Obama Administration Announces it is Dropping Legal Fight to Keep Morning-After Pill from Women in U.S.
In response to a battle for over a decade to eliminate all restrictions on access to the Morning-After Pill, the Obama administration has just announced that it will comply with a federal court ruling ordering the administration to make the drug available without restrictions, and plans to drop its appeal.
People are outraged that the Obama administration used its most powerful spy agencies to create a secret national surveillance grid that completely profiles the communications and movements of every person in the country.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the Obama administration’s Food and Drug Administration to comply with U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman’s Order to make to make two-pill versions of emergency contraception available over-the-counter without a prescription, age requirements or other restrictions on how it is sold. The government had sought a stay of Judge Korman’s Order from the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
The U.S. State Department has illegally refused to release documents from 1998 to 2002 related to the covert propaganda operation run by the U.S. government that secretly paid Miami-based journalists who conducted a media campaign against the Cuban Five.
The latest trove of documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service adds new detail to the spying work of federal law enforcement agencies coordinating with local law enforcement and city governments to act against Occupy encampments.
On May 13 in Harlem, a young man was brutally arrested and an estimated 26 officers were called in to carry it out.
Court Denies Government's Motion to Stay Order that Morning-After Pill Be Made Available Without Restrictions
In a scathing decision, U.S. District Court Judge Edward R. Korman has denied the Obama administration's Motion to Stay his Order from April 5, 2013, requiring that emergency contraception be made available without age and point-of-sale restrictions.
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Edward R. Korman heard arguments regarding the Obama administration’s Motion to Stay his Order from April 5, 2013, requiring that emergency contraception be made available without age and point-of-sale restrictions. Over a two-hour period, Judge Korman made it clear that the government’s position was unjustifiable. Calling the government’s conduct a “charade” the Judge condemned the “political influence” that has caused a “total and complete corruption of the administrative process.”
"The Obama Administration is speaking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to the basic rights of women and girls as evidenced by the political decision issued by the FDA late today."
The NYPD is seeking to overturn Judge Rakoff’s ruling in favor of the protestors — attend the hearing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.