Hot News Stories (5/6/14)

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective  peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on reproductive health.

Religious Dispatches (USA)
In a follow up to allegations that a Catholic hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma had told doctors they could no longer prescribe contraceptives, new rules have been issued that govern the way in which doctors employed in Catholic healthcare system hospitals can prescribe birth control.

Sacramento Biz Journal (Sacramento, CA)
A pro-choice bill is pending in the California state Legislature that seeks to bolster state and federal law on contraception services — and provide access to a full range of birth control methods for both men and women without restrictions, delays or out-of-pocket costs.

Detroit News (Detroit, MI)
A new study by the University of Michigan released last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that nearly 70 percent of adults responding that insurance companies should be required to cover contraceptives.

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