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The chip being developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, in conjunction with M.I.T. researchers, could prevent pregnancy for up to 16 years. (Image: CBS)

Birth Control Microchip Under Development By Local Research Team

Local researchers are at the forefront of what could be a birth control revolution. They are working on a microchip that could control a woman’s hormones, and prevent pregnancy for up to 16 years.

21 hours ago

Protesters demonstrated against the Hobby Lobby decision on Saturday in Seekonk. (WPRI-TV)

Protesters Outside Seekonk, Mass. Hobby Lobby Store Call For Boycott

Protesters from southern New England have rallied outside Hobby Lobby Inc. store in Seekonk to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control.

07/12/2014

Rally on Boston’s City Hall plaza to protest U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving reproductive rights. (WBZ-TV)

Debate Heats Up Over Recent Supreme Court Rulings

Hundreds converged on Boston’s City Hall plaza Tuesday night to protest recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving reproductive rights.

07/08/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Mirena contraception device (Image from Bayer Pharmaceuticals)

I-Team: Birth Control Device Causing Serious Injuries

The I-Team discovered, while some women enjoy the convenience, others are living a nightmare.

12/05/2013

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

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Mass. Catholic Bishops Urge Parishoners To Fight Govt. Birth Control Rule

The four Roman Catholic bishops of Massachusetts will urge parishioners to fight an Obama administration regulation requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control.

02/04/2012