Princeton Picking Up Costs of Birth Control Price Spike for Students
Starting last Saturday, Princeton University now subsidizes oral contraceptive for its students in the face of the growing birth control pricing crisis. The university subsidy program allows students to purchase generic oral contraception for $6 a month, reports the Associated Press.
Birth control prices have skyrocketed, some up to $50/month, as a consequence of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. It included a little-noticed provision that prohibited the decades-old practice of pharmaceutical companies selling contraceptives to both college clinics and clinics serving low-income women at deeply discounted rates.
Corrective bills have been introduced in both the House and the Senate. The Feminist Majority Foundation Choices Campus Leadership program is mobilizing students across the country to restore affordable birth control as part of their Birth Control Access Campaign.
7/30/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi's Last Clinic - Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Had the court not upheld the lower federal's court's injunction, HB 1390 would have shuttered Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the state's only comprehensive reproductive health center. . . .