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US Senate Defeats Attempt to Reverse Birth Control Coverage Mandate

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate have narrowly blocked a Republican party challenge to President Barack Obama’s order that most employers or their insurers cover the cost of contraceptives. The Democratic-led Senate defeated the measure by a vote of 51-48 Thursday. The Republican measure sought to allow employers and insurers to opt out of parts of […]

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Bid to Change US Contraceptive Coverage Defeated

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have narrowly rejected a bid to reverse a part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law that focused on birth control. The Democratic-controlled Senate defeated a Republican measure by a vote of 51-48. It sought to allow employers and insurers to opt out of parts of the law they found morally objectionable. […]

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US States Sue Over Contraceptives Rule

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Seven U.S. states have filed a lawsuit challenging a new requirement that religious-affiliated groups offer heath insurance that covers contraceptives and other birth control services. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the new rule violates the right of religious freedom granted by the U.S. Constitution. It was filed by attorneys general in Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, […]

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US Free Contraception Rule Faces Lawsuit

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Roman Catholic television network is suing the federal government over a mandate that requires the organization to provide free birth control to women. The Eternal Word Television Network filed its suit in federal court Thursday. In the complaint, its lawyers say the EWTN strongly believes, based on Catholic teachings, the covered contraceptive methods […]

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US Birth Rate Drops Again, Especially for Young Mothers

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. says its birth rate has dropped for the third straight year, with the birth rate for the nation’s youngest mothers reaching an all-time low. U.S. health officials said Thursday that just over four million babies were born in the country in 2010, down from the all-time high of more than 4.3 million in […]

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US Births Down For Third Year

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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New data released in the United States shows that birth rates in the country have declined for a third year in a row. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention says its provisional count of births in the United States for 2010 was just over 4 million. That is down 3 percent from the […]

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