contraception http://www.kplu.org en Melinda Gates claims pushing birth control isn't controversial http://www.kplu.org/post/melinda-gates-claims-pushing-birth-control-isnt-controversial <p>Melinda Gates is promoting access to contraceptives around the world, and urging everyone to believe it&#39;s not a controversial step.</p><p>She&#39;s <a href="http://www.londonfamilyplanningsummit.co.uk/">co-hosting a global summit</a> on Wednesday in London, along with the British government.</p><p>The Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation hopes to overcome religious and cultural resistance by saying birth control is simply one option that women want.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:25:55 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5552 at http://www.kplu.org Melinda Gates claims pushing birth control isn't controversial New Republic: Birth control different than Starbucks http://www.kplu.org/post/new-republic-birth-control-different-starbucks <em>Jonathan Cohn is the senior editor of </em>The New Republic.<p>The controversy over contraception has faded a bit. Congressional Republicans are rethinking efforts to overturn a requirement that would make birth control coverage a mandatory part of health insurance. Rush Limbaugh has stopped talking about the issue, at least for the moment.<p>But the issue hasn't gone away entirely. The administration is still working on ways to accommodate the wishes of some large religious institutions opposed, for reasons of faith, to sponsoring employee benefits that cover contraception. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:35:06 +0000 Jonathan Cohn 4475 at http://www.kplu.org New Republic: Birth control different than Starbucks Pharmacists don't have to sell Plan B contraceptive, judge rules http://www.kplu.org/post/pharmacists-dont-have-sell-plan-b-contraceptive-judge-rules <p>TACOMA, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state&#39;s true goal was to suppress religious objections by druggists &mdash; not to promote timely access to the medicines for people who need them.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton heard closing arguments earlier this month in a lawsuit that claimed state rules violate the constitutional rights of pharmacists by requiring them to dispense such medicine.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:51:59 +0000 Gene Johnson 4222 at http://www.kplu.org Pharmacists don't have to sell Plan B contraceptive, judge rules