Reproductive Rights on Trial

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  • women's rights, reproductive rights, Plan B
  • contraception
  • contraception
  • Roe v. Wade, abortion
  • abortion rights
  • Bellotti v. Baird, abortion
  • Rust v. Sullivan, abortion
  • abortion clinic
  • Ferguson v. City of Charleston, prenatal care
  • Gonzales v. Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., abortion

The Fight for Women's Rights

On April 5, a federal judge in New York ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow a person of any age to purchase the so-called "morning after pill" without a prescription. The move overturns a 2011 decision requiring a prescription for Plan B One-Step contraception for women under age 17. While the future impact of this ruling remains to be seen, there are a number of landmark reproductive rights cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that have shaped the current state of women's health in the United States. Britt Middleton

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