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Frank 'The Fetus' Strikes Again
Seemingly undaunted by his failure to push through legislation in 2005 that sought to protect pharmacists of conscience from having to fill scrips for emergency contraceptives, Rep. Frank Corte, R-San Antonio, gears up his 2007 this-is-where-life-begins agenda
"...pro-life pill counters) from having to fill scrips for emergency contraceptives – or by the larger defeat inherent in..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Morning-After Pill Approved
After years of wrangling and delays, FDA accepts a bid to make Plan B emergency contraceptives available for over-the-counter sales t o women 18 and older
"...24 finally approved a bid to make Plan B emergency contraceptives (the so-called "morning-after pill") available for over-the-counter sales..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Plan B Politics
FDA officials to meet with representatives of Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. about long-stalled plan to sell Barr's emergency contraceptive Plan B sans prescription
"...Inc. to discuss the long-stalled plan to sell Barr's emergency contraceptive, Plan B, without prescription. In a July 31..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Plan B Interference?
Attorney for the women's rights group challenging feds' refusal to allow over-the-counter sale of emergency contraceptives says she has proof that Bush administration meddled in FDA drug-approval process
"...to the feds' refusal to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraceptives continues to unfold in federal court in Brooklyn,..."

May 26, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

GAO Report: FDA Strayed With Morning-After Pill Approval Process
GAO report says rejection of contraceptive may have been made before scientific review
"...rejecting, a bid to make the so-called Plan B emergency contraceptive available over the counter, Food and Drug Administration..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Judge Overturns Abortion Bill Provisions
But junk science is still all the rage in Texas
"...Sen. Dan Patrick -- but also put restrictions on emergency contraceptives and allowed doctors to refuse on religious grounds..."

Aug. 24, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The City, the New Women's Hospital, and UTMB
"...floor. Seton agreed to that arrangement on one condition: Emergency contraceptives would be provided only to victims of sexual..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Hobby Lobby and the Supremes
Company asserts religious freedom from birth control
"...methods – for Hobby Lobby that includes IUDs, and emergency contraceptives; for Conestoga, EC – and liberate them from..."

March 26, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fight for 'Morning After' Pill Access Continues
One year after approval for sale over-the-counter, some pharmacies still don't stock emergency contraception
"...the federal government's decision to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception (the so-called "morning after" pill) to women 18..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Prevention First
Legislation filed on Capitol Hill would expand family-planning funding, require health insurers to include contraceptive coverage, and more
"...contraceptive coverage, and ensure rape victims have access to emergency contraceptives, regardless of their ability to pay. The Prevention..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
House Members not Keen on Bill that would allow pharmacists to interject moral, religious judgement into birth control scrips
"...to fill regular prescriptions for birth control pills or emergency contraceptive pills, which contain elevated doses of the same..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Fighting the Sex War
Christina Page, author of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex, visits Austin
"...seeking abortion, and the just plain odd notion that contraceptives like the pill are nothing more than abortifacients –..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Who Is Mr. Roberts?
Hearings begin for Supreme Court nomination
"...of [women's] reproductive rights" issues – like access to emergency contraceptives or to any form of birth control –..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...goal is to try to confuse folks about what emergency contraceptives are and aren't. This is an ideological definition..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature

On the Lege
Banning birth control; reforming Texas justice
"...to protect pharmacists from having to fill prescriptions for "emergency contraceptives" if they don't want to. Theoretically, Corte is..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Column by Jordan Smith

Protecting the LGBTQ Community When the State Attacks
From the bathroom bill to marriage equality, can Austin fight back?
"...is written, foster parents and providers can deny children emergency contraceptives, abortion services, hormone access, and anything else that..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

No More WHP? WTF?!
Lawmakers likely to kill successful women's health program
"...Indeed, asked Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, does Landtroop believe emergency contraceptives are abortion-related? Yes, he replied. So, does that..."

May 24, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

New Healthy and Planned Families Bills Hit Lege
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Reps. Ruth Jones McClendon and Mike Villareal team up with healthy family and fam planning bills
"...family planning and counseling services except abortion counseling or emergency contraceptives. Villareal has also joined Van de Putte on..."

Feb. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

New Office, Same Battle
"...who object, on “moral” grounds, to filling scrips for emergency contraceptives – the so-called Plan B morning-after pill, an..."

Nov. 15, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...who have been denied reproductive health services – from emergency tubal ligation to termination of pregnancy due to health..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Politics Trumps Science on Birth Control
Office of Women's Health official resigns in protest, comes to Austin to speak out
"...When taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex, the emergency contraceptive Plan B can reduce the risk of pregnancy..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Diana Welch

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent
"...planning care has expanded (newly mandated over-the-counter access to emergency contraception, sold as "Plan B," for example), access to..."

Oct. 11, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent
"...planning care has expanded (newly mandated over-the-counter access to emergency contraception, sold as "Plan B," for example), access to..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...next? Pharmacy services? Smaller clinics? Nurses? That's when the emergency rooms will really start busting at the seams," said..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Feature

A Peek Into the New Lege's Anti-Choice Plan
It can surely be worse
"...proposed restrictions on using telemedicine to let women access emergency contraception, as well as a so-called heartbeat bill –..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...pregnancy and birth than it is to pay for contraceptives and family planning. Unless a woman is pregnant, elderly,..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Medicaid Patients Face a Future Without Planned Parenthood
“I don’t know where I would go”
"...to undergo an "unemphatic" and "unhelpful" examination by an emergency room physician. That made her anxious when she'd see..."

Feb. 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Roe's End?
After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court
"...called a special legislative session (purportedly to tackle lingering "emergency" issues) in part to address the four abortion-restrictive laws..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Planned Parenthood in the WHP: On Again, Off Again
Judge thinks it's unlikely Texas will be able to justify the rule banning PP from the Women's Health Program
"...until the case can be heard – presents an "emergency" worthy of appellate action...."

May 4, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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