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US Supreme Court: Religious rights trump birth control

Michael Hichborn kneels and prays as he joins demonstrators while waiting for the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. AP

A sharply divided U.S. 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.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC

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A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law said on Tuesday it was expecting a narrow victory in the Supreme Court ruling on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China: Birth limits still needed despite easing

In this Jan. 10, 2013 photo, parents play with their children at a kid's play area in a shopping mall in Beijing. China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy and abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The official Xinhua News Agency said the party announced the changes in a policy document following a key, four-day meeting of party leaders that ended Tuesday in Beijing. AP

China has no intention of abandoning family planning controls soon despite announcing it would ease the one-child policy, a government spokesman said Tuesday, adding that the policy could be loosened further in the future.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican polls parishes on marriage, birth control

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The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US to allow morning-after pill for girls of any age

President Barack Obama. AP Photo

The Obama administration said Monday it would comply with a judge’s order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug’s availability.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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