Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Law Allowing Over-The-Counter Hormonal Birth ControlGovernor JB Pritzker signed legislation allowing pharmacists to give out hormonal birth control to a patient who has not seen a doctor.
Supreme Court Voids Part Of California Crisis Pregnancy Center LawThe Supreme Court effectively put an end Tuesday to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. The 5-4 ruling also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois.
Sex Ed Law May Mean Little Change For Most SchoolsIllinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases -- not just abstinence.
Opinion: Single-Issue Voting Is Wrong In These Multi-Issue TimesConsider the economy, the job market, the recent horrendous occurrences in the Middle East before voting for a person because of his race, his social-issue promises, or any other rather selfish reasons.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Appealing To Women Voters!With this grueling presidential contest heading into the final days, President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney are getting in touch with their softer side as polls show women voters could be the ones to determine the outcome.
Opinion: Akin's Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP PlatformThe 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.
Opinion: Despite Denials Akin's Comments Are Part GOP War On WomenCongressman 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.
Cardinal Criticizes Obama's Contraception MandateFrancis Cardinal George is back from Italy and talking about something he's very concerned about: President Obama’s mandate for employers to cover health care costs, including birth control.
Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious PeopleFrancis 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.
Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control RuleRoman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.
Sex Education Mandate Passes Illinois SenateA proposal pending in Springfield would set new requirements in sex education classes.
Bill To Include Contraception In Sex Ed FailsLegislation that would have required contraception to be discussed along with abstinence in Illinois sex ed classes has failed in the state Senate.