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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

FDA Gives Final Approval of New Emergency Contraception Option Allowing Women Second Option to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) applauds the decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the sale and use of ulipristal acetate (UPA), a new form of emergency contraception (EC).
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

FDA Delay On EC

Public Health Ignored; Ideology Trumps Science — Emergency Contraception Is Safe, Effective and Meets All FDA Criteria For Over- the-Counter Status
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

FDA Defers Decision on Plan B Over-the-Counter Application

Agency to Initiate Rulemaking Proceeding on 'Dual Label' Concept
Jan. 30, 2014 • National