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  • Pardon my ovaries for causing the shutdown

    By Julie Bien

    October 2, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    I am having a hard time keeping my jaw from hitting the ground—or my head from banging onto my desk, for that matter. Our government just came to a grinding halt over whether or not I have the right to the affordable care-and-keeping of my reproductive organs.

    Let me rephrase:...

  • Obama backs down on contraception requirement for religious employers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 10, 2012 | 10:02 am

    President Obama has faced a lot of backlash from religious groups, particularly the Catholic Church, for a mandate that religious employers provide contraception to all employees via healthcare plans. Churches were exempted, but big religious employers like universities and hospitals...

  • Birth control fights return to campaigns, with Jews in key posts

    February 7, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty.

    Several Jewish groups and lawmakers played a...

  • What faiths teach about birth control

    July 15, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    From sltrib.com:

    Contraception in one form or another has been around since ancient times. While most every faith holds a notion of fertility and procreation within the family, according to The Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion, their views about contraception differ.

    Here...

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  • What to expect when you’re not sure you’re done expecting

    July 9, 2008 | 10:57 pm

    At 30, my friend Lisa had two toddlers, a workaholic husband and an interrupted career as a pediatrician. Exhausted from being a full-time mom, she looked forward to the time when her kids would go to school and she could resume her career, or as she used to say, "Regain my sanity...