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Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages
NY TIMES ^ | 4/5/13 | Pam Belluck

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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To: ClearCase_guy

The question to answer is this — is there anything in the law that authorizes the FDA to determine which drugs are prescription and which aren’t, that give the DHHS secretary the authority to overrule the FDA, and then to define “prescription” based on age?

Are there any other drugs which are prescription for some ages, and non-prescription for other ages?

If not, then is the judge wrong if the law doesn’t allow this type of prescription determination? I mean, maybe we should pass a law allowing it, but I don’t know enough to say the judge is “making” a law, rather than enforcing it.

I do know that this administration regularly makes regulatory rulings that are blatant violations of current law.


51 posted on 04/05/2013 9:22:59 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: theBuckwheat
"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."

The legal protection of the pregnant mother and the conceived child does not require reproductive surveillance ---- no more than the legal protection of air quality requires respiratory surveillance.

One hundred years ago, every state in the U.S. had some level of protective legislation on the books, which restrained abortionists. Most of the enforcement resulted from investigations sparked by damage done to women. A woman in the hospital suffering from lacerated cervix, punctured uterus, sepsis, etc. might well be questioned as a suspected victim of criminal abortion.

Maternal trauma, infection, or mortality caused by procured abortion, occurs in equal or greater numbers now than it did 100 year ago. If every injuiry resulted in investigaion and conviction, we could shut down 100 abortionists a year. By 2020 they'd all be gone.

52 posted on 04/05/2013 9:45:36 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Only if you are using birth control to prevent pregnancy...if you are “making love” while remaining open to life you are fulfilling the purpose for which sexuality was designed. Being open to life doesn’t demean the act if conception fails to occur naturally.

Be fruitful and multiply....


53 posted on 04/05/2013 10:08:16 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; longfellowsmuse
The objectionable homosexual practices are anal penetration and oral ejaculation, exacerbated by multiple sexual partners. This is why you see so many cases of abrasions and contusions, gonorrhea of the anus and throat, as well as other pandemic ailments, in gays. Mixed oral, anal and genital cross-contamination makes you microbiologically zooey.

The same actions are objectionable no matter who performs them. Promiscuity and paraphilias are morally objectionable in both gays and straights.

As to the Bible: your condordance will not supply a list of all the world's known perversions. However: the Bible has a lot to say about sex. All known perversions violate either lovemaking or lifemaking, generally splitting one off from the other. There is not a single instance of marital intercourse in the procreative form in the Bible which is condemned, nor a single case of intercourse not in the procreative form, which is blessed.

We could argue about supernatural revelation--- but let's not. Instead, let's start by et's making reasonable inferences from converging streams of evidence derived from physiological design, social ecology and Natural Law.

54 posted on 04/05/2013 10:17:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: longfellowsmuse
Be fruitful and multiply....

Christ also said it is better to marry then lust after women.

55 posted on 04/05/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thanks Mrs. Don-o


56 posted on 04/05/2013 10:30:20 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Indeed... married sex that is open to life is indeed better than being unmarried and lustful. There is no inconsistency here.


57 posted on 04/05/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: concerned about politics

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.

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Yep — this just explains so many things on so many levels. We’re producing a new non-functional breed of human beings who fail to exhibit love for one another, compassion, morals, or the ability to sustain the species. Satan’s handiwork, for sure — the work of The State.


58 posted on 04/05/2013 11:20:32 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I am interpreting your statement of procreative form to mean without any contraception and oral or sodomite practices.... correct?


59 posted on 04/05/2013 11:20:50 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How does this make any sense whatsoever?


60 posted on 04/05/2013 11:54:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Las Vegas Ron; longfellowsmuse

I take it you’ve never read Song of Songs


61 posted on 04/05/2013 11:58:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I take it you’ve never studied song of songs as it is generally interpreted in an allegorical sense to be descriptive of the relationship between God and the people of Israel.


62 posted on 04/05/2013 12:30:04 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Oh I’ve studied it. Sex is intended to be between a man and his wife. It is not intended to be for procreation only.


63 posted on 04/05/2013 12:32:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

is the judge a pedophile, pervert, or just a liberal?


64 posted on 04/05/2013 12:36:43 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: driftdiver

Sex is for procreation. That is its purpose in human beings. This does not mean that sex within a marriage that is open to procreation is not enjoyable, but when not open to new life sex ( whether within a marriage or not )is a perversion. If conception does not naturally occur that does not demean the act


65 posted on 04/05/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

“Sex is for procreation. That is its purpose in human beings”

Nope, the purpose of human beings is to worship the Lord our God.

That you get that very basic premise incorrect makes me wonder.


66 posted on 04/05/2013 12:39:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: longfellowsmuse; driftdiver
but when not open to new life sex ( whether within a marriage or not )is a perversion.

So an older couple who have been married for years, she is past her change in life make love, that is a perversion in your view?

Where is that written in the Bible?

67 posted on 04/05/2013 12:53:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Certainly not a perversion..... Even though biologically not able they are open to new life because they are naturally unable to conceive


68 posted on 04/05/2013 1:20:33 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

For the third time, where is that written in the Bible?


69 posted on 04/05/2013 1:24:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
So an older couple who have been married for years, she is past her change in life make love, that is a perversion in your view?

You assume she still wants sex. Most women start closing down shop in their thirties.

70 posted on 04/05/2013 1:41:41 PM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"Christ also said it is better to marry then lust after women."

Not to be nit-picky, but I think that was Paul. :o)

71 posted on 04/05/2013 1:59:07 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Right - the “marital act” which defines the marital state and consummates marriage, is the one that brings the sexual organs of male and female together. Other kinds of fun in bed (if it’s not pressured/coerced, dangerous or disgusting) are OK as long as they are foreplay or afterplay, but don’t replace normal marital intercourse. (Gay writer Richard Rodriguez notes, mockingly, “They say gay sex is a no-no because gays don’t have a kosher place to stick it.” Actually, he’s right about that.)

And “marital” also means, not intentionally impaired as to its natural procreative potential.


72 posted on 04/05/2013 2:05:17 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: driftdiver

Which of the three, addresssed, are you directing this comment to. I not only read the Song of Songs, I set it to music!


73 posted on 04/05/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: liberalh8ter
Life saving drugs require a prescription; life ending drugs don’t. The DemonRat message is loud and clear.

It was the Obama administration that refused to allow this drug to be sold over the counter. The judge who reversed that decision was a Reagan appointee.

74 posted on 04/05/2013 4:19:49 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: SoFloFreeper

so, it is now up to congress to legislate the perameters


75 posted on 04/05/2013 4:21:30 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoldierDad

Korman, Edward Robert
Born 1942 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 2, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 1985, and received commission on November 4, 1985. Served as chief judge, 2000-2007. Assumed senior status on October 25, 2007.

Education:
Brooklyn College, B.A., 1963
Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1966
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1971

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Kenneth Keating, New York State Court of Appeals, 1966-1968
Private practice, New York City, 1968-1970, 1982-1984
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1970-1972, 1974-1978; chief assistant U.S. attorney, 1974-1978
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1972-1974
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1978-1982
Commissioner, New York Temporary Commission of Investigation, 1983-1985
Professor, Brooklyn Law School, 1984-1985


76 posted on 04/05/2013 4:22:59 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: ncpatriot
I wonder if the judge is a physician?

I seriously doubt the judge has any medical or scientific background at all. As a medical researcher, I have serious qualms about making a strong endocrine disruptor available OTC. It may not have adverse health effects if taken once, but many women will take them several times a month. I can see some huge health issues with that--blood clotting disorders, organ damage, cancer, to name a few.

If a large number of the public are terrified of the minuscule, non-biologically relevant, quantity of the endocrine disruptor BPA that might leech into water from bottles, then the prospect of consuming large quantities of endocrine disruptors frequently should have the public absolutely petrified.

77 posted on 04/05/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So... did the judge also agree to release drug companies from liability for any and all damages that may result from taking a large quantity of an endocrine disruptor several times a month?

It is almost certain that this Plan B will be used as a primary method of birth control, by women naively thinking that it’s perfectly safe because it’s available OTC. But there is no reason to think that a strong endocrine disruptor is safe to take multiple times or on a frequent basis. The FDA didn’t seem to think that it’s safe to use that way, or they would have approved it for that use.

Will women and/or their families be able to sue the judge for their health problems (and even deaths) resulting from taking Plan B several times a month?


78 posted on 04/05/2013 6:08:37 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Obama only stopped the FDA's relaxed age limit because he was up for reelection. Remember, Obama doesn't want his own daughters punished with a baby so it's a sure bet he couldn't care less about yours. This was about assuring Religious Dems turned out for the vote. As for the judge, he's pure Brooklyn; educated there and served there. He's a liberal.
79 posted on 04/05/2013 7:12:58 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is actually what my tag line for-tells. The right judges was just what the dems wanted out of the election.. not obama... they wanted control of the courts.

Our 4 million non voters actually were voters.. they, with the women voted obama (and control of the judiciary) into office.

We are DOOMED and all the NON VOTERS helped. Thanks guys.

Next time just go ahead and put a dem party bumper sticker on your car... be true to your masters.
80 posted on 04/05/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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