Federal Judge Agrees to Review Age Restrictions on Morning-After Pill

By: Wednesday December 14, 2011 8:15 am

Let’s update that federal court hearing on the age restrictions of the morning-after pill. Judge Edward Korman heard arguments yesterday, and while he did not take action against the FDA, he did move the case forward: A federal judge Tuesday rejected a request to hold the Food and Drug Administration in contempt of court over [...]

Women’s Rights Advocates in Congress Quiet on Plan B Decision

By: Friday December 9, 2011 7:37 am

I’d like to say that the decision on restricting access to Plan B has led to a backlash in Washington. I’d like to say that female and male legislators alike lambasted the decision, which will result in more unwanted pregnancies and more abortions because paternalistic policymakers didn’t want to feel icky. But the headline “Plan [...]

Obama Agrees with HHS on Restricting Access to Morning-After Pill

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 10:20 am

The President was asked today about Kathleen Sebelius’ rejection of an FDA directive to allow the morning-after pill on drugstore shelves without a prescription. And he agrees with his HHS Secretary: “I did not get involved in the process, this was a decision of Kathleen Sebelius,” Obama said, referring to his Health and Human Services [...]

Coakley Heats Up Rhetoric, Negative Ads in MA-Sen

By: Tuesday January 12, 2010 6:30 am

Martha Coakley and Scott Brown squared off in a debate last night, and Coakley obviously has awoken in this race, sharply criticizing her opponent. Gergen asked Coakley how it’s possible to succeed in Afghanistan without the surge — and Coakley gave a very risky answer for a politician. “I’m not sure there is a way [...]

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