Contraception

Judge Permits Center For Reproductive Rights To Subpoena White House Documents In Lawsuit Against The FDA Over "Morning After Pill"

U.S. Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky ruled that the Center for Reproductive Rights can subpoena White House documents as part of its lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for its failure to make Plan B available without a prescription for women of all ages…

Lawsuit By Center for Reproductive Rights Exposes High-Level FDA Cover-Up

New York, NY- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to make Plan B available without a prescription, but only for women 18 and older and only behind the pharmacy counter…

Depositions Indicate Bush Administration Exerted Political Influence on FDA During Plan B Review Process

Depositions released today by the Center for Reproductive Rights in its lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicate that the Bush Administration sought to unduly influence the agency during the Plan B application review process. One senior FDA scientist, Dr…

Center for Reproductive Rights Questions Timing of FDA Plan B Announcement

The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement from Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in response to today's FDA announcement regarding Plan B:…

Center Sends Bush Letter, Urging President To Put Position On Contraception To The Test

The Center for Reproductive Rights today urged the Bush administration to reconcile its recently stated position on contraception with the five-year long refusal by the Food and Drug…

Tummino v. von Eschenbach: Center's Letter to President Bush Urging Support for Emergency Contraception

 

The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500…

Former Head Of FDA To Be Desposed On Tuesday In "Morning-After Pill" Case As Agency Rejects Five-Year-Old Citizen’s Petition

New York, NY—On Tuesday, June 13, 2006, attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights will question former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Mark B…

Woodcock and Galson Depositions Released

New York, NY— Since January 2005, former Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Lester Crawford repeatedly yanked decision-making powers on Plan B from all other high-level officials, according to testimony given by the FDA's Deputy Commissioner, Dr…

Emergency Contraception (EC): A Safe and Effective Way to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

It is estimated that over three million American women have unplanned pregnancies each year, and over half of these end in abortion…

State of Wisconsin Seeks to Join Center's Lawsuit Against the FDA Over the "Morning-After Pill"

New York, NY-Today, the state of Wisconsin filed legal documents with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York seeking to join the Center for Reproductive Rights' lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over the emergency contraceptive Plan B…

Our Work in Focus

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…