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Here's Why Plan B Costs So Much

Bustle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Bustle

Though women and men across the country no longer need a prescription for Plan B One-Step -- this month marks the one-year anniversary of the repeal of age restrictions on emergency contraception -- it's still pretty expensive. Some would argue prohibitively so.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

1 In 5 Times, A Man Can't Buy The Morning-After Pill

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

If a guy needs to buy the morning-after pill for a female friend, he's going to need to rely on a fair amount of luck. That's because a study found yo...

Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Stunning Setback for Women's Rights

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Bloom

Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.

Christian Companies Want to Own Your Body

John Shore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
John Shore

Hobby Lobby has no more right to tell its employees how to use their health insurance benefits than it does to tell them how to spend the money they earn. Health insurance does not belong to the employer. It belongs to the employee.

Morning-After Pills May Be Less Effective In Women Over 165 Pounds

Posted 01.24.2014 | Women

Are emergency contraceptives really less effective in heavier women? In November, French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma announced that it was a...

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.

The Supreme Court Should Adhere to Scientific Definitions When Hearing Anti-Contraception Lawsuits

Jessica Arons | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Jessica Arons

There are a number of important issues at play in these cases, but a central one should be this: must the law accommodate those whose religious beliefs lead to conclusions that are scientifically incorrect?

Morning-After Pill's Troubling New Warning For Heavier Users

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women

The manufacturer of Norlevo, a European emergency contraceptive pill identical to widely used American-made pills, reportedly will issue a warning tha...

Hobby Lobby Hopes To Take Contraception Mandate To SCOTUS

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to take up the company's lawsuit against the fe...

FDA Expands Morning After Pill Approval After Court Order

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved unrestricted sales of P...

Questions Remain After Obama's Plan B Reversal

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Don't look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away – but after a decade-plus f...

A Great Victory for Women: Emergency Contraception Soon Available Regardless of Age

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Steve Siebold

By allowing emergency contraception available at any age, we're truly allowing women to have total control of their bodies, minus interference from the church, state, doctors or anyone else. Today is another step forward for women's rights!

New Morning After Pill

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Morning After

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Obama To Reverse Course On Plan B

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any ag...

Obama Should Admit Defeat on Morning-After Pill

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.

Court Hands Down Order On Morning-After Pill Sales

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a jud...

Cognitive Research Supports Plan B Access

Tamar Krishnamurti | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science
Tamar Krishnamurti

Where teens need help is in avoiding situations where they might lose control and in coping with situations when things have not gone as planned. Parental guidance can help with the former. Easy, informed access to Plan B can help with the latter.

Government Files Last-Minute Morning-After Pill Appeal

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-minute appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of a...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Benghazi-Gate, Toomey-Gate and Ammo-Gate.

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate if Benghazi will prove to be more Whitewater than Watergate. Is Toomey gutsy to chide the Right for opposing his bipartisan bill just to stymie Obama? Are tyrannical feds buying up ammo to undermine gun rights?

Laura Bassett

Administration Dealt Blow In Birth Control Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

A federal judge on Friday denied the Obama administration's request to delay his order that the Plan B morning-after pill be made available over the c...

Judge: Obama Administration Playing Politics With Birth Control Order

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — A federal judge, asked by the government on Tuesday to freeze his plan giving teenage girls broader access to morning-after birth con...

Judge Urged Not To Delay Morning-After Pill Ruling

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Reproductive rights advocates urged a judge Monday to let teenage girls buy morning-after birth control without a prescription beginn...

Friday Talking Points -- Most Disappointing Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?