Thursday, April 11, 2013
BPCLC members recently sent this joint letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, regarding proposed regulations for no-cost access to contraceptives. You can download it here, or view it below! Thanks to all members who signed on.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Finally, some good news!
After a decade of ongoing legal battles to improve access to emergency contraception, or Plan B, a federal district court ruled that the F.D.A. must make Plan B available for sale to all women within 30 days without restrictions – this means over-the-counter, without identification or a prescription, and with no age limitations.
We will keep you updated on developments and outreach efforts. Read more on the ruling.
However, the news in other states is beyond bleak – North Dakota recently passed an extreme bill that prohibits most abortions after 6 weeks. Arkansas’s legislature passed a law, over the veto of Gov. Mike Beebe, banning abortion after 12 weeks. Lawsuits are sure to follow these clearly unconstitutional bills.
These are just a few reasons why New York needs stronger reproductive health laws now.