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A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on Dec. 7, 2001 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

AP Survey: Abortions Decline In Nearly All States, 12 Percent Nationwide Decrease

Nationwide, the AP survey showed a decrease in abortions of about 12 percent since 2010.

06/07/2015

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Pope Strongly Defends Church Teaching Against Contraception

Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia’s largest Catholic nation to urge families to be “sanctuaries of respect for life.”

01/16/2015

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Court Rejects Obamacare Contraception Challenge From Religious Groups

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president’s health care law.

11/14/2014

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Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

07/16/2014

A Nebraska federal judge says the Hobby Lobby decision has eroded confidence in the judicial system and divided the American public along partisan lines. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Says Supreme Court Needs To ‘STFU’

Nebraska federal judge Richard George Kopf says the Hobby Lobby ruling has eroded trust in the Supreme Court.

07/08/2014

Taking birth control pills regularly may help prevent women from two forms of cancer even after they've stopped using it, according to new research.  (FILE PHOTO. credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Business Owner: We Want To Provide Good Health Care For Employees But Don’t Want To Fund Abortive Procedures

Business owners who don’t want to pay for their employees’ birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.

07/03/2014

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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

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Dinner in Los Angeles on June 19, 2014. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Clinton ‘Deeply Disturbed’ By Hobby Lobby Ruling

Former Secretary of State says she disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling.

06/30/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House: Women’s Health Will Be Jeopardized By Supreme Court’s Contraception Ruling

The White House says women’s health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court’s decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.

06/30/2014

Hobby Lobby supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled in a  5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby saying that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from health care reform's requirement that employer sponsored health insurance policies cover contraception.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SCOTUS: Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Pay For Birth Control

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

06/30/2014

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