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Birth Control

Contraceptive use should be favored by the left and right

The following editorial appeared Monday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: What war on women?

A Missouri Republican Senate candidate said victims of “legitimate” rape rarely get pregnant. According to Todd Akin, many of you ladies who claim you’ve been raped have apparently not been “legitimately” raped. One of our society's most pressing problems is the the number of women who claim…

August 20, 2012 11:00 amLoading…

Brewer signs birth control exemption

PHOENIX - Arizona businesses that designate themselves as a "religiously affiliated employer" will no longer have to include contraception in the insurance coverage they provide for their workers.

May 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: News of the week

This is the news this week from Arizona, also known as the latest scoop from the Tea Party's sand box.

April 26, 2012 9:51 pmLoading…

AZ bill to let more employers bypass contraception coverage goes to Brewer

PHOENIX — An Arizona Senate vote provides the final legislation approval for a bill to allow more employers to exempt themselves from the state’s requirement that health plans cover contraception.

April 25, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

House OKs contraception bill allowing more bosses to opt out

PHOENIX - A divided state House voted Thursday to expand the list of employers that can refuse to include contraceptive coverage in their health-care plans for workers.

April 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Contraceptive-funding measure is set to return in scaled-back form

PHOENIX - State senators voted Thursday to resurrect a controversial measure over contraceptive funding after its chief proponent promised to change it.

April 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Contraception exemption bill may be finished

Contraception exemption bill may be finished

Lawmakers who support a religious exemption allowing employers to opt out of contraception coverage received these gifts on Thursday.

April 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Contraception exemption bill may be finished

Contraception exemption bill may be finished

PHOENIX - Arizona employers will not be able to deny contraceptive coverage to their workers because of their religious beliefs.

April 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ lawmakers given knitted uteruses

AZ lawmakers given knitted uteruses

PHOENIX — Several dozen state lawmakers got an unusual -- and unsolicited — gift Thursday: their very own uterus.

April 05, 2012 5:08 pmLoading…

AZ lawmaker says contraceptive bill will have narrower focus

PHOENIX (AP) — A conservative bill that aimed to limit birth control coverage and generated a heated political fight is being revived in the Arizona Legislature.

April 05, 2012 3:28 pmLoading…

Glendale lawmaker defends her birth-control bill

PHOENIX - A state representative who introduced legislation that would let more Arizona employers drop coverage for contraceptives defended her proposal at a rally Friday, responding to critics who say it intrudes on women's private lives.

March 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Birth-control-exclusion bill goes to Arizona Senate

PHOENIX - A Senate panel voted Monday to let employers with religious or moral objections refuse to include contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans for their workers.

March 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Josh Brodesky: Good luck getting those (fictional) $4 birth control pills

Women's health has become an important men's issue.

March 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Any employer could opt out of birth control under Ariz. bill

PHOENIX - The state House voted Thursday to allow any employer to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage based on its religious beliefs.

March 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…


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