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  • MSNBC: IL Gov Race ‘Real Blow to President Obama’

    11/05/2014 7:28:20 AM PST · by bigbob · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11-4-14 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s political panel on Election Night was shocked by the Republican Party’s victory in the Illinois Governor race on Tuesday, with Andrea Mitchell declaring it “a real blow” to the president. Chris Matthews described GOP candidate Bruce Rauner’s victory as “unbelievable” and “amazing.” And host Andrea Mitchell added “it's also a real blow to president obama. There’s no way you can’t call it a blow to the president. Because he campaigned for him [Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn]. That was one race that the president really did want to win.” Al Sharpton added that Republicans did a better job turning out...
  • NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn mulls abortion pill for 11-year-olds

    08/21/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    washington times ^ | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who is speaker of the City Council, said one of her political platforms is perhaps opening the door for middle school girls to receive morning-after contraception, known in some circles as the abortion pill. Yes, doing so “can make some people uncomfortable,” she said, as the New York Post reported. But, she added, “this is a really important option we need to make accessible.” That means some girls as young as age 11 could have access to the pill. Ms. Quinn, who faces off against former Rep. Anthony Weiner in the Democratic mayoral primary — made...
  • Obama OK with morning-after pill sales at age 15

    05/02/2013 5:44:29 PM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 25 replies
    xfinity comcast ^ | JULIE PACE
    EXICO CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a prescription to 15 — younger than the current limit of 17. The FDA decided that the pill could be sold on drugstore shelves near condoms, instead of locked behind pharmacy counters. Obama, speaking at a news conference while in Mexico, said the FDA's decision was based on...
  • Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

    04/05/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 4/5/13 | Pam Belluck
    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.
  • Left 'speechless' as Sebelius overrules FDA on access to morning-after pill (2012 politics)

    12/08/2011 3:38:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/11 | Sam Baker
    Left 'speechless' as Sebelius overrules FDA on access to morning-after pillBy Sam Baker - 12/07/11 06:28 PM ET In a decision steeped in 2012 politics, President Obama’s top health official on Wednesday overruled government scientists to block wider access to the so-called “morning-after pill.” The decision to leave in place a requirement that women younger than 17 get a prescription for the drug was a huge surprise to liberal groups and advocates for the Plan B contraceptive, some of whom said they were left “speechless” by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s involvement. It came a day after Sebelius...
  • (WA) Plan B ruling overturned at 9th Circuit Court (must dispense)

    07/09/2009 4:24:22 PM PDT · by llevrok · 11 replies · 554+ views
    A federal judge overreached when he sided with religious-freedom arguments to block Washington state’s rules mandating the sale of “morning-after” birth control, appeals judges said Wednesday. The unanimous ruling, from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sends the politically thorny case back to U.S. District Court for further review. The case revolves around the drug Plan B, a contraceptive that can greatly reduce the chances of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Some pharmacists and drugstore owners, however, say they can’t sell the pills in good conscience because they consider Plan B’s...
  • No Child Left Behind

    06/08/2009 9:19:57 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 216+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 8, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    No Child Left Behind by: Malcolm A. Kline, June 08, 2009 United States Rep. Doug Lanborn, R-Colo., has introduced a bill to deny federal funding to public schools which distribute the “morning after” abortion pill. Right now, schools can give the abortifacient to minors without parental consent....
  • BREAKING: Judge halts state's morning-after pill rules (drug stores CAN opt out)

    11/08/2007 5:33:25 PM PST · by llevrok · 182 replies · 358+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 8th, 2007 01:07 PM A federal judge has suspended Washington’s requirement that pharmacists sell “morning-after” birth control pills. The injunction says pharmacists can refuse to sell the morning-after pill, referring a customer instead to a nearby source. It’s part of a lawsuit by two pharmacists and a drugstore owner, who claim in a lawsuit that the state’s birth-control sales rules violated their civil rights. The morning-after pill, sold as “Plan B,” can dramatically lower the risk of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Some critics consider the pill tantamount to abortion, although it...
  • American Life League Urges Connecticut Bishops to Rethink Plan B at Catholic Hospitals

    10/07/2007 7:37:50 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 147+ views ^ | October 5, 2007
    American Life League Urges Connecticut Bishops to Rethink Plan B at Catholic Hospitals WASHINGTON, October 5, 2007 ( - "The actions of the Connecticut Catholic Conference are an outrage and a crime," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League (ALL) reacting to the news that the Connecticut Bishops have given permission for the use of the so-called "emergency contraceptive" Plan B for rape victims at Catholic hospitals. "It's bad enough to allow so-called emergency contraception in Catholic hospitals, but to claim that the Church has never officially ruled on such matters is completely untrue," added Brown. The Connecticut Catholic...
  • Human Life International President: "Plan A: Keep 'Plan B' Out of Catholic Hospitals"

    10/05/2007 2:51:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 306+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/5/07 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Commentary by Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President, Human Life International On September 28th the Connecticut bishops issued an unfortunate statement allowing the Plan B abortion-causing drug to be used in cases of rape in Catholic hospitals. I have written respectfully and urgently to the Connecticut Catholic Conference (CCC) and to each bishop individually to ask them to withdraw this potentially precedent-setting statement, and I pray that they do so. I am extremely concerned that this statement will begin to have a domino effect on other Catholic hospitals and healthcare institutions, and I write to you today to ask your...
  • U.S. Catholic Health Association Giving Flawed Advice on Morning After Pill to Catholic Hospitals

    10/07/2007 6:30:45 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | October 4, 2007
    U.S. Catholic Health Association Giving Flawed Advice on Morning After Pill to Catholic Hospitals Commentary republished with permission by Matt Bowman of Alliance Defense FundExcerpted from WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2007 ( - The Connecticut Catholic hospitals' spokesman Barry Feldman, in statements discussing the new policy allowing emergency contraception for rape victims even though embryos might not implant as a result, listed the Catholic Health Association as support for the new policy. The position of the Catholic Health Association on "emergency contraception" is well known and seriously flawed.  It basically presents "emergency contraception" as permissible even after a positive ovulation...
  • Point Man for Connecticut Bishops on Plan B 'Emergency Contraception' Totally Confused on Issue

    10/06/2007 10:18:25 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 192+ views ^ | October 2, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Point Man for Connecticut Bishops on Plan B 'Emergency Contraception' Totally Confused on Issue By John-Henry Westen HARTFORD, October 2, 2007 ( - Barry Feldman is general counsel for St. Francis Hospital the lead spokesman for the Connecticut Catholic Bishops conference regarding their newly announced permission to administer the morning after pill Plan B to rape victims in Catholic hospitals in the state. In seeking comment on the decision spoke with the pro-life office of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) but was directed to the executive director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference (CCC). Deacon David Reynold, acting...
  • Connecticut Bishops Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals for Rape - Catholic Medical Association ...

    09/30/2007 8:11:23 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 96+ views ^ | September 28, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Connecticut Bishops Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals for Rape - Catholic Medical Association Opposed Vatican stated in 2000 "the absolute unlawfulness of abortifacient procedures also applies to distributing, prescribing and taking the morning-after pill" By John-Henry Westen HARTFORD, September 28, 2007 ( - A statement issued by the Connecticut Catholic Bishops yesterday, which is posted on the Catholic Conference's web page, notes that the Bishops have approved the administration of the morning after pill Plan B for rape victims at the four Catholic hospitals in the state.  While the Bishops claim to be in accord with Church teaching on...
  • International Planned Parenthood Releases Abortion Report for Latin America

    09/01/2007 8:11:55 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 281+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven EditorAugust 31, 2007New York, NY ( -- The International Planned Parenthood Federation, one of the largest abortion businesses in the world, has released its annul report about abortions in the Western Hemisphere. The report claims that millions of illegal abortions are done annually in these Latin American and Caribbean nations that prohibit abortion.The report begins with a very telling revealing of the strategy IPPF seeks to employ in the region in over to overturn the pro-life cultural values reflected in the abortion laws there."Since political conditions will not change dramatically in the region in the short-term, we...
  • Plan B Use Surges, And So Does Controversy

    07/13/2007 1:20:21 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2007 | Rob Stein
    The popularity of the morning-after pill Plan B has surged in the year since the federal government approved the sale of the controversial emergency contraceptive without a prescription. Plan B sales have doubled since the Food and Drug Administration authorized the switch for women 18 and older last August, rising from about $40 million a year to what will probably be close to $80 million for 2007, according to Barr Pharmaceuticals, which makes Plan B. The sharp rise was hailed by women's health and family-planning advocates, who say it illustrates the value of easing access to birth control to help...
  • Bush Gives Support for Emergency Contraceptive Without Prescription

    08/22/2006 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 65 replies · 1,386+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/22/2006 | Bill Sammon
    Bush gives support for emergency contraceptive without prescriptionBill Sammon, The Examiner Aug 22, 2006 5:00 AM (10 hrs ago)WASHINGTON - On Monday, President Bush endorsed over-the-counter sales of a morning-after pill that those against abortion say can cause early-term abortions, although he said prescriptions should be required for minors. The president’s remarks, which came in response to questions by The Examiner, infuriated anti-abortion groups who said underage girls will merely obtain the pill, known as Plan B, from boyfriends and others who are 18 or older. Pro-abortion groups cheered the president’s remarks, saying he was abandoning years of opposition to...
  • Plan B: Medical Dictionaries Prove Plan B Advocates Wrong

    08/05/2006 1:09:41 PM PDT · by fightnight · 38 replies · 640+ views
    Around the nation, news reports concerning Plan B feature claims from abortion advocates that the "medically accepted definition" of pregnancy begins with implantation of a fertilized egg (which is what they claim conception means). These claims are made with an air of certainty and credibility by these advocates, and are often presented as uncontested facts in the news stories. (See QUOTES OF INTEREST below.) Plan B advocates go so far as to claim that the “anti-choice” movement is trying to change the "long standing" definitions of pregnancy and conception in an attempt to ban birth control and emergency contraception. Often...
  • FDA may loosen 'morning-after pill' sales

    07/31/2006 11:39:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 90 replies · 1,351+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/31/2006 | Lisa Richwine
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Non-prescription sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive could be approved for women 18 and older within weeks, U.S. health officials said on Monday in a surprise announcement after years of delays. Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Plan B pills would be kept behind pharmacy counters and women would need to ask for them, a Food and Drug Administration official said. Anyone younger than 18 still would need a prescription.
  • Store Owners Refuse to Stock Plan B Abortafacient for “Moral” Reasons, Activists Threaten Boycott

    06/23/2006 1:43:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies · 1,387+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | June 23, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    OLYMPIA, Washington, June 23, 2006 ( – The owners of a popular grocery store have refused to stock abortifacient Plan B medication, triggering threats of a month-long boycott by women’s rights activists.Kevin Stormans, co-owner of Ralph’s Thriftway, said the store pharmacy would not carry Plan B medication because of moral concerns over the drug, the Olympian reported on Wednesday.“I don’t want to get into a detailed debate. I just think people have to choose when they believe life begins,” Mr. Stormans told the Olympian. “There are questions about this drug on that issue.”Widely touted as an “emergency contraceptive” by advocates, in...
  • Pharmacists Sue Over Birth Control Policy

    01/28/2006 7:47:23 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies · 429+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/06 | unknown
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Four pharmacists who refused to sign a pledge promising to dispense the morning-after birth-control pill sued Walgreen drug stores Friday, alleging they were illegally fired. The lawsuits accuse Walgreen Co. of violating the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act. The pharmacists were being represented by the American Center for Law and Justice, a public-interest group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson. A new state rule requires pharmacies that sell federally approved contraceptives to fill prescriptions for emergency birth control "without delay" if they have the medication in stock. The rule is being challenged in federal court. In...
  • (Gov) Doyle (D, WI) OKs Plan B Lawsuit

    12/08/2005 12:37:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 59 replies · 611+ views ^ | December 8, 2005 | Judith Davidoff
    State wants FDA to release 'morning after' pill Gov. Jim Doyle (D, WI) has authorized the state to sue the federal Food and Drug Administration for delaying approval of over-the-counter sales of Plan B, the so-called "morning-after pill."The "FDA's postponements in making a decision is the result of politics, not science, and negatively impacts the health of women," Doyle wrote in a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager. Lautenschlager wrote Doyle last week asking for permission to file suit. Kelda Helen Roys, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, applauded the governor's move. "His authorization recognizes that women's health should...
  • Walgreens Suspends Pharmacists For Refusing to Fill "Morning After" Prescriptions

    11/29/2005 6:33:54 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 550 replies · 5,904+ views
    KSDK ^ | 11/29/2005 9:50:06 AM | Ann Rubin
    (KSDK) — Walgreens put four Illinois pharmacists on unpaid leave Monday for refusing to fill prescriptions for the "morning after pill." The pharmacists say they're standing up for their beliefs. Walgreens says they're violating state law. The "morning after pill" is also called Plan B. It is often prescribed to prevent or terminate pregnancy. But pharmacist John Menges says it is the one prescription he won't fill, "I can advise people what pharmacies to go to. I mean, I can help them in every way. But I can't actually fill them because of my religious belief." For this reason, Walgreens...
  • Post-Coital Pill to be Easily Available

    04/10/2005 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 26 replies · 1,477+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | April 10, 2005 | Helen Altonn
    Emergency birth control pills require no prescriptionWomen and teenagers 14 and older soon will be able to get "morning after" contraception pills from hundreds of Hawaii pharmacists without prescriptions or appointments. Some may offer the service as early as tomorrow. "It's a great day for Hawaii," said Don Downing, a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. He saw emergency contraception dramatically reduce abortions and unintended pregnancies in his state. He has helped Hawaii and other states establish programs offering emergency contraception services by pharmacists under collaborative agreements with doctors. Alaska, California, New Mexico and Maine...
  • Governor Faces Tricky Decision On Emergency Contraception Bill

    03/31/2005 12:58:26 PM PST · by Crackingham · 16 replies · 635+ views
    Gov. Bill Owens, a Roman Catholic who has campaigned on conservative values, could face a tough choice when he decides whether to sign a bill that would force hospitals to tell rape victims about emergency contraception. His fellow Republicans say the bill, given final legislative approval Tuesday, violates Catholic hospitals' freedom of religion by forcing them to offer information about abortion. Democrats say the bill is not about abortion but offers help to women whose bodies have been violated. In the middle is Owens. He refused to take a position on the bill Tuesday, but his spokesman, Dan Hopkins, said...
  • [Maryland] Senate Narrowly Rejects Morning-After Pill

    03/24/2005 6:34:29 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 7 replies · 439+ views
    WTOP ^ | March 24, 2005 | Gretchen Parker, AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland senators narrowly and unexpectedly defeated Thursday a bill that would have allowed pharmacists to administer morning-after pills without a prescription. The bill, in its third year before the General Assembly, garnered more support this year and had enough votes to pass - until several pro-choice senators changed their votes to "no" because of concerns that the pills would be available to underage girls, said Sen. Sharon Grosfeld, D-Montgomery, the bill's sponsor. The legislation was killed with a 22-24 vote after debate on the floor. "I'm for a woman's right to choose," said Sen. Sandra Schrader, R-Howard....
  • Fool Me Twice (the repackaging of Hillary Clinton)

    03/22/2005 11:39:05 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 998+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 22, 2005 | James K. Fitzpatrick
    We have all heard the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” We are about to see if large numbers of Catholics are going to fall into the “shame on me” category. Many of us bought into the repackaging of Bill Clinton in his two runs for the presidency. He got the majority of the Catholic vote in both elections. Hillary Clinton is involved in a similar attempt to redefine herself, especially on the abortion question. We’ll see if Catholics bite this time. The New York Times praised her recently for working to...
  • F.D.A.'s Role in Delaying Contraceptive Is Criticized

    03/18/2005 9:46:07 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 283+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 3/18/05 | GARDINER HARRIS
    ASHINGTON, March 17 - Senate Democrats on Thursday questioned Dr. Lester M. Crawford, President Bush's choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration, about why the agency had so far refused to allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill Plan B. "What has disturbed many of us is what appears is political interference in a scientific process," said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat of New York. "We rely on the F.D.A. for everything we take, and I am hopeful that we will reverse what appears to be a dangerous slide into political opinion as opposed to scientific evidence." Senators Edward...
  • Rape Treatment Guidelines Assailed (Dilemma Alert)

    01/06/2005 2:22:08 PM PST · by drt1 · 39 replies · 644+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 01/06/2005 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Scores of advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, assailed new Justice Department guidelines for treating rape victims Thursday because the detailed procedures make no mention of emergency contraception as an option that could spare some women an unwanted pregnancy....
  • Family files claim for morning-after pill

    12/18/2004 2:53:34 PM PST · by Lib Buster · 47 replies · 1,396+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 12/17/2004 | Associated Press
    WORLAND (AP) -- The family of a teenage girl who was allegedly given emergency contraception pills under the supervision of a school counselor has filed a claim against Washakie County School District No. 1. The claim included a dollar amount, but the family's attorney, Larry Berryman, declined to reveal it, the Northern Wyoming Daily News reports. Berryman said in a prepared statement that the Worland High School student, 15, confided in the ninth-grade counselor that she had sex with a 23-year-old and was afraid of being pregnant. The counselor made an appointment with the public health office in Worland and...
  • Bill would let pharmacists refuse service (TX)

    11/29/2004 6:09:08 AM PST · by jtminton · 5 replies · 382+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 11/29/2004 | Mitch Mitchell
    The first of possibly several bills seeking to let Texas pharmacists "just say no" to filling prescriptions for emergency contraceptives has been filed before the legislative session that begins in January. Groups opposing the bill, as well as the bill's author, said its language will probably change during the legislative process to accommodate concerns people have. In its current form, the bill would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense some birth-control pills. The definition in the bill of emergency contraceptives, commonly called the morning-after pill, also fits some nonemergency contraceptives, or birth-control pills. That would not sit well with members...
  • Catholic chemist refused to sell morning-after pill (pharmacy)

    11/24/2004 9:09:45 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 14 replies · 557+ views
    ananova ^ | 11-24-04
    A pharmacist refused to sell the morning-after pill to a mother-of-two - because he's a Catholic. Kerrie Gooch, 24, who has a nine-week-old baby and a two-year-old was forced to go to a clinic instead, reports the Daily Mirror. She plans to sue if she falls pregnant and asked: "What gives him the right to play God? "Everyone is entitled to an opinion but I don't want someone making a decision like this for me. Kerrie's problem began when the condom she and her long-term partner, aged 22, were using split. Kerrie then went to a Lloyds Pharmacy in Swindon,...
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Launches New Television Advertisement: "Family Priorities"

    07/15/2004 10:54:43 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 902+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 14, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA - Today, Bush-Cheney '04 announced the release of the campaign's newest ad, "Family Priorities."  This ad continues a dialogue with the American people about the priorities of American families. John Kerry has said that he represents "conservative values," but his claim ignores a long history as the most out of the mainstream member of the United States Senate.  Kerry voted against parental notification for teenage abortions and in favor of letting schools distribute the morning after pill without telling parents.  The ad will run in select spot markets.Script for "Family Priorities"President Bush:I'm George W. Bush and I...
  • Do-it-yourself abortion

    05/29/2004 7:12:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 71 replies · 1,675+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/29/04 | Dr. Kelly Hollowell
    Last week, another pharmacist came under fire for refusing to fill a highly controversial prescription, while three others already lost their jobs for doing the same. This is one way advancing medical technology is creating new controversy over a long-standing debate. Specifically, abortion pills are now available through prescription. The prescription drug is called the "morning-after pill," which is a newly available abortifacient often confused with RU-486. For clarification: The "morning-after pill" is also called the "emergency contraceptive." The reason for the pseudonym (an obvious misnomer) is presumably to address the "oops" factor. You know – "Oops, I didn't take...
  • Contraception controversy continues-Conservative views delay morning-after pill’s availability

    04/06/2004 4:59:03 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 225+ views
    Contraception controversy continues Conservative views delay morning-after pill’s availability to concerned women By Jennifer Martinez Titan Staff Writer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There may come a time in a woman’s life when she wakes up, recalls the previous night and then smacks herself in the forehead. It may be that the woman is lying in bed, cold and wide-awake, staring at the ceiling after a sexual assault. It could be that she has missed two birth control pills this month, the condom broke or just a feeling that her first plan of protection has failed. Whatever the situation, it deals with unprotected...
  • Why put the brakes on the 'morning-after' pill?

    02/20/2004 1:49:17 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 122+ views ^ | Friday, February 20, 2004 | Jane Chastain
    Why put the brakes on the 'morning-after' pill? Posted: February 19, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 For years, men and women have wished for a magic pill to take away an unwanted pregnancy – better still – a pill a woman could pop the morning after an evening of unplanned sex, which would completely eliminate the possibility of becoming pregnant. Isn't it interesting that the abortion pill, RU-486, and the "oops" pill – the so-called "morning-after" pill – were approved for sale during the administration of the serial philandering Bill Clinton. If something sounds too good to be true, often it...
  • Pharmacists who won't dispense morning-after pill fired

    02/12/2004 5:27:23 AM PST · by truthandlife · 83 replies · 424+ views
    AP ^ | 2/12/04
    Eckerd Corp. has fired three pharmacists who declined to fill an emergency contraception prescription for a woman who had been raped, one of the pharmacists said Wednesday. Gene Herr, 33, of Denton said he and two co-workers were fired on Jan. 29, six days after refusing to fill the prescription. Eckerd has declined to comment on their employment status. Joan Gallagher, the vice president of communications for Largo, Fla.-based Eckerd only would say the company had taken the appropriate disciplinary action. Herr said he declined to fill the prescription for the so-called "morning-after pill" because he believes it could have...
  • House revives 'morning after' pill legislation [Virginia]

    02/10/2004 2:36:43 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 188+ views
    Fredericksburg ^ | February 10, 2004 | Associated Press
    The House of Delegates revived legislation Tuesday requiring public schools to instruct students that emergency contraceptives can be used to prevent pregnancy after a rape. A day after killing the measure by one vote, the House voted 56-44 to bring the measure back for reconsideration later in the week. The bill, sponsored by Del. James H. Dillard II, R-Fairfax, would add the use of the "morning after" birth control pill in response to sexual assault to the state's Family Life Education curriculum guidelines. Del. Terrie Suit, R-Virginia Beach, said a rape victim who seeks a prescription for the pill "will...
  • Southeast Freepers:Protest follows denial of morning-after pill

    02/03/2004 3:57:56 PM PST · by mosel-saar-ruwer · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | 2:41 PM EST, February 3, 2004 | Unattributed Associated Press
    <p>DENTON, Texas (AP) -- About 40 people gathered outside an Eckerd pharmacy Monday, protesting what they said was a decision to deny a rape victim a prescription for the morning-after pill.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Florida-based company confirmed that Eckerd has taken disciplinary action in response to an incident at the store.</p>
  • Morning-after pill use enrages Mexican bishops

    02/02/2004 7:46:16 AM PST · by Winston Smith Jr. · 66 replies · 196+ views
    Houston Chronicle (TX) ^ | Jan. 28, 2004 | IOAN GRILLO
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Roman Catholic bishops have expressed outrage over the Fox administration's decision to hand out the controversial "morning-after pill" at government-run family planning clinics In a series of statements this week, the bishops said the pill is a method of abortion comparable to murder. Some said women who use the pill are effectively excommunicating themselves from the church. "Contraception and abortion are both products of an anti-life mentality, which comes from the culture of death," Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar, head of the Mexican Bishops Conference's Family Committee, said in a statement. The morning-after pill has been available in...
  • Doctors assess impact of morning-after pill going OTC

    01/23/2004 2:48:00 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 9 replies · 215+ views
    American Medical News ^ | 1/19/04 | ctoria Stagg Elliott
    Reproductive rights advocates, many physicians and several medical groups are celebrating the fact that Plan B, also known as emergency contraception or the morning-after pill, soon might be available without a prescription. "Let's face facts: Accidents happen," said Vivian M. Dickerson, MD, president-elect of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, explaining that the change would help reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions in this country. The concept, of course, is not new. Since the 1960s, concentrated doses of birth control pills have been prescribed off label for use after unprotected intercourse, primarily for sexual assault victims. But the Food and...
  • The Morning After [why we have warning information with prescription medications]

    01/22/2004 9:07:17 AM PST · by Polycarp IV · 22 replies · 208+ views ^ | 1/22/04 | Steve Kellmeyer
    The Morning After 1/22/04 It happens every time you open a bottle of cough syrup: a very long piece of paper folded dozens of times and covered with very small words flutters to the ground. It lists all the dosages, side effects, contraindications, and problems associated with the drug you are about to consume. Have you ever wondered how that little piece of paper came to be there? In This Article... The Women are DisposableThe Poor are DisposableNow Teenagers are Disposable, Too The Women are Disposable Dozens of years ago, back in 1960, a radical feminist, a supporter of...
  • The "Morning After" Pill: Another Republican Sponsored Disaster!

    01/19/2004 2:13:22 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 303+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 01-20-04 | Baldwin, Chuck
    The "Morning After" Pill: Another Republican Sponsored Disaster! By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon January 20, 2004 With the anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand just two days away, it is important for the American people to realize that Republicans, even more than Democrats, are responsible for the killing of innocents in the womb. Furthermore, President Bush's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to put the "morning after" pill on grocery store shelves next to aspirin. Such a move would result in the deaths of even more...
  • Morning after pill raises red flags

    01/02/2004 8:57:22 PM PST · by Holly_P · 9 replies · 133+ views
    Springfield News-Leader ^ | 01/02/04 | Haven Howard
    <p>Crystal Clinkingbeard in her pro article of the Dec. 21 News-Leader pro-con, "Should the FDA allow the 'morning after pill' to be sold without a prescription," writes the pill is "safe and effective." Besides raising an abundance of moral, ethical, legal and health problems, my question to her: Is it morally justifiable to market the morning after pill to minors?</p>
  • How wider use of a pill could quiet abortion fights

    12/30/2003 12:56:25 PM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 166+ views
    USA Today ^ | 12/29/2003
    <p>As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers making the morning-after pill available without a prescription, some abortion foes are trying to turn this public health debate into another abortion battle. Extremists insist that easier access to the pill, which can prevent pregnancy after intercourse occurs, will encourage promiscuity, especially among teens. But on this issue, Sherlock Holmes' advice to Dr. Watson is worth heeding: Listen for the dog that isn't barking.</p>
  • Pill poses grave risks

    12/30/2003 1:01:11 PM PST · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 217+ views
    USA Today ^ | 12/29/2003 | Tony Perkins
    <p>The recommendation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panels this month to allow the morning-after pill to be sold over the counter is not supported by medical facts and may very well bring about devastating consequences. Granting the morning-after pill over-the-counter status will lead women and young girls to think the drug poses no greater threat than other medicines available without a prescription. But the morning-after pill is not "just another contraceptive," and even a passing glance at the facts is sufficient to prove it does not belong on the same shelf as Tylenol and baby aspirin.</p>
  • Prevention, not abortion

    12/23/2003 5:14:34 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 4 replies · 152+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/23/2003 | Darshak Sanghavi
    <p>LAST WEEK, when an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration recommended that the "morning-after pill" called Plan B be available without a prescription, I remembered a teenage girl whose abortion I helped perform as a medical student.</p> <p>The 15-year-old patient, whom I'll call Lakeesha, had a depressingly common situation. Each year, about one in 10 American girls between the ages of 15 and 19 gets pregnant, since about a third of teens use no contraception.</p>
  • Poison Pills

    12/20/2003 5:45:14 AM PST · by samtheman · 12 replies · 261+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 12.19.03 | Michelle Cottle
    THAT'S LIFE Poison Pills by Michelle Cottle Potentially huge news for women this week: On Tuesday, an FDA advisory panel voted 23 to 4 to recommend permitting over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive commonly known as the morning-after pill. Available by prescription since 1999, Plan B, as the pill is also known, delays ovulation and/or prevents fertilization of an egg if taken up to 72 hours after sexual intercourse. The earlier the pill is taken, the greater its efficacy. If the FDA follows the panel's recommendation--which it typically does--soon women will be able, for about $30 a pop, to obtain...
  • The Pill From Hell

    12/18/2003 10:30:51 AM PST · by ckca · 11 replies · 157+ views
    CCI NEWS SERVICE ^ | 12/17/2003 | Barbara Kralis
    The Pill From Hell12/17/2003 7:29:00 PM By Barbara Kralis - CCI News Today, December 16, 2003, is an important day in the United States. After listening to numerous pro life doctors, bioethicists and leaders warn of the dangers of allowing the abortifacient pill "Plan B" to be sold over the counter, the U.S. advisory panel to the FDA voted to recommend allowing the "morning after" contraceptive pill to be sold without a prescription. The pill is intended for use by women within 72 hours after sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy. It's incredulous how these US advisors for the FDA could...
  • Congratulations, Wendy Wright!

    12/17/2003 6:35:30 PM PST · by Askel5 · 85 replies · 326+ views
    Newshour with Jim Lehrer
    Congratulations, Wendy Wright! As disappointing (if not surprising) as is the news the FDA Has OK'd Morning After Pill for OTC sales, it was especially heartening to see you wipe the floor with Gloria Feldt of Planned Parenthood. (Not an easy feat given how tautly her eyebrows are held in the air.) Picking your battles, you refused to rise to her bait that Concerned Women for America likely oppose this "choice" for "women's health" and stayed the course ... calmly issuing salvo after salvo of pertinent information from other nations already possessed of statistics on the use of the...
  • Fed Panel Backs Easier Morning-After Pill

    12/17/2003 11:30:03 AM PST · by Diamond · 50 replies · 372+ views
    AP ^ | December 17, 2003 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    December 17, 2003, 6:38 AM EST WASHINGTON -- Women may soon have an easier way to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex now that government advisers have recommended that morning-after birth control should be sold without a doctor's prescription. "It's extraordinarily safe," said Dr. Alastair Wood of Vanderbilt University, an adviser to the Food and Drug Administration. In fact, he said, women probably should keep emergency contraception in their medicine cabinet just in case it's ever needed. "We don't tell people to buy a fire extinguisher after the fire started." The panel on Tuesday voted in favor of over-the-counter sales...