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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TweetThat’s just some outdated medical information that is repeated on practice, but has never been scientifically proven.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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My Resolution for 2012: Push Back on the Dismantling of Reproductive Rights

Originally posted in Community Blog

Arriving at the National Women’s Law Center three months ago, I never anticipated just how sustained and systemic the efforts to dismantle women’s health and reproductive rights had become. But even though I was aware of what was going on, it was only when I became involved with the issues on a daily basis where I gained a whole new perspective on just how far those who oppose reproductive rights are going in order to completely unravel women’s rights. And it got me thinking, if so many bad things can happen in just my three months here, what will 2012 look like?
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Pharmacists routinely misinform young women about whether they can get emergency contraception

TweetOn the heels of the outrageous, unprecedented HHS decision to overrule the FDA’s recommendation to make Plan B fully available without a prescription comes a new study revealing just how inaccessible emergency contraception is–even for those women who theoretically already have over-the-counter access. Researchers posing as 17-year-old women called pharmacies around the country to ask [...]
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Breaking: Sebelius overrules FDA decision on emergency contraception

TweetYou have got to be kidding me: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the scientists at the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday and refused to allow emergency contraceptives to be sold as freely as aspirin, setting up just the kind of clash between politics and science that President Obama had promised to [...]
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Breaking: FDA may approve EC to be sold on drugstore shelves

TweetVia our very own Jessica Valenti comes the news that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce tomorrow that it will approve making Plan B (the brand name for emergency contraception or the morning after pill) available for purchase on drugstore shelves.  I think I join a lot of my colleagues in the [...]
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