| May 2, 2013
| 8:28 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to two-thirds of women favor making contraceptive pills available over the counter, according to a new nationally-representative survey.
In addition, about 30 percent of women using either no birth control or a less...
| Apr 24, 2013
With a federal judge clearing away age restrictions on purchasing emergency contraception, many Chicago-area health care providers, teens and others are preparing for more accessibility — even if they're not exactly sure how the drug will be made...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter use of an emergency contraceptive called Plan B One-Step for use by all women and girls who can potentially bear children, no matter how young, the agency announced Thursday.
But the move...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Confused by the wrangling in federal court over the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive? You're not the only one.
As U.S. attorneys work hastily to halt a federal judge's order regarding the sale of the so-called morning-after pill, medical and...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older.
The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The U.S. attorney's office announced late Wednesday that it would appeal a federal judge's decision to make Plan B One-Step and related emergency birth control pills available to consumers of all ages without a prescription.
In papers filed with the U....
| May 2, 2013
| 8:04 PM
MEXICO CITY -- President Obama says he’s “very comfortable” with a Food and Drug Administration ruling that maintains age restrictions on females who can buy the so-called morning after pill without a prescription.
The rule announced...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Is it just my imagination, or is the Newport Beach City Council a little duplicitous? First they attack local businesses, mooring owners and waterfront residents by punitively raising taxes for their "exclusive" use of public lands and because the city...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"Plan B," the morning-after contraceptive, is reportedly as safe as aspirin, even when taken by adolescents. Aduilts can buy it over the counter, but I say let everyone buy it who wants it or needs it. In an ideal world,......
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A federal judge overturned the Obama administration’s ban on teenagers purchasing emergency contraception without a prescription. Judge Korman called the ban “politically motivated, scientifically unjustified and contrary to agency precedent.&...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Demonstrators said they will gather Thursday outside a prominent Newport Beach hospital to protest its decision to halt elective abortions.
Hoag Hospital’s decision was announced after it partnered with a Catholic healthcare provider, though...