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Birth Control

The flexible, plastic ring contains a 90-day dose of two drugs. (Credit: CBS)

NU Scientist Creates New Birth Control That Could Protect Women From STIs

Imagine a birth control device that could also protect women against sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. A Northwestern scientist didn’t just imagine it, he created it.

03/12/2014

Essure birth control device. (CBS)

Women Report Complications From Birth Control Device

It’s supposed to be an easy way to avoid pregnancy. A tiny device. A permanent solution.

12/09/2013

(credit: Pfizer Inc.)

Woman Takes On Birth Control Maker After Getting Stroke

Now the 23-year-old hopes her ordeal serves as a warning for others, reports CBS 2’s Chris Martinez.

06/27/2013

Condoms

Lawmakers Approve Required Birth Control Lessons In Sex Ed Classes

State lawmakers have passed legislation that would mandate schools that teach sex education in Illinois also would have to give students information about birth control.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Confident In Birth Control Compromise

The proposed federal rule would put the onus on health insurance companies to provide birth control to female employees of religious institutions.

02/01/2013

Church Generic

Peoria Bishop: Voting For Pro-Choice Candidates A ‘Grave Sin’

An Illinois bishop has ordered priests in his diocese to read a letter from the pulpit this weekend critical of President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

Scales Of Justice

Wheaton College Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Birth Control Mandate

Wheaton College on Wednesday joined Catholic University of America in filing a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s requirement that employers, except for churches, provide insurance that covers birth control services.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: Catholic Hospitals Could Close Over Birth Control Mandate

The debate over mandatory contraception coverage is a watershed moment, according to Francis Cardinal George.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Demonstrators on Friday criticized the Obama administration's healthcare policy requiring the coverage of birth control. (CBS/Nancy Harty)

Chicago Rally Protests Federal Insurance Requirement

About 300 people, according to police estimates, stood in rainy Federal Plaza carrying signs that read “Stand up for Religious Freedom” and yellow balloons adorned with the word LIFE.

03/23/2012

Mitt Romney

Romney In Rosemont: ‘I’m An Economic Heavyweight’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a crack about the purported Chicago tradition of voting early and often Friday, as he campaigned at a restaurant in Rosemont.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Race For President Isn’t About Sex

Maybe – my fingers are crossed – maybe now that Arizona and Michigan are done voting in the GOP primary, maybe now the men running for president will move on beyond sex?

02/28/2012

(credit: Pfizer Inc.)

Women’s Health Advocates Rally Against Birth Control Restrictions

Pro-choice advocates packed a Loop auditorium Friday to push back against restrictions to the availability of birth control.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious People

Francis Cardinal George came out with guns blazing against a federal rule that would require employers to pay for contraception for their staff, but President Barack Obama has now announced changes to the rule.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Church Generic

Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control Rule

Roman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012