Hot News Stories (9/19/14)Posted: September 19, 2014
Catholic and other religious hospitals and universities have been arguing in federal court for much of the past two years that they shouldn’t have to offer or facilitate birth control as part of their employee health plans because it violates their religious beliefs. But it turns out that Catholic health plans have for years been arranging for outside firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
The Hill (Washington, DC)
Legislation was introduced in the House this week that would require healthcare offered through the armed services to include access to contraceptive coverage.
Wyoming Public Media (Laramie, WY)
A Wyoming Department of Health study says that the state’s teen birth rate has dropped every year for the last six years, but that comprehensive sex ed could further cause a further reduction. Wyoming’s statewide teen birth rate of 34.6 births per 1000 girls is still higher than the national average. The state is not required to teach sex-ed in schools.