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Legal expert laments media confusion over mandate

Feb 6, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The Obama administration’s latest proposals to revise the federal contraception mandate have been significantly misunderstood and misrepresented, said a legal scholar.

Philippines Catholics pledge to defeat backers of RH bill

Jan 3, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Philippines Catholics have strongly criticized President Benigno Aquino III for signing a controversial “reproductive health” bill, vowing to oust supporters of the legislation in the country's 2013 elections.

Filipino bishops will not concede to 'reproductive health' bill

Dec 19, 2012 - 12:40 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines vowed to continue fighting for life, marriage and family as a controversial “reproductive health” bill passed both houses of Congress in the country.

Support for teen emergency contraception access deemed 'foolish'

Nov 28, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- Doctors and pro-life advocates warn that the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of emergency contraceptives for teenage girls promotes unwise and “risky behaviors."

Catholic campaign stalls Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Nov 27, 2012 - 01:54 am .- The Catholic clergy in the Philippines are strongly campaigning against political candidates who back a controversial “reproductive health” bill, helping stall its progress because politicians fear a backlash from Catholic voters.

UN report renews 'family planning' advocacy

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:05 am .- A new report from the United Nations Population Fund declares that family planning is a global “right” for women, and calls for the removal of any social and financial obstacles to it.

Catholic women tell how they found freedom in Church teaching

Oct 17, 2012 - 04:06 am .- A new book written by Catholic women describes personal journeys of discovering that although Church teaching on important issues can be difficult and countercultural, it offers truth, peace and ultimate freedom.

Doctor says push for teen IUD use brings health risks

Sep 26, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- A major OB/GYN group's promotion of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants in teenage girls has drawn criticism over the risks posed to patients' health and well-being.

Conscience rights for pharmacists upheld in Illinois ruling

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- An Illinois appeals court’s ruling on the conscience rights of pharmacists is being hailed as a victory for religious freedom and could offer hope to current lawsuits challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Catholic Relief Services responds to criticism over HIV document, employees

Sep 6, 2012 - 10:01 am .- Catholic Relief Services has announced revisions to an HIV prevention document because of its “inappropriate information” about condoms and their use.

Bishops protest advance of Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Aug 7, 2012 - 12:08 am .- A “reproductive health” bill that would mandate sex education in schools and subsidize contraceptives will be “tragic and catastrophic” for Filipinos if it is passed into law, the Philippines’ Catholic bishops said.

Vatican daily slams 'confused' Gates Foundation policies

Jul 30, 2012 - 08:31 pm .- Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano has published an article sharply criticizing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for securing $4.6 billion dollars over the next eight years to promote contraceptives, starting in Africa.

Family planning summit neglects women's real needs

Jul 12, 2012 - 11:52 am .- A critic of the London Family Planning Summit says that the international gathering does not address the true needs of pregnant women in developing countries, lacks safeguards against coercive campaigns, and includes some countries and organizations that want to promote abortion access.

Panelists warn of birth control's threats to health, minorities

Jun 5, 2012 - 06:10 pm .- Experts in medicine, theology and minority issues warned that although the birth control pill is widely used by women in America, its adverse effects are being seen throughout the country today.

Smokers' use of contraceptives up risk of heart attacks, blood clots

May 21, 2012 - 12:29 pm .- Women who are smokers and use hormonal contraceptives – whether pills, patches or rings – are at greater risk for blood clots and heart attacks, according to the Spanish Heart Federation.

Judge rules Wash. pharmacists cannot be forced to dispense contraception

Feb 23, 2012 - 04:07 am .- The state of Washington cannot force pharmacists and stores to dispense the “morning-after pill” against their religious objections, a federal judge has ruled.

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