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Hobby Lobby supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled in a  5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby saying that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from health care reform's requirement that employer sponsored health insurance policies cover contraception.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court: Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

06/30/2014

A woman holds prescription birth control pills. (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Some New Health Care Law Benefits Not Yet Available To Uninsured Women

The Affordable Healthcare Act could help Deloris Whittie pay for gas by cutting out her cost for contraceptives. Most women pay an average of $600 a year for contraception. Whittie isn’t all that happy about it because it only helps women who have health insurance.

08/01/2012

The Plan B pill, also known as the 'morning after' pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Morning-After Pill Stays Behind Counter After All

The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. Overruling scientists decided young girls shouldn’t be able to buy the pill on their own.

12/08/2011