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Activists to pressure Obama on birth control
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/05/2012 @ 11:38 pm In Health,Politics | No Comments
(Washington Times) Pro-choice activists said Tuesday they are preparing another push to lobby the Obama administration to loosen restrictions on “emergency contraception” for women of any reproductive age.
Some 40 organizations are planning to make their case to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week, Kirsten Moore, president and chief executive of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, said in a media briefing.
“This coalition feels the time is now to read the science and the evidence supporting nonprescription access to emergency contraception,” Ms. Moore said at the briefing organized by RH Reality Check, a site that bills itself as “committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.”
These products “are safe enough and appropriate enough to be on the shelf — right between the condoms and the pregnancy-test kits,” she said.
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