Tag Archives: morning-after pill

Age restrictions on emergency contraception access are unacceptable

TweetFeministing co-founder Jessica Valenti has a well written and compelling piece in the Nation today on the FDA’s decision to make emergency contraception, or the morning after pill, available over the counter to women older than 15 years old who can “prove their age”. From the FDA press release: The product will now be labeled [...]
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Breaking: Judge orders FDA to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter for all ages

TweetWhoo hooo! Now this just makes common sense:  A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under. The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes after a decade-long [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAmazing and moving photos of the amazing and moving lesbian relationship behind today’s DOMA Supreme Court Case. Boston College is threatening to take disciplinary action against students who distribute condoms. “How Getting Rid Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Will Boost The Economy” Activists in New York City staged a flash mob inside a pharmacy [...]
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The morning-after pill is not an abortion pill

TweetThat’s just some outdated medical information that is repeated on practice, but has never been scientifically proven. According to investigation by the New York Times–the morning-after pill doesn’t stop the fertilized egg from implanting but instead slows down ovulation, before the egg is even fertilized. It turns out that the politically charged debate over morning-after [...]
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Center for Reproductive Rights takes the FDA to court for EC restrictions

Tweet Good to see them take action on this. The Center for Reproductive Rights is taking the FDA to court today for ignoring a court order to reconsider their age restrictions and allow emergency contraception to be sold over-the-counter to all ages: At the start of his administration, President Obama declared that politics would no [...]
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