Don't let the headlines worry you. Birth control coverage still stands. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's New Year's eve order only applies to certain religious groups can use to opt out of the requirement and won't affect everybody.

Marlise Munoz and her husband Erick Munoz spoke about end-of-life care and she told him she “never wanted to be kept alive by machine." However, Texas law,states, “A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this sub chapter from a pregnant patient."

In a battle between religion and women’s reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two cases in March to determine whether religious companies must provide their employees with reproductive health care. Columbia University student Elle Wisnicki explains why the argument should not be about religion, but more focused on women’s reproductive rights and right to privacy.

The day after Christmas, President Obama signed a defense bill that caps a yearlong push to battle sexual assault in the military. Among the changes, convictions for sexual assault will no longer be allowed to be overturned by military commanders.

Amnesty International has condemned the lack of willingness of EU Member States to resettle refugees from Syria. EU countries have offered to receive through resettlement or humanitarian admission programs around 12,000 of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria, which amounts to just 0.5 percent of the 2.3 million people who have fled the country.

It's that time of the year in Merry Old England, and the police in Nottinghamshire are working hard to make crime-fighting seem part of the holiday season. First they released a "Festive Crime calendar," now in a controversial move, they've rewritten a famous poem.
UN Women has put together a new database that the organization hopes will be used by activists and experts on gender equality and human rights to examine the principles and rules which guarantee, deny, or protect the rights of women and girls around the world.
The popular birth control could be causing blood clots in thousands of woman who use it—and has allegedly resulted in deaths. Merck is facing about 3,500 lawsuits and despite evidence of serious risk, the drug maker made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012.