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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA 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.
Supreme Court Expected To Rule On 'Hobby Lobby' Contraception CaseThe rights of women and the powers of employers will be up against each other on Monday, in a case stemming from Obamacare.
Peekskill Parents Sue School District Over Birth Control For DaughterThe 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.
Protesters Turn Out As U.S. Supreme Court Hears Hobby Lobby Case On Birth Control CoverageProtesters 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 Using Contraceptive To Control Deer PopulationHastings-on-Hudson is implementing a technique called immunocontraception, a vaccine that would prevent deer from becoming pregnant for two years.
Westchester Mayor Proposes Injecting Deer With Birth ControlThe mayor of a Westchester County town has proposed a plan to inject deer with birth control, in an effort to reduce their population.
Probe Continues Over Woman's Death At ColumbiaAutopsy results remained inconclusive for a young woman who was found dead in a Columbia University residence hall this past weekend.
City Launches New App Directed At Sexually Active TeensThe 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.
MTA To Use Birth Control To Target Subway RatsThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority has come up with a new way to target rats.
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.
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.
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