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Another Reason to Celebrate Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception: It Helps Reduce Stigma

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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.

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Health Care in Our Hands: Celebrating a Decade of Work to Get Emergency Contraception on Store Shelves

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.

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.

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Judge Blasts Obama Administration, Compares Denying Access to Emergency Contraception to Voter Suppression Efforts

New decisions mean emergency contraception will soon be available over-the-counter to women of all ages.  While we celebrate this victory, we should also be using it as an opportunity to remind young people that there are much better ways to prevent pregnancy.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward R. Korman today delivered a scorching critique of the Obama administration’s policies, saying that the FDA’s decision-making on EC has been corrupted by political influence.

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Time to Demand All Birth Control Pills Be Sold Over-the-Counter

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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.

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10 Reasons Why the Obama Administration Is Wrong on Emergency Contraception

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Once again, politics have trumped science, and it’s women and girls who pay the price.

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Hearing on Obama Administration Emergency Contraception Appeal Set for May 7

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman gave the administration until May 10 to comply with his order to lift restrictions on emergency contraception.

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Obama Administration Argues EC Appeal Necessary to Protect Public Trust in FDA

The Obama administration denies it is playing politics with emergency contraception.

The Obama administration advances a misguided argument and denies it is playing politics with emergency contraception.

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Obama Administration Throws Science and Public Health Out the Window in Appeal of Plan B Ruling

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The Obama administration announced it was appealing a federal court order that lifted age-restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception.

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Administration Again Fails on Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the state's age and proof-of-identification requirements violate the state's constitution.

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.

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The Top 11 Zingers From the Emergency Contraception Decision

A federal judge blasts the Obama administration on emergency contraception, and the battle over Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban heats up.

The judgment is littered with scathing descriptions of bad faith, politically-motivated maneuvering, and unbelievable wastes of time and taxpayers’ money as well as jaw-dropping legal mistakes—all of which go well beyond the language one expects to find in typical legal opinions.

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