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12/5/2012 - OK State Court Rejects Anti-Abortion Laws
The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected two anti-abortions laws in near unanimous decisions yesterday....

11/26/2012 - AAP Advocates Plan-B Access for Teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new policy guidelines today in support of increasing access to emergency contraception among teenage girls....

10/31/2012 - Supreme Court Denies Personhood Appeal in Oklahoma
The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case on Monday brought on by the anti-abortion group Personhood Oklahoma, rejecting its attempt to challenge the Oklahoma court's ruling against a proposed Personhood ballot measure in the state....

10/8/2012 - San Francisco Forces CPCs to Tell the Truth
Federal Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong upheld most of a 2011 San Francisco law that prohibits the false advertising of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers....

10/1/2012 - IL Court Rules on Emergency Contraception Case
Recently, an Illinois Appeals Court ruled in favor of two pharmacists who refused to fill emergency contraception prescriptions on the basis of their religious beliefs....

9/6/2012 - Sandra Fluke Tackles Contraception, Abortion, and Domestic Violence at DNC
Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student Republicans refused to allow to testify at a House Committee hearing on the religious exemption on contraception coverage and women's health, addressed the Democratic National Convention last night in Charlotte, North Carolina....

8/23/2012 - Personhood USA Criticizes Romney-Ryan Support of Rape Exception
Personhood USA criticized the Romney-Ryan ticket after the campaign announced it would not oppose abortion in cases of rape. The "pro-life" organization originally praised Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for his continued efforts to defend "personhood" - which could ban emergency contraception, birth control pills, and IUDs as well as all abortions, even in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman or girl....

6/27/2012 - Paul's Personhood Amendment Stalls Flood Insurance Bill
A fetal personhood amendment introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has stalled a Flood Insurance Bill intended to increase funding for the National Flood Insurance Program just as the hurricane season begins....

6/22/2012 - Ohio Personhood Amendment Lacks Signatures
A proposed Personhood amendment in Ohio likely will not be on the state ballot this November because the group circulating the petition has received only a small percentage of the necessary signatures....

6/18/2012 - Catholic Health Group Rejects Birth Control Compromise
The Catholic Health Association (CHA) of the United States, the largest network of nonprofit hospitals and health facilities in the United States, announced on Friday that it would not support the Obama Administration's accommodation on insurance coverage of birth control, reversing an earlier decision to support the accommodation....

6/11/2012 - Partnership Provides Contraception Access for High School Students
A high school in Los Angeles with high rates of teenage pregnancy has partnered with Planned Parenthood to offer free birth control and emergency contraception in a clinic on the school's campus....

6/7/2012 - Personhood Initiative Pursued in Montana
Opponents of abortion are working to include a personhood initiative on the state's ballot this November....

2/17/2012 - OK Senate Passes Personhood Bill
On Wednesday, the Oklahoma state Senate voted 34 to 8 in favor of a bill, which states that life begins at conception and would give rights to a fertilized egg....

2/8/2012 - Santorum Revives Campaign, Touts Anti-Contraceptive Position
Yesterday Rick Santorum won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses, as well as a nonbinding Missouri primary....

2/6/2012 - WA Judge to Rule on Emergency Contraception Law
US District Judge Ronald Leighton heard closing arguments last week in a lawsuit concerning a law requiring that pharmacists sell emergency contraception....

1/19/2012 - Republican Presidential Candidates Attend Personhood USA Forum
Yesterday, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul via webcast spoke at a forum in South Carolina, hosted by Personhood USA, to discuss birth control, abortion, and the personhood amendments, which may appear on many state ballots....

1/18/2012 - Twenty-five KS Members to Sponsor Personhood Amendment
Twenty-five Members of the Kansas House of Representatives announced that they will co-sponsor a personhood amendment in the state....

1/12/2012 - OH Ballot Board Approves Language for Personhood Amendment
The Ohio Ballot Board approved the language purposed by anti-abortion rights groups for a personhood amendment, which proposes to give constitutional rights to a fertilized egg....

12/14/2011 - CRR to Refile Lawsuit Against FDA and HHS Secretary Sebelius
Yesterday US District Judge Edward Korman ruled that he would allow the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) to refile a case against the FDA for "imposing unnecessary age restrictions on emergency contraceptives, and seek immediate relief to allow broader access to available drugs." Judge Korman will also permit CRR to add Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a defendant after she overruled the FDA's decision to lift the age limit for emergency contraception and permit the over-the-counter sale of the Plan B One-Step last week and instructed the FDA Commissioner to deny the request for over-the-counter sales with a prescription for Plan B One-Step. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of CRR, stated, "We intend to take every legal step necessary to hold the FDA and this administration accountable for its extraordinary actions to block women from safe, effective emergency contraception....

12/14/2011 - Senators Write to Sebelius Asking for Scientific Basis of Plan B Decision
Yesterday Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and 14 other US Senators issued a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to indicate the medical and scientific basis that led her to overrule the FDA's decision to lift the age limit for emergency contraception and her refusal to permit the over-the-counter sale of the Plan B....

12/7/2011 - HHS Secretary Sebelius Overrules FDA on Plan B
Today Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA's decision to lift the age limit for emergency contraception and permitting the over-the-counter sale of the "morning after pill." Sebelius indicated that she did "not believe enough data were presented to support the application to make Plan B One-Step available over the counter for all girls of reproductive age." Margaret Hamburg, FDA administrator, stated, "there is adequate and reasonable, well-supported, and science-based evidence that Plan B One-Step is safe and effective and should be approved for nonprescription use for all females of child-bearing potential....

11/22/2011 - Virginia Delegate Introduces Personhood Amendment
On Monday, Virginia state Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Prince William County) filed a "personhood" bill, which states that life begins at conception and proposes to give constitutional rights to a fertilized egg....

11/16/2011 - Personhood Amendment Issue in Georgia General Assembly
Georgia State Senator Barry Loudermilk (R) and State Representative Rick Crawford (D) announced plans yesterday to introduce so-called "personhood" amendments to the Georgia State Constitution that would grant full individual rights to fertilized eggs in next year's General Assembly session....

11/15/2011 - Personhood Initiatives May Expand in 2012
Despite the defeat of Initiative 26, the so-called Personhood Amendment, by Mississippi voters last week, the group sponsoring the initiative, Personhood USA, has announced that they will attempt to place similar initiatives on the ballot in at least five states in 2012....

11/9/2011 - Women's Right Advocates Victorious in Defeating Mississippi Personhood Amendment
In an exciting and important victory for women's rights advocates, Mississippi voters defeated the Personhood Amendment....