Kathleen Sebelius Pressed On Plan B Decision By 14 Democratic Senators

by Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post Fourteen Democratic senators, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sent the Obama administration a letter  on Tuesday asking for the scientific basis behind its decision to limit access to emergency contraception. Last week, Health and Human Services… Continue Reading

Obama’s Woman Problem

This past week HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius disagreed with the FDA’s decision – as did President Obama –  to approve over-the-counter emergency contraception (Plan B) for girls under 17. “The president shamefully uses his daughters to justify limiting the healthcare… Continue Reading

UPDATE – Director Sebelius Says No to Plan B

Once again, young women and their ability to prevent unwanted pregnancies are being used as political footballs. In a statement acknowledging HHS’s rejection, FDA administrator Margaret Hamburg argued that “there is … science-based evidence that Plan B One-Step is safe… Continue Reading

FDA could put Plan B on drugstore shelves

The Washington Post‘s Rob Stein reports that the Food and Drug Administration is deciding whether to make Plan B emergency contraception (commonly referred to as the morning-after pill) available on drugstore shelves without a prescription. Currently, Plan B is available without… Continue Reading