals says a packaging error could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

09/15/2011

Birth Control Pill (file)

Study: Hormonal Contraceptives Could Wreck Relationships

There’s a surprising new study out about men, women and birth control. Scientists say the pill and other contraceptives could take an unexpectedly heavy toll on your relationship.

05/10/2011

(Photo/Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

Rally Held To Protest House Measure On ‘Planned Parenthood’ Funding

The protest in Foley Square was in reaction to a House bill that would block federal aid for the organization.

02/26/2011

Cathie Black, Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Deflects Birth Control Question Directed At Black

When asked by a reporter Tuesday if she was sorry for making the now infamous comments, Mayor Bloomberg did not let Black reply.

01/18/2011

A new low-dose birth control patch is in clinical trials, and its lower estrogen levels could decrease the risk of side effects found in the current birth control patch.

HealthWatch: The Low-Dose Birth Control Patch

It’s news many women have been waiting to hear – researchers are now testing a new, potentially safer way to prevent pregnancies. The race is on to develop a low-dose birth control patch

09/16/2010

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