A “roving band of feminists” took to the streets, or rather the aisles, in New York City Saturday to protest pharmacies that restrict over-the-counter access to Plan B.
The shame and stigma around emergency contraception, and all reproductive health care for that matter, all too often deter those who need reproductive care the most from accessing it.
August 1 is the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act regulation requiring no cost-coverage of women’s preventive services—including contraception—going into effect. Now we can also celebrate the fact that Plan B One-Step is finally on store shelves across the country.
Continuing to fight science and common sense on Plan B isn’t serving anyone’s interests. Pro-choicers are mad, anti-choicers aren’t placated, and women are hurt in the process. So why does the Obama administration insist on keeping up this pointless fight?
The debate is characterized by anti-abortion anxiety and aversion to subsidized contraception.
Doctors and researchers agree: Over-the-counter birth control pills are good policy for women’s health. Pro-choicers might be reluctant to pick this fight, but if we start pushing hard now, it will pay off for women in the long run.
Once again, politics have trumped science, and it’s women and girls who pay the price.
U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman gave the administration until May 10 to comply with his order to lift restrictions on emergency contraception.
The Obama administration advances a misguided argument and denies it is playing politics with emergency contraception.
The Obama administration’s newest plan to make emergency contraception over-the-counter to some groups and not others only creates more confusion and a new set of barriers to access. I guess this administration would rather play Russian Roulette with teen pregnancy than make it easier to prevent.