Latest Contraception controversy News

Californians vote to protect abortion in state constitution

Nov. 09, 2022 02:17 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in heavily Democratic California on Tuesday resoundingly approved a ballot measure to enshrine the right to abortion and contraception in the state constitution. Other states were also considering measures to regulate reproductive health after the U.S....

California to vote on constitutional right to abortion

Oct. 14, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians are voting now through Election Day on whether to approve a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion and contraception, one of several measures on ballots nationwide this November to address reproductive health care following the...

2022 Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux strongly defends women's rights to abortion and contraception

Oct. 06, 2022 11:38 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — 2022 Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux strongly defends women's rights to abortion and contraception.

Abortion info fight targets university but affects far more

Oct. 03, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A box truck equipped with a bright LED billboard began circling around the University of Idaho campus Friday. “Pregnant? You still have a choice,” read one of the bright blue-and-white messages flashing across the side. “You can still get abortion pills by...

Idaho universities disallow abortion, contraception referral

Sep. 27, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public universities in Idaho are warning staffers not to refer students to abortion providers or tell them how to get emergency contraception because they could be charged with a felony, and one is barring employees from recommending birth control, as well. The...

EXPLAINER: 'Morning after pill' not always option after rape

Sep. 11, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some leaders in states with strict abortion bans say exceptions for rape or incest victims aren’t needed because emergency contraceptives can be used instead. But medical professionals and advocates for rape survivors say that while emergency contraception is a helpful tool,...