Women’s rights advocates say a 2014 Supreme Court decision could jeopardize access to birth control in Minnesota. They’ve revived a bill at the state Capitol to require most companies to include contraception in their health insurance plans’ prescription drug coverage.
When and how women decide to have a family is changing. In some cases, women are postponing parenthood to focus on their career. Apple and Facebook are now even offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.
A federal judge says a Hastings auto dealership can’t be forced to provide employees with health insurance that covers certain forms of birth control
Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t said much publicly about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpets his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he wants. In the Sept. 5 letter to Wisconsin Family Action, Walker says he passed legislation that gives women seeking abortions more information and health protection and that he cut off state funding for abortion providers.
With their election just weeks out, Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger Mike McFadden have seized on the issues of women’s health and Ebola to motivate voters.
Researchers are testing a new contraceptive device with wireless capabilities that could prevent pregnancy for up to 16 years. Watch Jericka Duncan’s report above for more.
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.
A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. The justices’ 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies.
More than 4,000 condoms are being delivered to the country’s “most romantic” cities in an attempt to raise awareness of the world’s endangered species. The condoms feature pictures of animals like polar bears, leatherback turtles and dwarf seahorses.
A former priest, accused of molesting two children decades ago, has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The county board recently canceled their contract with 79-year-old Harry Walsh. Walsh was one of five priests named in an internal archdiocese memo about parishes with “some connection to a history of clergy sexual abuse.”
A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law “clearly invalid and unconstitutional.”
The Minnesota House is preparing for what could be its final vote on a bill creating an health insurance exchange, but the debate could steer into abortion politics.
A clinic that mistakenly gave vitamins instead of birth-control pills to a Wisconsin woman doesn’t have to pay to raise the child she conceived but can be sued for other financial damages, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
A conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit alleging that Minnesota taxpayers are being wrongfully charged for elective abortions.
Oral contraceptives are some of the most commonly taken prescription drugs in America — at least 10 million American women take them.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says the health risks associated with oral contraceptives are low, and should be available without a prescription.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of abortions last year dropped to the lowest level since the state began keeping track in 1975.
Planned Parenthood plans to end nonsurgical abortions at its Wisconsin clinics. The organization’s leaders say Planned Parenthood will continue to provide surgical abortions at its clinics in Madison, Milwaukee and the Appleton area.
Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.
This week, DFL legislators introduced a bill called the “Contraceptive Equity Act,” which would require Minnesota health plans to provide prescription drug coverage to cover contraception without charging a co-pay.
The truth: Insurance companies operating in Minnesota are required by law to cover at least 28 separate benefits, eight types of patients and 13 different health care professions. That’s the sixth highest number of mandates in the country.
With millions of Americans under water on their mortgages and unemployment still over eight percent, the debate over birth control suddenly had become the hot button issue of the presidential campaign.
The Obama Administration’s decision to force all employers to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, including religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities, is creating incredible controversy.