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  • Obama 'very comfortable' with age restriction on 'morning after' pill

    Obama 'very comfortable' with age restriction on 'morning after' pill
    MEXICO CITY -- President Obama says he’s “very comfortable” with a Food and Drug Administration ruling that maintains age restrictions on females who can buy the so-called morning after pill without a prescription. The rule announced...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest
    A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation. Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...
  • Parenthood optional

    Parenthood optional
    Below the din of our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby bump-patrolling culture, that shadowy faction known as the childless-by-choice (or "childfree" if you want to be PC about it) has been making throat-clearing noises. In the last year or so, we've seen...
  • Disney's ABC Family creates Web series promoting contraceptive use

    Disney's ABC Family creates Web series promoting contraceptive use
    Disney's ABC Family has coproduced a three-part Web series promoting contraceptive use among sexually active young adults, which it plans to make available online after it airs a forthcoming episode of its comedy series "Baby Daddy." The July 31...
  • Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says

    Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says
    This just in: Humanity is growing faster than we thought. In advance of World Population Day, United Nations demographers have once again revised official projections -- upward. This meticulous band of number crunchers doesn’t mean to be alarmist,...
  • Federal judge blocks new Wisconsin abortion restrictions

    A federal judge has blocked new Wisconsin abortion restrictions that opponents contend would inconvenience poor women and force many abortion clinics to close. U.S. District Judge William M. Conley issued a temporary restraining order against Act 37...
  • A new plan for birth control coverage

    The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
  • Misreading Pope Francis

     Misreading Pope Francis
    Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
  • Letters: No, Republicans don't want to kill grandma

    Letters: No, Republicans don't want to kill grandma
    Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26 Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance. She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of...
  • Contraception coverage: A hobby shop is not a church

    Contraception coverage: A hobby shop is not a church
    A federal appeals court has thrown enforcement of one of the Affordable Care Act's mandates into confusion by accepting a bizarre argument: that businesses can refuse on religious grounds to include birth control in employee health plans. The healthcare...