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FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

TweetGood news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages.  Tweet
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Breaking: Appeals court allows over the counter access to some but not all emergency contraception

TweetThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals today granted the Obama administration a stay on access to one-pill forms of emergency contraception. But the court also ruled that two-pill variants should be available over the counter immediately and without harsh age restrictions. So Judge Korman’s important ruling that EC should be available over the counter should [...]
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Breaking: Obama administration proposes new contraception mandate policy

TweetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just announced the White House’s new proposal to maintain American women’s access to contraception without co-pays while appeasing employers who object to providing such insurance on religious grounds. The new rules would expand what organizations can qualify for the previously-established religious exemption but, like previous [...]
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Religious attack on no co-pay birth control coverage defeated

TweetThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that it will not allow an expanded religious exemption to the requirement for no co-pay birth control coverage that HHS ruled on in August. The administration’s exemption for insurance plans provided by houses of worship will remain in place. Conservative religious groups, including the influential [...]
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This Week: Protest Health and Human Services Decision to Restrict Morning-After Pill Access

Tweet This Thursday, New York Women’s Liberation has organized an action in NYC to protest the Health & Human Services (HHS) decision to restrict morning-after pill (emergency contraception or EC) access. You’ll remember that  Kathleen Sebelius and the administration killed our hopes that the decade-long political debacle around EC was finally coming to a close [...]
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