Women's Rights Advocates Revive Contraceptive Access BillWomen'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.
More Women Freezing Eggs & Focusing On Careers FirstWhen 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.
Judge: Auto Dealer Need Not Cover ContraceptivesA federal judge says a Hastings auto dealership can't be forced to provide employees with health insurance that covers certain forms of birth control
Wis. Gov. Walker Outlines Abortion, Gay Marriage PositionsRepublican 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.
McFadden, Franken Seize On High-Pressure IssuesWith 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.
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.
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.
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.
Condoms Push Wildlife Preservation While Getting WildMore 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.
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."
Federal Judge Delays North Dakota Abortion LawA 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."
Minn. Health Care Exchange Heads For Final VotesThe 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.
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.
Lawsuit: Minnesota Improperly Pays For AbortionsA conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit alleging that Minnesota taxpayers are being wrongfully charged for elective abortions.
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.