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Friday, April 5 2013, 05:20 PM CDT
Judge strikes age restrictions for "morning after" pill
The Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraceptives available to girls of all ages within 30 days, a federal judge has ruled, saying the agency's decisions regarding the so-called morning-after pill were "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable."

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Edward Korman came as the result of a lawsuit brought by reproductive-rights advocates, who had sought to remove age and other restrictions on the so-called "morning after" pill.

The Center for Reproductive Rights and other groups have argued that contraceptives are being held to a different and non-scientific standard than other drugs, and that politics has played a role in decision-making. Social conservatives have said the pill is tantamount to abortion.

The morning-after pill currently is available without a prescription only to those 17 and older who can prove their age. Younger teenagers must get a prescription.

You can find the rest of the article on the CBS News website. Judge strikes age restrictions for "morning after" pill

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Giving Field offers organic gardening workshop

BISD announces freeze on spending

Family claims special needs child mistreated at school

Woman steals a BPD patrol car, leads officers on chase and crashes patrol car

Custody hearing canceled in murder case

Woman hit by van in critical condition

Restaurant Report Card: Feb. 21, 2014

Local hospital reaches out to children

Who won Mr. Habitat?

Girls' Haven annual gumbo fundraiser on Saturday

BISD responds to allegations

Lamar students chosen for Clinton Global Initiative

New details about woman who takes police car, crashes during chase

Woman takes BPD patrol car; in custody after chase

Woman transported after motor vehicle-pedestrian accident

Feds seek public's help to identify possible child victims of accused sex offender

Early voting this weekend

Homeless man hurt after thrown from dumpster into garbage truck

Son admits he paid classmate to murder his mother

Funeral for Lumberton sisters killed in collision draws nearly one thousand people

Bats found at Bridge City High School

LIVE: Board approves election map

See quick way to submit application for mail-in ballot by Friday afternoon

Ozen head football coach annouces resignation after one season

What you need to know about early voting

Jefferson County judge candidates rally for votes

Ritter Lumber Company honored with Spindletop Award

Schools test tasty, healthy foods on students

Hundreds attend funeral of Lumberton sisters killed in collision

Help for some Entergy Texas and other utility customers

Gunmen shoot customer during string of robberies in Harris County

Deer Park corner store sells $2 million Powerball ticket

Election identification certificate mobile stations coming next week

$425 million Powerball winning ticket sold in California

Custody hearing over daughter of man murdered outside church

Political feud turns physical

Kerrific Moment: Man takes gamble, cashes in retirement to make vodka in Orange

Local soldier home from Afghanistan

City of Jasper bans panhandling

KFDM investigation into political feud turning physical

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Beaumont

Charlotte Pollard's history celebrated

Man charged with nine sexual assaults of mentally challenged woman

Jasper outlaws begging for money

Former East Texas couple plead guilty to health care fraud

BISD downgraded by investors service due to debt obligations

Moody's news release on BISD

Beaumont Community Players present "A Soldier's Play"

Great American Cancer Shoot-out set for Saturday

Auto theft down in SETX but drivers need to be vigilant

Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident was veteran suffering from PTSD

Four Republican candidates vying for position of Orange County Judge

Crime Stoppers: February 18, 2014

New developments in hotel and water park project at Ford Park

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Business News

US factory output extended solid gains in March

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factories continue to boost production.

Consumer News

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The teams are now set for the start of live shows next week on "The Voice."

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) -- For sale: Wedding dress.

Science/Tech News


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A trade group for wireless providers says the country's biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices to try to deter rampant theft.


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