Soon, 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.
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.”
House 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.
A Massachusetts company is rethinking the future of contraception with a tiny chip that can be implanted under a woman’s skin.
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.
The 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.
As San Francisco explodes with revelers celebrating the gay lifestyle, on Thursday the Vatican discussed less judgmental language regarding gay unions and the gay lifestyle, in addition to conceding that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant.
Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
The 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.
Bergoglio is known to be conservative on spiritual issues. He opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and supports celibacy. However, according to the National Cathedral Reporter’s John Allen, “he’s no defender of clerical privilege, or insensitive to pastoral realities.”