Reproductive-rights groups that sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over access to the "morning-after" pill will ask a judge to hold the agency in contempt if it fails to comply with a court order directing it to make emergency contraception available to women of all ages.
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 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 PDF collection of news clippings on the NWL's years of organizing and actions related to morning-after pill availability.