EDITORIAL: Can corporations claim religious rights to deny birth control coverage to employees? The Supreme Court must answer that question — and it should give a resounding no.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explains the bible’s take on contraception, in light of the Supreme Court cases on whether for-profit corporations can refuse contraceptive coverage.
Corporations are suing the government to avoid offering contraception to their employees. The suit is extremely dangerous for freedom of religion, writes Sarah Seltzer.
State Comptroller Yosef Shapira announced on Sunday he would launch a probe into the allegations that Ethiopian women who sought to immigrate to Israel were administered the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera with the intent of reducing birthrate within Ethiopian community.
What is causing Ethiopian immigrants in Israel to have so few babies? Are they responding to a new life and culture — or is a controversial birth control program affecting them?
A Knesset study prompted by news reports about the administration of contraceptive injections to Ethiopian immigrant women before and after their arrival in Israel shows that these women gave birth to significantly fewer children in Israel than their peers who came to Israel in the 1990’s, before the practice became widespread.
A federal judge criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its refusal to make emergency contraception available to girls of all ages without a prescription, saying the agency’s move to restrict distribution to consumers aged 15 and older was not realistic.
The Obama administration simplified its definition of religious groups that would be exempt from allowing staffers contraceptive coverage.
Following a TV report alleging that Ethiopian Israeli women were being given contraceptive shots against their will, Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered physicians to put a stop to the practice.