Monday, February 13, 2012
Center for Reproductive Rights - press release: Center for Reproductive Rights Reopens Lawsuit Against FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception:
Center requests addition of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as defendant, seeks immediate and unrestricted
02.08.12 - (PRESS RELEASE) Seeking immediate relief that would allow emergency contraception over-the-counter access for women of all ages, today the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a federal court to reopen the Center’s 2005 lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for imposing unnecessary age restrictions on the drugs, also known as the “morning-after pill.”
The Center also requested the addition of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a defendant in the reopened case for her role in recently overruling the FDA’s decision to approve Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter status in December 2011. . . .