"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 Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraceptives available to girls of all ages within 30 days, a federal judge has ruled, saying the agency's decisions regarding the so-called morning-after pill were "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable.
A Brooklyn judge on Friday reversed the FDA's 2011 decision to limit the Plan B pill's availability to women 17 and older.
A federal judge's ruling Friday morning ordering the FDA to lift restrictions on the morning-after pill — making it available over the counter to females of all ages — was a victory for several Gainesville women who were plaintiffs in the case.
The PCJF represents grassroots feminist activists with National Women’s Liberation (NWL) and 15-year-old Anaya Kelly in a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to remove all restrictions on over-the-counter access to the Morning-After Pill (also known by trade name Plan B One-Step and as emergency contraception) for all women and girls in the United States. Read more
A PDF collection of news clippings on the NWL's years of organizing and actions related to morning-after pill availability.
Upon the news that a judicial ruling on their lawsuit is expected by the end of the month, Annie Tummino and National Women's Liberation held a speak out in front of Health and Human Services in New York City. (Video source: Ustream / StopMotionSolo)
The lawsuit, now spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, was originally filed on January 21, 2005, after years of unexplained delay by the FDA to respond to requests by feminist, women’s health and reproductive rights organizations – including through a Citizen Petition – to switch emergency contraception drugs from prescription-only to over-the-counter.
National Women's Liberation members sit-in at the Food and Drug Administration (January 2005) to demand over-the-counter access to the Morning-After Pill.