Tennessee 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.
Supreme Court Avoids Ruling In Birth Control DisputeThe Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday. The justices asked lower courts to take another look at the issue in a search for a compromise.
Could Zika Increase Push For Birth Control & Abortion?There is little doubt that Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
President Obama's Health Law Birth Control Plan Returns To Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court is taking up a challenge from faith-based groups that object to an Obama administration effort to ensure their employees and students can get cost-free birth control.
5th Circuit Court Rejects Challenge To Birth Control MandateA U.S. appeals court panel has ruled that certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act dealing with birth control don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups under federal law.
More Texas Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Nearing Shut-DownPlanned Parenthood has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas. Currently, only eight abortion facilities remain. These clinics -- also in Dallas and Fort Worth -- may remain open if no further court action is taken.
Docs Urge Long-Acting Birth Control For TeensA pediatrician group recommends that teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants -- long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use.
Ruling Impact On Birth Control Coverage MixedBusiness owners who don't want to pay for employee birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious beliefs.
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.
Court Reviews Hobby Lobby Birth Control CaseThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to look at a controversial topic on Tuesday. The debate is over employers offering health insurance that covers the cost of birth control.
Feds: All Girls To Have Morning-After Pill AccessThe federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
Window Shot Out Of Controversial New Condom Store In PlanoRandom gunfire or retaliation? That's a question being asked in Plano after bullets flew through a controversial business early Tuesday morning.