Press Releases

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 for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.S. to Keep It's Promise to Protect Reproductive Rights

Geneva - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the United States to uphold the legal pledge it made under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), an international human rights treaty established in 1966 by members of the United Nations…

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…

Supreme Court Declines to Review Controversial Louisiana "Choose Life" License Plates Case

Statement from Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights…

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…