Birth Control

New California Law Allows Women To Obtain Birth Control Without Doctor’s VisitSoon, it will be much easier for women in the Bay Area and California to obtain birth control. A new law allows women to skip the doctor and go right to the pharmacy.
Human Birth Control Chemical, BPA Cause Lower Fertility In Fish, Government Scientists SayNewly-released research from U.S. government scientists found a chemical in birth control pills and the chemical BPA affects the fertility of fish. These chemicals often end up in waterways.
Pope Francis Says Good Catholics Don't Have To Breed 'Like Rabbits'Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."
Pelosi Pushes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Denying Contraception Benefits Over Religious BeliefsHouse Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has offered her support for a bill introduced by two Democratic lawmakers that would prohibit for-profit employers from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception.
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.
Supreme Court Rules Corporations Aren't Required To Cover ContraceptionThe justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.
Taxpayer-Funded Condom Delivery Program For Teens Expanding In CaliforniaThe taxpayer-funded program allows kids between the ages of 12 and 19 to get up to 10 condoms a month mailed to their home, without parental permission.
KCBS In Depth: Conservative Catholic Prepares For New Role As SF's ArchbishopArchbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone is stepping into a new, prominent leadership role within the Catholic Diocese of San Francisco in a matter of weeks; bringing with him a record that is well-known in religious and conservative circles.
California May Soon Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth ControlThe state Senate has approved a bill that would allow nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives at primary care clinics.
Opinion: Akin's Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP PlatformThe basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican's are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Opinion: Despite Denials Akin's Comments Are Part GOP War On WomenCongressman Akin's comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
San Francisco Archbishop Joins In Fight Against Obama Birth Control PolicyArchbishop George Niederauer is joining the campaign to overturn a new federal rule that requires religious hospitals, schools and charities to cover the cost of birth control for their employees.