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Judge Permits Center For Reproductive Rights To Subpoena White House Documents In Lawsuit Against The FDA Over “Morning After Pill”

Judge Cites "Strong Showing of Bad Faith" by Government as Grounds for Granting Further Discovery U.S. Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky ruled that the Center for Reproductive Rights can subpoena White House documents as part of [...]

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Lawsuit By Center for Reproductive Rights Exposes High-Level FDA Cover-Up

Agency Decision Comes Weeks after Center Sought to Subpoena White House Documents, Lawsuit Testimony Shows Opposition by Agency Scientists to Arbitrary Age Limit New York, NY- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to [...]

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Depositions Indicate Bush Administration Exerted Political Influence on FDA During Plan B Review Process

Center for Reproductive Rights Requests White House Subpoena Depositions released today by the Center for Reproductive Rights in its lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicate that the Bush Administration sought to unduly [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Questions Timing of FDA Plan B Announcement

Will Continue to Push for White House Subpoena The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement from Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in response to today's FDA announcement regarding Plan [...]

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Center Sends Bush Letter, Urging President To Put Position On Contraception To The Test

The Center for Reproductive Rights today urged the Bush administration to reconcile its recently stated position on contraception with the five-year long refusal by the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B, known as [...]

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Tummino v. von Eschenbach: Center’s Letter to President Bush Urging Support for Emergency Contraception

The Honorable George W. Bush President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, We write in reference to a May 15, 2006 letter from your Assistant Secretary of [...]

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Former Head Of FDA To Be Desposed On Tuesday In “Morning-After Pill” Case As Agency Rejects Five-Year-Old Citizen’s Petition

New York, NY—On Tuesday, June 13, 2006, attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights will question former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Mark B. McClellan in a court-ordered deposition about the FDA’s [...]

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Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights An Advocate’s Guide to Action

"Our position is that FC/FGM must be acknowledged as a violation of the human rights of women and girls - it cannot be separated from deep-seated and pervasive discrimination against women." "This practical guide is [...]

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Woodcock and Galson Depositions Released

Ex-FDA Chief Yanked Authority from Senior Staff in "Morning-After Pill" Decision, Officials Testify New York, NY— Since January 2005, former Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Lester Crawford repeatedly yanked decision-making powers on [...]

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Emergency Contraception (EC): A Safe and Effective Way to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

It is estimated that over three million American women have unplanned pregnancies each year, and over half of these end in abortion. Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes called the "morning-after pill," is an effective method of [...]

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State of Wisconsin Seeks to Join Center’s Lawsuit Against the FDA Over the “Morning-After Pill”

New York, NY-Today, the state of Wisconsin filed legal documents with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York seeking to join the Center for Reproductive Rights' lawsuit against the Food and [...]

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U.S. Women Face Unprecedented Assault on Reproductive Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights Testifies Before Human Rights Committee

New York, NY—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights testified before the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), informing the panel of the U.S. government’s failures to protect women’s reproductive rights as covered in the principal [...]

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The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: An Instrument for Advancing Reproductive and Sexual Rights (French)

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