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  • 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...
  • Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons

    Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons
    Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine. Infallible or...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O.C. hospital that halted elective abortions targeted for protest

    O.C. hospital that halted elective abortions targeted for protest
    Demonstrators said they will gather Thursday outside a prominent Newport Beach hospital to protest its decision to halt elective abortions. Hoag Hospital’s decision was announced after it partnered with a Catholic healthcare provider, though...
  • Hospital's ban on abortion tied to deal with Catholic provider

    Hospital's ban on abortion tied to deal with Catholic provider
    When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand. But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
  • Myanmar panel proposes measures to ease ethnic tensions

    Myanmar panel proposes measures to ease ethnic tensions
    NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
  • Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says

    Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older. The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...
  • Government will appeal Plan B emergency birth control ruling

    Government will appeal Plan B emergency birth control ruling
    The U.S. attorney's office announced late Wednesday that it would appeal a federal judge's decision to make Plan B One-Step and related emergency birth control pills available to consumers of all ages without a prescription. In papers filed with the U....
  • Plan B One-Step debate continues

    Plan B One-Step debate continues
    Confused by the wrangling in federal court over the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive? You're not the only one. As U.S. attorneys work hastily to halt a federal judge's order regarding the sale of the so-called morning-after pill, medical and...
  • Hoag Hospital to stop performing elective abortions

    Hoag Hospital to stop performing elective abortions
    In a letter to affiliated physicians and staff, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has announced that elective abortions will no longer be performed at the hospital. The letter said the decision is based of the low number of procedures done annually at...