Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Good News on Emergency Contraception!

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.

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