October 1st, 2019
Jenny Brown is a feminist organizer with the National Women’s Liberation and the author of a number of titles, including most recently, “Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.”
Brown was also involved in the campaign to make Plan B, the morning after pill, available over the counter in the US. In 1999, the FDA cleared Plan B as safe and effective, but only made it available for prescription use. In 2001, reproductive health professionals petitioned the FDA to make it availabe over the counter, whcih the FDA eventually denied in 2006. Brown and other activists with the National Women’s Liberation organized against the FDA, and Brown was one of the women arrested for blocking access to the FDA headquarters during a sit in in 2005. She was also one of the plaintiffs in the federal ruling in 2013 that required the FDA to make Plan B available over the counter without a prescription or age restrictions.