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Health Watch: A Wireless Birth Control Method?

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.

07/23/2014

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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

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Minnesotans React To SCOTUS Ruling On Employers Providing Contraceptives

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.

06/30/2014

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Condoms Push Wildlife Preservation While Getting Wild

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.

02/13/2014

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Priest Accused of Molestation Suspended As Sex Ed Teacher

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.”

12/25/2013

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Federal Judge Delays North Dakota Abortion Law

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.”

07/22/2013

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Minn. Health Care Exchange Heads For Final Votes

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.

03/14/2013

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Wis. Couple Can’t Collect In Birth Control Mix-Up

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.

01/30/2013

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Lawsuit: Minnesota Improperly Pays For Abortions

A conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit alleging that Minnesota taxpayers are being wrongfully charged for elective abortions.

11/28/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Pill Get To Be Sold Over-The-Counter?

Oral contraceptives are some of the most commonly taken prescription drugs in America — at least 10 million American women take them.

11/20/2012

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Group: Birth Control Pills Should Be Available Without A Prescription

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says the health risks associated with oral contraceptives are low, and should be available without a prescription.

11/20/2012

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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

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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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Lowest Number Of MN Abortions Since Records Began

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.

07/02/2012

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Planned Parenthood Suspends Pill Abortions In Wis.

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.

04/20/2012

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