Birth Control

STUDY: Free Birth Control Implants Slash Teen Pregnancy RatesResearchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users.
Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the ChurchThree-fourths of the nearly 600 inactive Catholics polled in the Springfield Diocese say they left or drifted away from the church because of differences over doctrinal issues.
Lawmaker Challenges Birth Control RulingA Missouri lawmaker is upset because his state-provided group health insurance requires abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and birth control.
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.
UPDATE: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby LobbyThe case weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.
$100M NuvaRing Settlement FinalizedA $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement, those involved in the lawsuits said Thursday.
Local Patrons React to Hobby Lobby CaseLocal patrons of Hobby Lobby are weighing in on the Supreme Court over whether the company has a right to deny its employees contraceptive health care coverage.
MU Law Professor Involved in Hobby Lobby Case An associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law is involved in a case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Dolan: Pope Francis Bringing More People to Catholicism"I can't walk down the streets of our beloved New York without people coming up to me and saying 'thanks for Pope Francis, you guys did a good job, we love him'"
Mo. AG Won't Appeal Birth Control RulingAttorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted moral objectors from an insurance requirement to cover birth control.
Mo. Bill Lets Pharmacies Refuse to Stock DrugsThe measure, which was sent to the House by a 24-9 Senate vote, was touted by its sponsor as a way to protect the rights of business owners.
Judge Overturns Mo. Law On Birth Control CoverageU.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.
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