January 28, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]
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]
January 1, 2014
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency temporary injunction on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against the religious group Little Sisters For the Poor. Little Sisters filed a motion for ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Alyson Schwartz, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2015, examines Tummino v. Hamburg and concludes that the district court correctly decided the case...Although it has been years since I was an teenager, I have been unable to forget the frantic desperation of ...[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]
August 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) filed a lawsuit in the Oklahoma County District Court on Thursday to block enforcement of HB 2226, a state law limiting the availability of "morning-after" emergency contraceptives. Specifically, the law forbids pharmacists from dispensing ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrea Miller, University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015, explains how Judge Korman's decision in Tummino v. Hamburg creates solid policy and legal precedent...US District Judge Edward Korman recently brought some much-needed closure to a 12-year legal debate over the ...[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 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]

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