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Abortion Advocates Still Want Age Restrictions Off Morning After Pill
Life News ^ | 8/13/07 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 08/13/2007 3:58:15 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates haven't given up their quest to remove the age restrictions the Food and Drug Administration placed on the morning after pill. Because the maker of the Plan B drug couldn't prove the pill is safe for teenagers, the FDA ruled that no one over the age of 18 can get it without a prescription.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York-based pro-abortion law firm, filed a lawsuit against the FDA last October in an attempt to force the agency to extend the sales to younger teenagers.

CRR, representing several pro-abortion women, filed a complaint against the federal agency in a federal court in Brooklyn.

"We have an alarmingly high rate of teenage pregnancies in this country — 750,000 each year, and that population also needs access to emergency contraception," Nancy Northup, the center's president, told CBS News.

"Emergency contraception is contraception," said Northup. "It prevents pregnancy. And there's no reason for pharmacists not to be providing contraceptives."

However, studies have shown that the morning after pill is much less effective than its backers claim.

Dr. Rafael T. Mikolajczyk of the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld in Germany and Dr. Joseph B. Stanford, who teaches public health at the University of Utah, wrote a May paper showing that the Plan B drug can cause an abortion in limited circumstances.

Combining data from multiple studies, they also found the Plan B pill was only 8%-49% effective depending on the amount of delay in using it after intercourse.

When used immediately, it was 49 percent effective in preventing conception but that dropped to 8 percent if the user of the drug waits until 72 hours after intercourse.

Abortion advocates have long claimed that the Plan B drug would reduce the number of abortions even though studies and actual data following its usage contradict those claims.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; fda; morningafterpill; prolife
Abortion advocates have long claimed that the Plan B drug would reduce the number of abortions even though studies and actual data following its usage contradict those claims.

The pro-abortion crowd NEVER had any intention of reducing the number of abortions.

1 posted on 08/13/2007 3:58:18 PM PDT by wagglebee
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As a surviving member of the "Just Say Yes" generation (through no intelligence of my own!), I can testify that "contraception" as first manifested in "The Pill" has done nothing but tell kids that sex is OK.

That has surely opened Pandora's Box and the abortion industry is a direct result of that horrible bit of mis-judgment on our society's part.

It is said that once that box has been opened, there's no putting all that stuff back in. Guess we're in for a really rough time.

Hope the (expletive deleted) lawyers lose the case!

2 posted on 08/13/2007 4:17:58 PM PDT by MountainPete (democrats are Liars . . . the Truth ain't in 'em!)
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It is said that once that box has been opened, there's no putting all that stuff back in. Guess we're in for a really rough time.

50 MILLION infants have been slaughtered since 1973, I'd say we're already there.

3 posted on 08/13/2007 4:19:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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"50 MILLION infants have been slaughtered since 1973, I'd say we're already there."

You'll get no argument from me! I do fear the wages for that sin that we will undoubtedly pay (are paying: hillary clinton as a possible POTUS!).

4 posted on 08/13/2007 4:28:45 PM PDT by MountainPete (democrats are Liars . . . the Truth ain't in 'em!)
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It’s going to hit us in ways that most of us haven’t even considered yet.

FDR’s and LBJ’s giant Ponzi schemes of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid were based on the assumption of consistent and predictable population growth. The huge influx during the Baby Boom was going to put a strain on these programs, but they were still feasible. Then in 1973, the Court effectively eliminated 50 million taxpayers. This is one of the unspoken reasons that so many on both sides of the aisle are willing to turn a blind eye to illegal aliens and their desire to legalize them. These politicians understand that we NEED to increase payroll taxpayers (as opposed to simply income taxpayers) because the first Baby Boomers will start retiring in a few years.


5 posted on 08/13/2007 4:36:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Why said politicians would believe that a non-English speaking peoples from an entirely different culture will bolster up the crumbling Republic is totally beyond my ability to comprehend.


6 posted on 08/13/2007 4:54:17 PM PDT by MountainPete (democrats are Liars . . . the Truth ain't in 'em!)
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The fact that the slaughter of a generation doesn’t phase them indicates that their thinking is outside the bounds of moral comprehension.


7 posted on 08/13/2007 4:57:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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I agree. Here in Texas, whites are officially a minority. As I tried to explain to a liberal coworker, “Why do you think an illegal protesting for rights today is going to pay your Social Security taxes later?”
Then again, if they’re the majority in two decades, maybe they’d vote to solve the Social Security insolvancy crisis a la “Children of Men”.


8 posted on 08/13/2007 5:02:02 PM PDT by tbw2 (Science fiction with real science - "Humanity's Edge" by Tamara Wilhite)
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