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U.S. court rejects firm's challenge to Obamacare contraception mandate

(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Pennsylvania cabinet maker's religion-based challenge to the 2010 healthcare law's requirement that larger companies provide workers with health insurance covering birth control. Full story

Judge grants injunction in Hobby Lobby case

Hobby Lobby Inc. was given a temporary exemption Friday from a requirement in the new federal health care law to offer insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency birth control methods or face steep fines. Full story

Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction exempting the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc from a portion of the 2010 healthcare law requiring many companies to provide employees with insurance coverage for birth control. Full story

Sterilization more common among rural women: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rural women, especially those without much education, are more likely to have their "tubes tied" in their 20s and early 30s than urban and suburban women, according to a new study. Full story

Catholic hospitals accept birth control compromise

In a split with U.S. bishops, a trade group for Catholic hospitals said Tuesday it can accept the Obama's administration latest compromise on birth control coverage by religious employers. Full story

Sandoz recalls birth control drug due to packaging

Drugmaker Sandoz is recalling one lot of Estarylla birth control medication due to a packaging flaw that places some of the tablets out of order. Full story

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FDA wins temporary halt on some morning-after pills

Johnson & Johnson recalls Cilest birth control pills

Teens, sex and shame: What damage is being done?

Judge denies FDA bid to stay 'morning-after' pill ruling

Judge criticizes FDA move on Plan B, agency warns of precedent

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  Age restrictions lifted on ‘morning-after’ pill

The Obama administration now says it will comply with a judge’s order to make the pills readily available. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Do you have a favorite child?

The TODAY anchors chat about the topics making headlines, including a new survey in which 34 percent of moms and 28 percent of dads admitted they have a favorite among their children.

  Feds now support Morning-After pill for girls of all ages

Top Talkers: The Obama administration has indicated it will end age restrictions on the morning-after pill and will allow purchase without prescription. The Morning Joe panel -- including the BBC's Katty Kay, Donny Deutsch, the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart and former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt.,

  Obama administration ends resistance to Plan B availability

NOW’s Alex Wagner and the panel discuss the impact of the Obama administration’s decision to stop trying to block the over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill.

  The 'never-ending' Plan B back and forth

The NOW panel breaks down the ongoing back and forth regarding Plan B with Elise Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

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