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Plan B Is OTC: Let’s Get Started On Those Sex Cults

I saw the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Whore of Babylon stampeding down the street last night, and immediately I knew what had happened. (But I did go online to verify.) The Obama administration is giving up their pointless war on over-the-counter emergency contraception. While the pleasure of this…

Obama administration agrees to end age restrictions for emergency contraception

The Obama administration will comply with a judge’s order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug’s availability. The reversal on the politically sensitive issue means that anyone, including young girls, will soon be able to purchase the popular…

Justice Department appeals morning-after pill ruling

The US Department of Justice appealed a federal judge’s ruling ordering regulators to provide emergency contraception to women and girls of all ages. Wednesday’s appeal came just one day after the Food and Drug Administration allowed a manufacturer to make the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill available to those age…

FDA expands Plan B over-the-counter access to those 15 and up

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that Plan B one-step emergency contraception will now be available to women ages 15 and up without a prescription. According the FDA website, the company Teva Women’s Health, Inc.’s application to market Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter sales has been approved.…

CDC: Increased emergency contraception use highlights importance of access

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s National Center for Health Statistics has issued two new reports about contraceptive use among U.S. women. Not only did the organization find that use of emergency contraception has increased, but that 99 percent of sexually active American women have used birth control of some…

Plan B Vending Machines Approved By FDA

Excellent news: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania may have found an interesting workaround to one problem created by the HHS caving to forced birthers and forcing the FDA to continue with the scientifically unfounded policy of requiring ID proving you’re 17 or older to get emergency contraception. The policy has, so far,…

Study: Pharmacies often deny access to morning-after pill

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may want to rethink her decision to keep age restrictions on emergency contraception after recently released research indicated that many women are being illegally denied the medication. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Margaret Hamburg had told reporters that she backed…

U.S. mulls easier access to emergency contraception

WASHINGTON — US regulators are considering whether to grant a drug company’s request to make emergency contraception available over the counter to people of all ages instead of by prescription. Currently, the morning-after pill — which can reduce the chance of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex…

Bunnies!

Adorable bunnies speaking for an important cause. Tell the FDA to Act on Emergency Contraception from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo. Today, it’s been a year since the FDA was ordered to revisit its policy of requiring women to ask for OTC emergency contraception from a pharmacist, so they…

Please help shut down this right wing lie

So I’m reading John Aravosis writing about the Sarah Palin rape kit controversy, which he suspects was rooted in her opposition to the right of a rape victim not to be impregnated by the rapist. That strikes me as reasonable—rape kits are mainly about collecting evidence, but also contain packets…

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