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Federal Judge in North Carolina Rules in Favor of Women’s Health

Third State to Have Defunding Legislation Halted
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Nebraska Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood Federation of America applauds today’s preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp against Nebraska’s recently enacted “The Women’s Health Protection Act,” which requires physicians who may perform an abortion to discuss the entire body of research literature about possible health risks related to abortion with their patients who are seeking abortions, even though much of this information may be outdated, false or misleading.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Federal District Court Rules in Favor of Women's Health: Judge Holds South Dakota Law Unconstitutional

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) applaud today’s decision by the U.S. District Court in South Dakota striking down major portions of a South Dakota law that required doctors to give ideologically charged and misleading information to women seeking abortion care.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Federal Court Blocks Demeaning North Carolina Ultrasound Law

Middle District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Preventing Key Measures of Intrusive and Biased Law from Going into Effect Tomorrow; Court Says Plaintiffs "Are Likely to Succeed on the Merits of the First Amendment Challenge"
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Federal Abortion Ban and Alito

Planned Parenthood Speaks Out Against Federal Abortion Ban and Samuel Alito: Supreme Court to Decide Whether It Will Hear Abortion Ban Case as Alito Hearings Are Set to Begin
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Asks Supreme Court to Protect Women's Health in Case Challenging Federal Abortion Ban

Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Follows Landslide Electoral Victories For Women's Health
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

FDA Official Resigns

WASHINGTON, DC — A key women's health expert at the FDA, Dr. Susan Wood, assistant commissioner for women's health and director of the Office of Women's Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), resigned today in protest of the FDA's handling of the application to make Plan B emergency contraception (EC) available over the counter.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Questions Loom Over Nominee for Top Job at FDA

Comprehensive Scientific Data Submitted to the FDA Two Years Ago Shows Emergency Contraception Should Be Available Over the Counter
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

FDA May Move on Plan B

Planned Parenthood Calls on FDA to Stop Playing Politics and to Focus on Science and Public Health
Jan. 30, 2014 • National