Archive for the 'US News' Category

Missouri House OKs amendment to let pharmacies refuse to sell Plan B

30Apr09

The Missouri House has approved an amendment 115-43 to keep pharmacies from being required to distribute emergency contraception. The amendment states that a pharmacy can’t be sued for not carrying medication and that the state cannot revoke a license if a pharmacy does not carry certain medication. It specifically mentions Plan B. Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O’Fallon, argued […]

17-year-olds in the USA can now buy Plan B without prescription

22Apr09

Today’s the Day! In compliance with the decision issued by Judge Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on March 23rd, the FDA will allow seventeen-year-olds to buy “morning-after” contraception known as Plan B without a doctor’s prescription–in other words, over-the-counter (otc). Men as well as women who are […]

Illinois Judge Puts Enforcement of Illinois’ Pharmacy Law on Hold

07Apr09

A central Illinois judge, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz, has placed a temporary restraining order on the enforcement of a state law that requires  pharmacists to dispense medications that may go counter to their religious beliefs. The state law has attempted to resolve the issue: should women’s health care be compromised because of a […]

Huckabee

08Jan08

I just got back to college after our seven week break (don’t hate me), and I still don’t have hugely reliable internet service or computer usage, so stick with me! Anyway, on to today’s blog. The presidential election this year is pretty much on everybody’s mind. We’re adding a category here about the election – […]

Henry Hyde

29Nov07

I spent a long time thinking about this blog – but I just couldn’t come up with a way to say something about Hyde who was truthfully a man I didn’t know much about. It’s not safe to have anti-choice individuals in our government. Our constitution gives us the right to choice – we shouldn’t […]

Washington, What’s Up?

27Nov07

Washington state used to require that pharmacists stock and sell EC to those who request it – but earlier this month a judge suspended the requirement that requires this – meaning a pharmacist can refuse to sell it if they have moral objections to it.  They do have to provide a nearby source to get […]

Plan on Plan B… online!

19Nov07

Some women cite embarrassment as the reason they don’t want to go into a pharmacy to get Plan B. Others cite distance. For some women, time just doesn’t work for them. However, now there’s a way to get Plan B online. Drugstore.com carries it, and women 18 and older can buy it there. Remember, shipping […]

Guaranteed on the shelves

12Nov07

Sometimes getting emergency contraception isn’t as easy as it should be. All women 18 and over in the US have the right to get EC from a pharmacy without a prescription – but it’s up the the pharmacies whether or not they will stock it. However, a growing number of pharmacies all over the country […]

Vote!

06Nov07

Remember to vote today! Research your candidates, make sure they stand for what you do, and get out to the polls! If you live in Westchester County, please download the Pro Choice 2007 voting guide. The guide helps you to make informed decisions about who is pro-choice in local elections.


 

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