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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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Texas Senate Committee Considers Bill Limiting Medical Abortions

Senator Dan Patrick.

Another day, another effort to ban safe abortion care in Texas.

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Texas Abortion Drug Bill Could Mean More Side Effects and Higher Costs

A pharmacist with Mifepristone.

A GOP lawmaker is looking to make Texas the latest state to restrict the use of abortion medications in a way that some experts warn could increase the drugs’ side effects while making them more expensive.

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The HIV Prevention Pill: How Is Truvada Taking Root in Black Communities?

In the months since the FDA’s approval of Truvada, some who work on prevention efforts in Black and low-income communities have urged PrEP proponents to pump their brakes.

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Political Interference is Bad Medicine and a Bad Prescription for Women’s Health

Even with recent gains and electoral wins, there is a concentrated effort to limit women’s access to a full range of reproductive health services, including medical abortion.

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Another Pharmacy Refuses to Sell Emergency Contraception to a Man

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Another pharmacy in Texas has refused to sell emergency contraception to a man.

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Physician to President’s Scientific Advisors: Plan B Decision Hurt Science, Medicine, Women’s Health

“As doctors, we prescribe and recommend Plan B to adolescents and adults, knowing it is safer than Tylenol and many other products sold on drugstores’ open shelves.”

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The EC Decision: Dismissing the Concerns of Latinas and Low-Income Women

The Administration’s decision to ignore medical and scientific evidence and deny increased access to Plan-B suggests a failure to understand and acknowledge the effects of this decision on Latinas, women of color, undocumented immigrants and low-income women.

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The Plan B Decision: Sacrificing “Change We Can Believe In” for Expediency?

We cannot let the Democrats, let our president, lose sight of what this decades-old debate about access to all forms of reproductive healthcare is really about; that is, for women to have any sort of autonomy and self-determination within our society. 

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Denying OTC Access to Plan B Disproportionately Affects Latina Teens

Whether President Obama was compelled to weave the bubble gum narrative for political gain or because it truly reflects his thinking, the result is the same. Complex sexual health issues get overly simplified, society focuses on stigma more than solution, and young people are left with policy decisions that don’t begin to match the weight of their lived experiences nor keep them “safe.”

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