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11/14/2001 - Irish Board Approves Emergency Contraception
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has approved Levonelle, an emergency contraceptive pill, after determining that the pill is not an abortifacient....

11/9/2001 - Vatican Denounces UN Effort to Save Refugees
While Afghan women are in the midst of a refugee health crisis that threatens the lives of millions, the Vatican has criticized efforts by the United Nations to provide sound healthcare information and services....

11/1/2001 - Prescribe Choice Campaign in Full Swing, New Materials Available Online
Earlier this month, new Prescribe Choice Campaign resources and materials were mailed to our network of Leadership Alliance activists and Choices affiliates....

10/17/2001 - IA State Backs Down on Plans to Offer Mifepristone
Iowa State Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance member Abby Hansen told the Des Moines Register that her campus needs access to mifepristone, and students would demand the early abortion pill if they knew more about it....

10/15/2001 - CA Governor Passes Womens Rights Legislation
Governor Gray Davis of California signed into law yesterday measures to protect womens reproductive health by increasing clinic safety and accessibility to emergency contraception....

10/10/2001 - FMF Prescribe Choice Campaign in Full Swing
Last month, FMF launched the Prescribe Choice campaign to increase campus availability of emergency contraception (EC) and mifepristone....

9/19/2001 - EC Study Shows Over-the-Counter Availability Is Cost Effective
A new study from the University of Washington, Seattle suggests that making emergency contraceptives (EC) available over-the-counter could save private insurance companies more than $100 and public insurers $50 per person....

9/14/2001 - Californians Can Get Morning-After Pill Over-the-Counter
The California state legislature has approved over-the-counter distribution of emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill....

9/5/2001 - FMF Launches the Prescribe Choice Campaign
Currently, Yale University is the only college health center that offers mifepristone (formerly, RU-486), and many young women are still unable to obtain emergency contraception (EC) on campus....

8/30/2001 - Anti-Abortion Klink Nomination Could be Defeated
President George W....

8/22/2001 - Women's Rights Opponent to Finally Leave Senate
Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), the ultraconservative politician famous for his 30-year assault on womens rights, announced his retirement today, effective at the end of his 2003 term....

8/6/2001 - FMF Inters Host Mifepriston and Emergency Contraception Event
Feminist Majority Foundation interns recently organized a briefing on Emergency Contraception and Mifepristone to kick-off a nationwide campaign to further young womens reproductive choices on college campuses....

6/14/2001 - Feminist Majority Foundation Assists Women on Waves
National Clinic Access Project Offers Security Training and Threat Management WASHINGTON, DC -- Women on Waves arrives today in Dublin, Ireland, where abortion is illegal, to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a specially equipped ship....

6/5/2001 - Teen Voices Provides Info on Emergency Contraception
The current issue of Teen Voices, a quarterly magazine that challenges the mainstream media's image of girls by publishing articles on self-esteem, racism, sexism, feminism, popular culture, health and more, features comprehensive information on emergency contraception....

6/1/2001 - Morning-After Pill Goes Over-the-Counter in Belgium
Belgian Health Minister Magda Alvoet announced yesterday that the morning-after pill will be made available to women in Belgium without a prescription beginning on June 10....

5/25/2001 - Bush Undermines Powell in Refugee Bureau Nomination
In a move that does not resemble compassionate conservative politics, President George W....

5/17/2001 - Right-Wing Packs Education Bill with Conservative Amendments
Right-Wing lawmakers are attempting to pack the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with anti-abortion and anti-gay amendments....

4/13/2001 - CA Offers Emergency Contraception without Prescription
Joining Washington state, California has begun offering emergency contraception (EC) without a prescription....

3/30/2001 - Coalition Pushes for Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception
On February 14th, a coalition of more than 60 medical and reproductive rights groups filed a petition to the U.S....

3/22/2001 - New Choices Poll Online: Who has EC?
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3/22/2001 - Leadership Alliances Come Together for FMF Mid-Atlantic Region Training
On a campus where the Student Health Center does not provide birth control, the MERCER UNIVERSITY Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is making quite an impact with students! Leadership Alliance activists have distributed 500 condoms on campus and in the process have educated their peers about the lack of access to contraception on campus....

3/22/2001 - Leadership Alliances Come Together for FMF Mid-Atlantic Region Training
Earlier this month, dozens of Leadership Alliance activists came together to attend a Mid-Atlantic Regional Training organized hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundations Campus Organizers....

2/14/2001 - Coalition Pushes for Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception
A coalition of more than 60 medical and reproductive rights groups filed a petition this morning to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declaring emergency contraception (also known as the morning-after pill) safe, and urging over-the-counter availability of the drug....

2/12/2001 - Texas Feminists Gathered for Pro-Choice Training
Last month, dozens of pro-choice feminist students in Texas came together for a pro-choice leadership training co-sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Texas Abortion Rights Action League, and Austin Planned Parenthood....

2/5/2001 - NYU Student Health Plan Includes Abortion, Contraception
Responding to student activists and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), New York University announced an expansion of its student health insurance plan to include coverage for reproductive health care for women students....