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Obama Plan B

Laura Bassett

White House Weighs In On Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration announced the final rules under the Affordable Care Act on Friday requiring most employer health insurance plans to cover emp...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Obama: FDA Decision On Plan B Leaves Me Feeling 'Very Comfortable'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama extended support on Thursday for the FDA's decision to institute age 15 as the new limit for over-the-counter sales of Plan B. ...

Obama Decision Sets Off Firestorm From Allies

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

MEXICO CITY — President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of ...

Women of All Ages Deserve Access to All Forms of Pregnancy Prevention

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Christine C. Quinn

Friday's momentous decision by a federal judge to overturn the age restrictions on sale of Plan B (the morning after pill) is long overdue and a landmark for reproductive rights.

After Boehner Pulls Plan B Amid GOP Backlash, Obama Optimistic

AP | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama is willing to continue bargaining for a bipartisan solution to avert the "fiscal cliff" afte...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner To Obama On Fiscal Cliff: Act On Plan B Or Get 'Serious'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) put the onus on President Barack Obama on Thursday to come up with a “serious” fiscal plan while...

Laura Bassett

Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Pay: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

While women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make in the United States, the gender wage gap has closed significantly over the past severa...

Americans Deserve a Presidential Science Debate

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

Problems like climate change, biodiversity loss, and crashing fisheries populations are examples where human behavior enabled by the power of science and engineering has outstripped policymaking.

Amanda Terkel

Female Senator's Marital Status Used In Political Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Maria Cantwell's (D-Wash.) position on Plan B emergency contraception is being called into question by her Republican opponent, due...

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren Weighs In On Plan B Emergency Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren has spoken almost exclusively about the economy in her public appearances as she runs for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts....

The Sebelius Trifecta

Kirsten Moore | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

By interjecting politics into the FDA drug review process, Secretary Sebelius placed the president in the unenviable position of not acting in the best interest of women's health. And politically, that's not a place the president wants to be.

Laura Bassett

Is Obama On Thin Ice With Women Voters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Women played a huge role in propelling President Barack Obama to victory during the 2008 elections, supporting him more strongly than men by seven per...

Obama Breaks With Base Ahead Of 2012

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On issues from air pollution to contraception, President Barack Obama has broken sharply with liberal activists and come down on the sid...

Plan B Falls Victim to Plan P: Politics

Emily Spitzer | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Plan B is the simplest birth control pill there is -- it's a morning after pill for women. One pill, taken the morning after sexual intercourse, prevents pregnancy. Indeed, the pill's simplicity is what's made it a target.

Amanda Terkel

Would Hillary Clinton Have Approved Wider Access To Plan B?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration shocked reproductive rights groups this week when it struck down a recommendation by government scientists to m...

We Are All an 11-year-old Girl -- And She Is Pissed

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Women are the last remaining voting majority who are treated like a splinter group. It will stay that way until we stand up for ourselves, together, and demand power.