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Statement on FDA Postponement of OTC Birth Control Meeting

Advocates for Youth and the Free the Pill Youth Council are outraged by the FDA’s decision to delay the meeting of its advisory committee to discuss approving an over-the-counter birth control pill. 

“It’s hard to understand why the FDA would make this decision when birth control is such an urgent health care need,” said Debra Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth.  “It’s so frustrating for the young people working hard to ensure everyone has access to contraception when they need it and without barriers.”

Advocates Stands with Young People in Iran

In light of the recent murder of 22-year old Jîna (Mahsa) Amini and countless demonstrators by law enforcement, Advocates for Youth stands in solidarity with the young people of Iran who have been leading a movement for liberation for decades across the country.

Migrant Busing Must Stop

The busing of migrants,including children and young people, across the country by Govs. Greg Abott (Texas), Doug Doucy (Arizona), and Ron DeSantis (Florida), as a political stunt, must stop. Using human beings as political props, belittling and ignoring the experiences and needs of these migrants, and treating migrants as something to be disposed of: these are reprehensible acts.

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