Latest Contraception controversy News

Minnesota jury: Woman wasn't entitled to morning-after pill

Aug. 05, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Friday ruled that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman's rights when he refused to provide her emergency contraceptives more than three years ago. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota Human Rights...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 03, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: The GOP’s position on contraception exposes its abortion hypocrisy A logical person might think that politicians who oppose abortion rights would want to do as much as they can to prevent...

Minnesota case weighs right to emergency contraception

Aug. 01, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A trial in Minnesota is expected to decide whether a woman's human rights were violated when a pharmacist denied her request in 2019 to fill a prescription for emergency contraception. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

House OKs bill to protect contraception from Supreme Court

Jul. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The right to use contraceptives would be enshrined in law under a measure that Democrats pushed through the House on Thursday, their latest campaign-season response to concerns a conservative Supreme Court that already erased federal abortion rights could go further. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 20, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 15 The Washington Post on access to birth control after the SCOTUS ruling on abortion: The French company that has asked for permission to sell birth control pills over the counter in...

Missouri Dems seek contraception, ectopic pregnancy session

Jul. 11, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Two leading Democratic Missouri lawmakers on Monday asked the state’s Republican governor to call a special session to pass legislation that would safeguard contraception and medical treatment for ectopic pregnancies after a near total ban on abortion was instituted. Senate...

Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception

Jun. 29, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

A large Missouri hospital chain briefly stopped providing emergency contraception amid confusion over whether the state's abortion ban could put doctors at risk of criminal charges for providing the medication, even for sexual assault victims. St. Luke’s Health Kansas City said in...

A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights

Jun. 26, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it. Her...

With Roe over, some fear rollback of LGBTQ and other rights

Jun. 24, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. ...