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Democrats, health leaders protest potential loss of women’s health service funds

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Sen. Ben Cardin, Dr. Leana Wen, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. John Sarbanes denounced a proposed Trump administration rule that could limit funds for women's health. More than 17,000 patients received help at Baltimore clinics that receive public funding in 2016. (Tim Curtis / The Daily Record)

Maryland’s congressional delegation and Baltimore City officials denounced Monday a proposed federal rule that they say could restrict access to women’s health and reverse work made to improve health outcomes, especially for poor women. A proposed rule change at the ...

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D.C. Circuit weighs religious exemption for health law

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses of worship from the requirement, but ...

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Court to allow girls to buy morning-after for now

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has decided to permit girls of any age to buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the sales. The order Wednesday was met ...

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Jack L.B. Gohn: Contraception, an unrepresentative church, and unresponsive courts

At this writing we still don’t have an outcome, either regulatory or political, in the fight between the President and the bishops over the proposed mandate that employers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, offer their employees health insurance plans with ...

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HHS says no to over-the-counter morning-after pill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. health secretary stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms, deciding in a surprise move Wednesday that young girls should not be able to buy it on their own. ...

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