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  1. News - World

    US judge blocks part of Obama's health law related to birth control

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:01pm by AP

    ... of a portion of US President Barack Obama's health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organisations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth-control ... hospitals, universities and social service groups that oppose birth control. The law requires insurers or the health plan's outside administrator to pay for birth control coverage and creates ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH CARE

    Obamacare roll-out hits snag as Supreme Court blocks birth control rule

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:40pm by AP

    ... to provide birth control coverage in their workers’ insurance. Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s temporary injunction came after a different effort by Catholic-affiliated groups from around the country. ... or accommodation, that attempted to create a buffer for religiously affiliated hospitals, universities and social service groups that oppose birth control. The law requires insurers or the health plan’s ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Birth control

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NEW SCIENTSIS

    ... Whether we're destined to be overweight, rebellious - or even gay - may come down to the order in which we are born into our families, writes Lesley Evans Ogden Birth control ... was the second child of seven. His thinking struck a chord. Interest in birth order and its possible consequences grew rapidly in the early 20th century, spawning a new field of research. In the 1980s, ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Church begins final Philippine birth control battle

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 05:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines entered its final phase at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, ... helped steer through parliament late last year. It is the last legal recourse for the Church, which for more than a decade led resistance to birth control legislation in the mainly Catholic ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s plunging birth rate causes serious concerns for economic future

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:56pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In one generation, Iran has been hit by one of the most rapid declines in fertility ever recorded Plunging birth rate triggers concernsfor nation's future Qassem Ali-Loui ... in fertility. Iran risks going prematurely grey, blighting the future of an economy pummeled for almost a decade by international sanctions and undermining its regional ambitions. Births in Iran dropped ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Birth control law comes too late for Philippine mother of 22

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 02:09pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila While Catholic Church still rails against legislation, women hail move as a triumph A historic birth control law that took effect in the Philippines Thursday ... Sex education in schools The law requires government health centres to hand out free condoms and birth control pills, benefiting tens of millions of the country’s poor who would not otherwise ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The Philippines takes a stand for birth control

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Taking a stand for birth control The needs of the Philippine people are many, including decent education, health care and jobs. But overpopulation helps keep them ensnared ... of pregnancy-related deaths and life-threatening abortions. Until now the teachings of the dominant Catholic Church have prevailed in part because birth control measures would depend on government money. ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines seeks unity after birth-control law

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines seeks unity after birth-control law President Benigno Aquino's government yesterday called for reconciliation after a "divisive" birth control act was signed into law despite bitter opposition from the influential Catholic Church. Aquino signed the law on December 21 but his administration announced it yesterday because ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Bishops pledge to continue Philippine birth control fight

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 05:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine Catholic Church leaders vowed on Tuesday to overturn a birth control bill after lawmakers passed landmark legislation to make sex education and birth control more widely available. The Senate and the House of Representatives approved the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill late on Monday, putting it on course to be signed into law ...

  10. News - China

    China marks Mao’s birthday with controlled tribute

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 10:40am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China’s leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought ... Revolution, in which millions died.  Video: China marks Mao's birth with noodles and songs ...




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