Why Are Native American Women Still Being Denied Access to Plan B?

Last fall, Indian Health Service, the federal agency charged with administering healthcare on tribal lands, announced that it would finally make Plan B available over the counter. » 11/12/14 6:40pm 11/12/14 6:40pm

SCOTUS Rules Beliefs of Your Boss Trump Your Access to Contraceptives

In a yet another ruling that indicates that we'd enjoy better legal protection if we just incorporated our reproductive organs and sent them to murder civilians in Iraq, the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations that are "closely held" cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage. Which means that under… » 6/30/14 10:20am 6/30/14 10:20am

New Gel Offers Hope of Shielding Women From HIV Infection

An encouraging development in the long fight against AIDS: Researchers announced today that a new gel helps protect against HIV infection in monkeys. That's even if it's applied after sex, as long as it's within three hours. And it's got the potential to protect women. » 3/12/14 6:20pm 3/12/14 6:20pm

Sorry, But a Plan B Database Won't Keep People From Having Sex

Last week, a Louisiana Democrat filed a bill in the state's legislator she's calling the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Acts." Like most laws that ostensibly "protect" women from one of the statistically safest medical procedures, the bill doesn't do anything the pretty words in its name suggest. In fact, the way the… » 3/10/14 1:10pm 3/10/14 1:10pm

​FDA Approves of Generic Brand Plan B. Slut Pills for Everyone!

Looks like the FDA has reconsidered their decision to limit emergency contraceptive production to one pharmaceutical company, making it available and more affordable to more people. How this took so long, I do not know, but I'm glad we're here at last. » 3/02/14 12:30pm 3/02/14 12:30pm

NY Times' 'Room for Debate' Column Wrongly Argues Plan B is Dangerous

Last week, the New York Times ran "Room for Debate" feature centered on CVS' recent decision to stop selling tobacco products. The question posed was fairly innocuous: "What Unhealthy Products Should CVS Stop Selling?" Three of the four responses were about products that have been proven to pose actual health risks… » 2/18/14 5:15pm 2/18/14 5:15pm

January Has Actually Been a Decent Month for Reproductive Rights…

Finally, some good news on efforts to limit women's access to contraception/abortion. Today, Oklahoma District Court Judge Lisa Davis struck down a state law requiring women under the age of 17 to get a prescription for Plan B emergency contraception. » 1/24/14 5:00pm 1/24/14 5:00pm

Many Pharmacies Are Giving Teens Crap Info About Plan B

According to a new study, America's teens are getting crap information about Plan B from one source they really should be able to trust to know their stuff: pharmacies. » 12/26/13 2:00pm 12/26/13 2:00pm

PETA's 'Too Fat for Plan B' Campaign Hits a Shitty New Low

PETA has stooped to new lows with their latest campaign, which has them inaccurately connecting the recent news about Plan B's ineffectiveness for women over 165 pounds to suggest that women use "Plan V" instead – aka become vegan in order to lose weight. » 12/02/13 4:15pm 12/02/13 4:15pm

That was fast: After Mother Jones broke the news Monday that the European distributer of the morning after pill would be cautioning women over 165 pounds about the drug's potential ineffectiveness, the FDA says they're looking into those claims to see if packaging for Teva's Plan B and other generic versions of that… » 11/26/13 1:15pm 11/26/13 1:15pm

Morning After Pill Doesn't Work on Women Over 176 Pounds

In a move that's bound to frighten everyone, HRA Pharma, the company the manufactures the European version of Plan B called Norlevo has revised its packaging to indicate that the pregnancy prevention medication is not always effective for women over 165 pounds and doesn't work at all for women who weigh more than 176… » 11/25/13 11:05am 11/25/13 11:05am

Yet Another Court Rules Against Religious Whore Pill Haters

Here's an increasingly familiar story: a group of business-owning grown ups who believe things about birth control that are scientifically wrong has lost a lawsuit against the federal government. Related: How much time and money are anti-birth control zealots wasting filing lawsuits they keep losing? I'd be pretty… » 9/18/13 4:40pm 9/18/13 4:40pm

CPC Counselor Tells Undercover Activist Abortion Could Ruin Her Life

Crisis pregnancy center advocates say the faith-based nonprofits are totally legitimate alternatives to dastardly abortion mills; Texas Governor Rick Perry has even argued that they should replace real women's health centers. Opponents say CPCs are misleading and disseminate false information to vulnerable young… » 6/25/13 11:20am 6/25/13 11:20am

Increased Access to Plan B Does Nothing for Drug Companies' Profits

Now that the Obama administration has dropped its appeal to keep age restrictions on sales of emergency contraception, it means the aisles of CVS will witness stampedes of wanton sluts eager to get their hussy hands on whore pills while evil drug companies are maniacally laughing as they roll around in a pile of cash… » 6/12/13 2:20pm 6/12/13 2:20pm

New Court Order Lifts Age Limit on Some Morning After Pills

In another confusing twist in the back-and-forth battle of emergency contraception availability, a federal appeals court in New York ordered that some versions of the morning after pill be made available over-the-counter to women of all ages—for now. Which is good news! (For now.) » 6/06/13 2:40pm 6/06/13 2:40pm

For-Profit Companies Get Their Day in Court Over Your Whore Pills

It's contraception game time: puritanical fairytale "morals" will go up against the Obamacare birth control mandate over the next few weeks as four different appeals courts decide whether private businesses should be able to object to the policy on the grounds of religious freedom/thinking unchained vaginas are icky.… » 5/22/13 4:00pm 5/22/13 4:00pm

Meet the Federal Judge Who's Dropping Sass All Over the Plan B Debate

Consistently no-bullshit Federal Judge Edward Korman flat-out denied the government’s request to stay his order pending an appeal to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today, calling the administration's appeal of a federal court order to make emergency contraception fiiinally over-the-counter for all women “frivolous”… » 5/12/13 4:30pm 5/12/13 4:30pm

Your Nightly Frustration Report: Plan B Ruling Faces Appeal

Just when you thought we were going to take a big step forward with broadening access to emergency contraception, the U.S. attorney's office swooped in like a hawk stealing someone's poor, trembling chihuahua with an announcement that it would appeal a federal judge's decision to make Plan B-One Step and similar… » 5/01/13 11:20pm 5/01/13 11:20pm

FDA: You Can Buy Plan B Over-the-Counter, But You Must Be 15 or Older

You can now buy Plan B One-Step over the counter if you're age 15 or older — which would be more of a cause for celebration if a federal judge hadn't ordered the FDA to make the pill available to women and girls of all ages last month. What happened? » 5/01/13 10:50am 5/01/13 10:50am