morning-after pill

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Approves Federal Government Plan For Morning After Pill

President Barack Obama’s administration has been given the green light to go forward with its plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of all ages and without a prescription – but it must do so right away.

06/12/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Government To Comply With Order Allowing Morning After Pill For All Ages

The federal government on Monday told a judge in Brooklyn that it will reverse course, and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

06/10/2013

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New York Judge Refuses To Suspend Plan B Ruling

A New York judge has refused to suspend his ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control.

05/10/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Battle Lines Drawn Following FDA’s ‘Morning-After’ Pill Decision

Is 15 too young to buy the “morning-after” pill? That’s the question dividing parents in our area after a controversial decision Tuesday from the federal government.

05/01/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FDA Approves: Plan B To Be Dispensed Over The Counter; Critics Come Out Swinging

The FDA announced Tuesday it has approved making the Plan B morning-after pill available over the counter. But purchasers have to be at least 15 to buy it, and will have to provide proof of age at the cash register.

04/30/2013

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Orders FDA To Remove Age Restrictions From ‘Morning After’ Pill

Young teenage girls may soon be able to get the so-called “morning after pill” without a doctor’s or a parent’s permission. A Brooklyn judge dealt the Obama administration a blow, saying age restrictions must go.

04/05/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: City Downplaying Amount Of Birth Control Dispensed In Public Schools

As of September, the city said 567 girls had gotten Plan B, while the report show that 40 school health centers handed out more than 12,700 doses of the birth control.

02/03/2013

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cardinal-Designate Dolan: President Obama Needs To Stop ‘Intruding Into Internal Life Of A Church’

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control.

02/08/2012

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Morning-After Pill Maker Wants To Sell ‘Plan B’ Without Age Restriction

The long battle over the controversial pill is now the subject of even more controversy.

02/23/2011