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Tummino v. von Eschenbach: GAO Report on FDA Refusal to Allow Plan B to go OTC

GAO Report to Congressional Requesters November 2005 FDA Decision Process to Deny Initial Application for Over-the-Counter Marketing of Emergency Contraceptive Drug Plan B Was Unusual  

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Morning-After Pill Conspiracy: Interview with Annie Tummino

Annie Tummino, 26, works at  Realbirth, a childbirth education and post-partum support center in New York City. She is also chair of the Women’s Liberation Birth Control Project, and has been a coordinator with the [...]

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Rewriting Science Fiction: Editing Politics from Plan B (Nancy Northup’s Blog, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls on President Obama to restore scientific integrity to federal policy decisions regarding women’s reproductive rights, including access to emergency contraception. "After eight years of the Bush administration undermining women's health, Nancy Northup's [...]

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Female Troops Still Lack Access to Plan B Despite Its Legality (Blog, The Hill Blog, March 30, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls for greater access to emergency contraception for American servicewomen overseas. "Despite last week's victory against the FDA, military facilities are not required to stock Plan B, making the drug difficult to access [...]

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Croatia is Condemned by European Social Rights Body for Homophobic School Text Books

(PRESS RELEASE) The European Committee of Social Rights, which monitors state compliance with the European Social Charter, has found that Croatia's limited curriculum covering sex education discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. The Committee [...]

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Shadow Letter to UN HRC on Ecuador (2009)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its review of Ecuador during its 97th Session in October 2009. The letter highlights two structural issues in Ecuador: sexual [...]

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Obama Budget Ignores Healthcare Needs of Millions of Women, But Rejects Wasteful Abstinence-Only Funding

The Center for Reproductive Rights is deeply disappointed with President Obama's failure to strike government funding restrictions on abortion, particularly the Hyde Amendment, from his proposed budget for 2010. The budget does, however, propose defunding [...]

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FDA Says It Will Not Appeal Court Decision in Center’s Plan B Case

After the Center’s victory against the FDA in March, last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will clear the way for Plan B's manufacturers' to make the "morning-after pill" available without [...]

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FDA Moves to Expand Access to Plan B

FDA Says Will Not Appeal New York Federal Court Decision Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will clear the way for Plan B's manufacturers' to make the "morning-after pill" available without [...]

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Female Troops Lack Access to Plan B

Plan B may be legal, and—after the Center’s tremendous victory against the FDA last week—it may be more available than ever before. But many women still can’t get it. Case in point: female troops in [...]

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FDA Must Reconsider Plan B Decision

On Monday March 23, 2009, the Center scored a major victory when a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put politics before women's health when it decided to limit over-the-counter [...]

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Tummino v. von Eschenbach: FDA Decision 2009

On March 23, 2009, the Center scored a major victory when a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put politics before women's health when it decided to limit over-the-counter access [...]

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Featured Video: Nancy Northup on CBS News

Center President Nancy Northup talks to CBS News about the Center's victory in our Plan B case against the FDA. On March 23rd a federal court ordered the FDA to reconsider making the emergency contraceptive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.