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Weld County Board Renews Decision to Ban Plan B at Health Clinics

Debate characterized by anti-abortion anxiety and aversion to subsidized contraception.

The debate is characterized by anti-abortion anxiety and aversion to subsidized contraception.

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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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Advocates Argue Obama Administration’s EC Appeal Filed on Shaky Legal, Factual Basis

A bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus in crimes committed against a pregnant woman passed the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Monday, and now heads to a vote on the house floor.

The Center for Reproductive Rights urged a federal court to deny a request by the Obama administration to stay an order that would make emergency contraception widely available.

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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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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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Anti-Choicers Will Deny How EC Works, Regardless of How Much Evidence You Give Them

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

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Plan B Vending Machine Survives Anti-choice Misinformation Campaign

Since EC clearly reduces the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, making it available wherever humans congregate—both on and off-campus—makes good, pragmatic sense.

Since EC clearly reduces the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, making it available wherever humans congregate—both on and off-campus—makes good, pragmatic sense.

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No Plan B: Why Is the Indian Health Service Denying Native American Women Access to Emergency Contraception?

Donna House, 58, left, participates in a forum on access to emergency contraception. (Russell Contreras/AP)

Native American women don’t have access to emergency contraception despite repeated requests by women’s groups to the Indian Health Service. Everyone from the IHS to the Department of the Interior to Senators to the White House is involved in the decision, but no one appears to be taking responsiblity. How much longer do Native women have to wait?

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Forget “Having it All”: What About Just Having Access to Plan B?

In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.

It is an outrage that not only may it be difficult to physically access Plan B but also lack of information regarding emergency contraceptives can serve as an obstacle for young women who have been sexually assaulted. 

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