Trump Appeals California Judge's Curb On Birth Control RulesThe U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
California Sues Trump Administration Over Rollback Of Birth-Control RulesDemocratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued in federal court in San Francisco.
Some Jails Are Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
Women Stocking Up On Contraceptives For Fear Trump Policies Will Restrict Their RightsOne Santa Monica gynecologist says the number of her patients asking for long-term birth control has doubled since the election.
California Set To Allow Birth-Control Pills Without PrescriptionUnder the new rules in California and Oregon, women could consult with their pharmacist, fill out a brief questionnaire then get birth control on the spot.
#ThxBirthControl: Women Take To Twitter To Express Gratitude For Contraceptives"Thanks, Birth Control!" That’s the message that spread on Twitter and other sites Tuesday as part of a social media campaign that asks people to express gratitude for contraceptives and how their lives have been impacted.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill To End Forced Sterilization For Female InmatesLegislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will prohibit California prisons from forcing women to be sterilized for birth control.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA 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.
Brown Signs Bill Allowing Nurses To Prescribe Birth ControlDuring a visit to a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives.
Opinion: Akin's Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP PlatformThe basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican's are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Opinion: Despite Denials Akin's Comments Are Part GOP War On WomenCongressman Akin's comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
Planned Parenthood Sets Up Shop At Roosevelt High To Reduce Teen PregnanciesPlanned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District have teamed up in an unusual collaboration to reduce the number of unplanned teen pregnancies at Roosevelt High School.