As expected, the Food and Drug Administration an additional three years of protection from generic competition to the makers of the most popular form of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One Step.
Don't fret, Texas gals: you can still get abortion pills at your local flea market! Who needs safe and legal healthcare when you can get taken advantage of by sellers who have absolutely no medical expertise?
A Fort Worth Democrat, Senator Wendy Davis, 50, stood in her running shoes on the green carpeted floor of the Senate chamber and spoke about a bill with some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country...
The New York Times | Manny Fernandez and Erik Eckholm
The prevalence of dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus...has dropped by half among teenage girls in recent years, a striking measure of success for a vaccine against the virus that was introduced only in 2006, federal health officials said on Wednesday.
The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls, a move fraught with political repercussions for President Obama.
Lots of important adults — judges, doctors, the POTUS himself — have fervent opinions on whether the morning-after pill should be available to girls of all ages without a prescription and point-of-sale or age restrictions, yet no one ever asks teenagers themselves what they think. So we did.
Donning vintage outfits from the 1960s, a group of North Carolina women sent the message to state lawmakers on Wednesday that while they enjoy watching AMC's "Mad Men," they don't want to live in an episode of it.
...today’s broken health care system denies millions of women of color—like my mama—the ability to live a healthy life. Worse, health care options have become so politicized that many of our mama’s are also unable to fully participate in the social and political life of our communities.
Yesterday, the FDA announced that it will make Plan B – also known as emergency contraception (EC) or the morning after pill – available over the counter to women older than 15 years old who can prove their age.
There’s a lot of terms floating around that people use to describe themselves when they want to make their position sound more appealing, even if those terms are a completely (and very deliberately) misleading.
A new memo from a pair of liberal groups that pulls together some of the polling figures makes a strong case for paying more attention to how Republican candidates are not faring well among women voters.
That is why some parents of children with Down syndrome are celebrating the news that North Dakota has become the first state to outlaw abortion for fetal conditions like Down syndrome...But outlawing abortion is not a reasonable response to this situation.
Anti-abortion groups have been trying to re-impose restrictions on abortion rights for 40 years, but the Legislature and governor of North Dakota have taken this attack on women’s reproductive health and freedom to a shocking new low...
On Tuesday, Gov. Jack Dairymple signed legislation that would give North Dakota the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The legislation bans the procedure as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected.
South Dakota Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard on Friday signed into law a measure that excludes weekends and holidays from the state's 72-hour waiting period for abortions, potentially making the wait the longest in the nation.
Proving once more that the South Dakota legislature is solidly in the pocket of anti-choice activitsts, the Senate has now voted 24 to 9 to pass a new waiting period that will force women seeking abortion to wait up to a week after her initial appointment before being able to terminate a pregnancy.
Listening to South Dakota legislators pontificate on the issues of the day can be puzzling, comical, and frustrating. The words of a local legislator, to be named at the end of this commentary, make the point.
On the streets of Rapid City today, the abortion battle continues as a small group of pro-choice demonstrators protest a South Dakota bill that would require women to get counseling prior to getting an abortion and would expand the waiting period before they could get one.
We that oppose this bill are not only concerned with women’s health and her right to choose what is best for her, but offended at the assumption that we are unable to adequately exercise decision-making skills on a holiday or weekend.
The South Dakota House voted 56 to 13 to pass a new law mandating that women wait at least three full days after meeting with a doctor before obtaining an abortion, not including weekends and holidays.
A bill that could require some women seeking abortions to wait longer after first seeing a doctor was approved Friday by a South Dakota House committee after supporters said women need time to reflect and seek counseling before ending a pregnancy.
New data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm what Sandra told Congress a year ago, and what most American women have known for decades: almost all women (99 percent) have used contraception at some point in their lives, regardless of their background or religious affiliation.
Until we're allowed to buy OTC birth control, we need Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney's (D-NY) "Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act," reintroduced yesterday, so that pharmacists can't bar women from the pill.
President Obama praised abortion-rights activists and marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in a video shown Tuesday night at the NARAL Pro-Choice America annual dinner in Washington, D.C.
A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
It’s been almost 40 years since since the Supreme Court legalized abortion on Jan. 22, 1973, galvanizing people on both sides...But today, the battle is a slog of legislative fights and piecemeal regulations.