January 24, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
An Oklahoma state court judge on Thursday ruled the state's emergency contraception law unconstitutional. The law requires women younger than 17 to obtain a prescription and show photo ID in order to receive Plan B One-Step and other generic emergency contraceptive pills. Women 17 and older would ...[read more]
August 20, 2013
by G. Redd
An Oklahoma County District Court judge on Monday granted an injunction of Oklahoma House Bill 2226, a state law that requires minors to obtain a prescription for emergency contraception. HB 2226 was challenged by the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, amongst others, on the grounds ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday that it has officially approved the brand-name emergency contraceptive Plan B Onestep for all women of child-bearing potential without a prescription, regardless of age. This approval comes following an order issued last week by Judge ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by G. Redd
Judge Edward Korman of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Wednesday approved the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plan to make the Plan B emergency contraceptive available over-the-counter to women of all ages. In an effort to comply with the judge's April ruling, the ...[read more]
June 11, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Department of Justice and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday that neither agency will seek to continue the appeal of a ruling that allows women of all ages to access emergency contraception without a prescription. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit refused ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered Wednesday that the two-pill variety of the emergency contraceptive known as Plan B be made immediately available to all individuals regardless of age. A one-pill version will continue to be subject to age restrictions pending appeal. The Obama ...[read more]
May 26, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Obama administration on Friday urged the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to delay the implementation of a decision that orders the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the popular "Plan B" emergency contraceptive (levonorgestrel-Teva) available over-the-counter for women as ...[read more]
May 2, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday appealed an April decision ordering the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make emergency contraceptives including Plan B available without a prescription to women of all ages. In 2005 organizations and individuals concerned with women's health ...[read more]
April 5, 2013
by Sydney Normil
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Friday ruled that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Plan B emergency contraception prescription requirement for adolescents under age 16 was "unjustified and burdensome." In 30 days women of all ages can access the ...[read more]
September 22, 2012
by Max Slater
The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled on Thursday that the state cannot force pharmacists to fill prescriptions for emergency contraceptives if they have religious objections to these drugs. The appeals court held that an Illinois law known as the Current Rule, which requires pharmacists to ...[read more]

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