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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A 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.

07/02/2014

Protesters from both sides of the birth control issue Leah Hughs (L) and Kristin Hughs (R) chant for their side in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC.    (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Some Companies Not Required To Provide Birth Control Coverage

The key ruling holds that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

CBS Los Angeles–06/30/2014

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Opinion: Single-Issue Voting Is Wrong In These Multi-Issue Times

Consider the economy, the job market, the recent horrendous occurrences in the Middle East before voting for a person because of his race, his social-issue promises, or any other rather selfish reasons.

10/31/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Appealing To Women Voters!

With this grueling presidential contest heading into the final days, President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney are getting in touch with their softer side as polls show women voters could be the ones to determine the outcome.

10/17/2012

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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The 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.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman 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.

08/20/2012

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Women Have Access To Preventive Services Under Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act Wednesday required insurance companies to offer millions of women eight new healthcare prevention services at no cost.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2012

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Archbishop Speaks Out Ahead Of Ruling On Health Care Law

Archbishop Jose Gomez focused on religious freedom just days before the Supreme Court is expected to issue a crucial ruling.

06/25/2012

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Frisky And Risky: 2 Southland Cities Rank Among The World’s Most Promiscuous

It seems Americans, and Southern Californians specifically, aren’t very good at practicing safe sex.

CBS Los Angeles–09/29/2011

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Birth Control Will Soon Be Free For All Women With Health Insurance

Insurers must now cover the entire cost of birth control for women, the Obama administration announced Monday.

08/01/2011

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Is Your Birth Control Pill Raising Your Risk For Blood Clots?

Researchers say women who take newer versions of birth control pills are more likely to develop blood clots.

04/25/2011

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Teen Birth Rates Drop To All-Time Low

Year after year, California’s teen birth rates have dipped lower and lower — a positive development state health officials attribute to a variety of programs to prevent kids from having kids.

02/11/2011

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