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When Politics Trump Science Women Lose

After carefully considering her situation and making a personal decision, a young woman heads to her local pharmacy.  Unfortunately for this young woman, politics and an unwarranted age restriction have followed her to the counter and will deny her access to the emergency contraceptive she needs.  

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The Politics of Choice In Washington’s Senate Race

In Washington State, anti-choice Republican Dino Rossi challenges incumbent U.S. Senator Patty Murray, one of the more staunch women’s health and rights supporters in Congress.

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FDA Committee Agrees Ella is Safe and Effective

An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration has found that a new emergency contraceptive is safe and effective, and labeling should not restrict access to product.

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What’s The Real Story On Emergency Contraception?

A review of the use of emergency contraception implies that women with EC on hand are just as likely to become pregnant as those women who didn’t have it at the ready. The lead author provides insights into the analysis.

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Will Cute Bunnies Persuade the FDA to Finally Rule on EC for Younger Women?

One year after a federal court told the FDA to revisit their age restrictions related to over-the-counter access of Emergency Contraception, we’re no closer to seeing real change. The Center for Reproductive Rights has brought in the bunnies to see if they might get the FDA to “hop to it.”

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To Induce or Not To Induce – Is That The Question?

A new study finds that induction of labor is on the rise in the United States but that evidence does not support the many reasons providers give for using various methods. What should pregnant and laboring women believe?

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LifeSiteNews Lies to Women About Plan B and Abortion

This article, one of the worst examples of LifeSiteNews’s consistent mischaracterization of EC, is truly negligent.

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Anti-Plan B-ers Shoot Themselves in the Foot

The real divide in the debate over EC is between those who support the well-being of teenage girls, and those who pursue an anti-choice and anti-contraception agenda so inflexible that it hinders its own aims.

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Roundup: Clinton Stands Tall for International Reproductive Rights, FDA OKs OTC EC Access for 17-Year-Olds

Clinton gives a vigorous defense of reproductive rights worldwide; FDA official says agency will approve over-the-counter access for Plan B for 17-year-olds; health care costs hit even the fortunate, like Kate Michelman; Senate Finance Committee approves Sebelius nomination.

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Official: FDA to OK Plan B for 17-year-olds

The AP is reporting that a government health official says the Food and Drug Administration will allow 17-year-olds to get the ‘morning-after’ birth control pill without a doctor’s prescription.

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