Skip to comments.Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages
Posted on 04/05/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under.
The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes after a decade-long fight over who should have access to the pill and under what circumstances, and it counteracts an unprecedented move by the Obama administration's Health and Human Services secretary who in 2011 overruled a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration to make the pill available for all ages without a prescription.
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Maybe the government shold provide these FREE to all Democrats.
In one generation, America’s problems will be solved!!
The child molesters and the prostitution industry will be dancing in the streets.
They have all the power in the universe. They make the laws. They direct the legislature. They control the executive branch. If the judge orders the US government to jump, the government must say, "How high, Sir?"
This will probably make it much easier for girls to protect their “older” (adult predator) boyfriends. The girls won’t get pregnant, they won’t have to go to planned parenthood, they won’t have to face angry parents because of a pregnancy, and best of all for the older boyfriend, the police don’t get involved.
Post of the day.
Just saw this on Miami tv news....liberal media is SO HAPPY that 12 year old girls won’t need to see a doctor before aborting a child.
Say judge, we are reading that cancer patients are being turned away from clinics because of budget cuts. Will you now order the F.D.A. to provide the clinics with the cancer drugs?
What makes you think the government isn’t already doing this. Take the pill, flush it away, it enters the water cycle. Feminizes the fish. Goes all the way up into the sky then falls all the way back down onto me. Contraceptives in the rain.
Next thing it will be a new breakfast drink additive!!!!
Life saving drugs require a prescription; life ending drugs don’t. The DemonRat message is loud and clear.
This is a godsend to pimps. They can force their teenaged prostitutes to take the drug on a regular basis. Then when the girl bleeds out, the pimp can just deposit her body in a local dumpster, and go get another teenage girl to turn out.
you mean I can’t even get strong Tylenol without a prescription ... but these idiots want to make an ABORTION PILL ... OVER THE COUNTER!?!?!
what could go wrong?
I predict MANY deaths from this decision, and I am talking about the mothers.
I brought that up in a way, in post #9. Life saving drugs are being denied to cancer patients. Why doesn’t the judge just order the F.D.A. to provide life saving drugs to cancer clinics? Oh wait. It’s because the drugs might SAVE LIVES! It doesn’t END them. Sorry, my bad.
I'm surprised that PP hasn't come out with guns blazing against this 'morning after' pill. It cuts into their profits something fierce.
Libertarians have often asked, who owns your body. Government wants to control what you eat and what medicine you can take. Indeed, many people are in jail at this very moment for “possession of a controlled substance”. Government SWAT teams descend upon farmers selling raw milk to willing customers in private transactions, not to mention raiding health food stores for selling vitamin pills it thinks should not be sold.
I can make up my own mind, thank you.
It is a shame that these issues comes to light due to demand for an abortifactant, a medicine that causes a fertilized egg to be be flushed out of a woman’s body instead of being able to finish gestation at term. If life begins at conception, the “Plan B” bill destroys a life.
Having said that, the issue returns to the fact that one human cannot own the life of another. This was how the Supreme Court decision Scott v Sanford insulted reason and human rights. In this decision, the Court ruled that Negro slaves were the property of their owners. The effect of Roe v Wade was that the unborn child was not a human with its own right to life, but instead was the property of its mother.
I reject the government’s claim to have power to regulate what I put in my body. My power over my body is a right that I reserve as unalienable and protected by the Tenth Amendment. My body is not a factor in “interstate commerce”. If there is any value to Roe v Wade that was to elaborate the unalienable right to privacy which I also claim as it pertains to what I put in my body, that is: it is my private business alone.
When a woman conceives a child, no matter what the circumstance, she has a fiduciary responsibility for the life and welfare of that separate human life until it can sustain itself. That is why conception is such a serious matter and must be protected by society.
Just because nobody else may know of the conception does not make the new life any less human and any less endowed by the Creator with the right to life. But if she kills that new life, she will have to answer to God, and not human law. We would not want to live in a society where women’s menstrual cycles are tracked (like in China at one time), in order to police unauthorized conceptions or to track the disposition of a pregnancy.
Yesterday I had to wait 20 minutes at a pharmacy while they did a back round check on me to buy my daughter “Sudafed”. Said we could “make crack” out of it or something.
Now, my 14 year old can buy this without me. Unreal.
No, they’ve been trying for a long time to get abortion out of the clinics and into the pharmacy.
PP is not really about money. You don’t really grasp what animates them: hatred, hatred for life.
Their real purpose is libertine sex and they support anything that makes that more libertine. They don’t even care about the profits from surgical abortions (especially since they have the Gubmint gravy train behind them).
What they care about is making abortion easy and accessible. Put it into the pharmacy, remove the free-standing clinics as targets for pro-life protesters. It ends up with the same amount of abortions, if not more, but it removes the visible target.
They are driven by death not by money.
No, of course he isn't.
The only impact this will have on him (in this life) is that it will make him a darling to the leftist cult of death.
Of course, it will have an entirely different impact in eternity.
They might still get some business. If it’s available OTC, then it’s something that has to be paid for with cash. If the girl can’t pay for it, then she still might turn to PP. But if an older predator is wanting to terminate a possible pregnancy to avoid all the grief it will cause, I can’t believe he would be so stupid that he wouldn’t give her the money for the pills. Predator boyfriends operate in the shadows and they want the sexual relationship to STAY THERE.
I went to Walgreens to buy a box of syringes to administer insulin to my basset, who has diabetes. They wouldn’t sell them to me. Even asking them to call my vet did no good. And they wouldn’t tell me why.
But this Plan ‘Bortion pill will be treated like free mints in the bowl at a chinese buffet?
I wonder what the judge would say if he were standing in line at the pharmacy and a 9 year old girl bought a morning after pill. Would it occur to him that perhaps CPS might be interested, or perhaps the police should be summoned?
I wonder if the judge is a physician?
He'd probably be proud he played a role in making this death pill available to her.
It is unlikely that the judge is a physician. Sadly however there are many physicians who would agree to this ( ask me how I know)
The left believes that sex should be consequence free, it is a lie that they sell with big profit margins. Human sexual intercourse was designed by God to produce children. Anything else is a perversion that has multiple serious consequences that cannot be wished away even by judicial fiat.
Gee,,are we now one step closer to our children being forced to take these, since they are going to be so readily available? Isn’t Planned Parenthood going to be ticked off? This may greatly decrease their business.
Planned Parenthood, Baby Butcher of the Country, will be upset at losing its main revenue stream if teenagers can just swallow a pill to kill their babies.
But God forbid they bring an aspirin to school for a headache.
I experience that Sudafed ban a lot...as it is the only thing that works on my allergies that does not knock me out...a real problem if you work late nights
Unfortunately GW Bush admin was the one who pushed the Sudafed ban....now the rednecks cooking meth get their Sudafed from Communist China... until the Mexican Drug Cartels take them out of business.
The morning after pill needs to be prescrition only as it is a major health risk in immature hands. Sudafed bans only help Mexican Drug Cartels
This man needs to be placed under investigation for the possibility of having sex with underage girls.
maybe something like that is happening because have you seen many student aged guys today.
Boy they’re like little girls, probably never had a fight in their life , never got dirty and act like little sissies and think the world is all about them
......To protect the child molesters.
I wondered how the left was going to get away with "normalizing" pedophilia. Now I know.
The Judge should have the courage of his convictions and direct the F.D.A. to order all prescription drugs be made available OTC.
This judge thinks he’s a king who thinks he’s God.
you can't buy alcohol at any age but you can buy a devastating drug..???
a Reagan appointee no less
“Life saving drugs require a prescription; life ending drugs dont.”
That sure puts things in perspective.
Yep. I said that long ago as did many of you.
I can only conclude the public schools are doing a great job of brainwashing our youth as at the rate liberals want to abort, they should be almost extinct.
The public schools are just creating more of them.
So, making love to your wife is a perversion?
Can you point to the part of the Bible where that is written?
On the bright side, at least the boys will have some say in the reproduction debate. He can just keep sneaking her these pills just in case.
Girls won't need birth control pills anymore. They can just take one pill, dump the kid, and go back to playing.
You don't war with nature and expect to win. These girls are going to take so many of these pills, something is going to go very wrong.
Eggs have been removed from under chickens for so long, most American breeds of chickens no longer know how to hatch their eggs. It's been bred out of them. If it weren't for machines hatching eggs, these chickens would be extinct today. They can no longer propagate on their own.
So many mothers have their babies and drop them off at day care centers, mothers no longer know how to be mothers. The unconditional love a mother should have for her infant has been bred out of them. Today, the "village" raises the child, and it's not turning out well at all.
Kids think sex is love. They don't know the difference, because they've never experienced love. "Mommy" was too busy at work to teach them.
Wow. It sure does.
I wish it didn’t exist. But since it exists and is legal, I actually prefer it this way, because now doctors are not involved in the process.
On the other hand, it is sad, tragic even that a kid can buy a pill that will at least remove part of her living tissue from her body forcibly and unnaturally, and in reality will kill a child, but CANNOT buy an anti-histamine because someone is afraid that child is too immature to know not to abuse the drug, or worse to make it into meth.
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