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Oral Argument in FDA Lawsuit Postponed Until Thursday, 2:00pm

Battle Over "Morning-After Pill" Goes Before New York Court WHAT: Oral argument in Tummino v. von Eschenbach will be heard at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Chief Judge Edward [...]

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GAO Report on FDA’S Plan B Decision Process Confirms Center’s Lawsuit

The Government Accountability Office released a report finding that the Food and Drug Administration's refusal to make the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, available without a prescription was "unusual" and "not typical" of previous decisions on [...]

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Battles Already Raging

In this letter to the editor, Nancy Northup warns that a Roe reversal would be devastating to women’s reproductive rights in the United States, despite the mild projections of a recent Op-Ed in USA Today. [...]

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Paulina: Five Years Later (Spanish)

In 1999, 13-year-old Paulina Ramírez became pregnant after she was raped by an intruder in her home in Mexicali, Mexico. Soon after discovering that she was pregnant, Paulina sought an abortion. According to state legislation, [...]

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Paulina: Five Years Later

In 1999, 13-year-old Paulina Ramírez became pregnant after she was raped by an intruder in her home in Mexicali, Mexico. Soon after discovering that she was pregnant, Paulina sought an abortion. According to state legislation, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,Reporting on Rights,Publications

FDA Commissioner Crawford, No More Stalling! Plan B Belongs On the Drugstore Shelves.

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights The Center for Reproductive Rights urges the FDA's Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford to issue a decision making the emergency contraceptive Plan B available without a prescription [...]

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Yet Another Excuse from the FDA on Delaying Plan B Decision

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights Last week, Dr. Lester Crawford, the nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, gave yet another excuse for failing to make the emergency contraceptive, Plan [...]

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Center Sues FDA for Denying Women Over-the-Counter Access to Emergency Contraception

FDA Internal Memo Suggests Agency Did Not Follow Regulations Read the complaint online (PDF) | Virtual Press Kit Friday evening, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit against the Acting Commissioner of the Food and [...]

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