Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling

EUGENE, Ore. — Privately held companies with religious objections, like Hobby Lobby, cannot be forced to offer certain types of birth control coverage under President Obama‚Äôs health care law. In a 5-to-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights. The high court considered appeals from the arts-and-crafts giant … Continue reading »

SCOTUS Hears “Hobby Lobby” Case

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments that challenge President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The issue: Can for-profit corporations refuse certain contraceptive services because of religious beliefs? It all stems from two cases involving Hobby Lobby craft stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The owners of both companies want to deny their employees … Continue reading »

Protesters Rally Against Monica Wehby

EUGENE, Ore. — A Republican Senate candidate is getting criticized by both pro-choice and pro-life advocates. Groups from both sides showed up to to confront Monica Wehby as she stopped in Eugene Saturday for a fundraiser. Although both groups stand on opposite sides on the abortion debate, advocates were both at the Valley River Inn … Continue reading »

Health Care Event at Planned Parenthood

EUGENE, Ore. — The federal health insurance deadline is fast approaching. If you still need to enroll, there is help. About 250,000 Oregonians have signed up for health insurance through Cover Oregon and Oregon Health Authority. But if you still need coverage, it’s crunch time. You need to sign up by March 31, or you’ll … Continue reading »

FDA Plan B Decision Gets Mixed Reactions

EUGENE, Ore. — The FDA’s announcement Tuesday allow Plan B to be sold on the shelves next to other toiletries generated a heated response from both sides of the abortion issue. “It eliminates a huge barrier of having to wait until a pharmacy is open to buy emergency contraception,” said Cynthia Pappas, Planned Parenthood CEO … Continue reading »

Locals React to Plan B Regulation Change

EUGENE, Ore. — The morning-after pill, often referred to as Plan B currently sits behind the counter at local pharmacies because women under 17 need a prescription for the pill. A federal judge in New York ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. … Continue reading »

Planned Parenthood Holds Open House

GLENWOOD, Ore. — From a vacant lot to state of the art. The Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon is opening its doors to the public Thursday night. The Glenwood Center began its operations in September and was redesigned with many environmentally friendly features, including geothermal heating and cooling, rain water flushing systems and sustainable construction … Continue reading »

Planned Parenthood Opens New Center

GLENWOOD, Ore. — After almost a year of construction, Planned Parenthood’s new center on Franklin Boulevard is open for business. The new building allows Planned Parenthood to see 50 percent more patients. It started seeing new patients Tuesday. The 20,000-square-foot facility boasts 4,000 square feet more than what staff are used to. This move means … Continue reading »