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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...