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  • Police: Woman wounded as love triangle takes violent turn (Refused Abortion Pill)

    01/06/2015 1:27:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | December 29, 2014 | WESLEY JUHL
    A woman who survived being shot in the head Saturday may have been ambushed for not taking the morning-after pill, according to arrest records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday. Metro officers called to an apartment complex at 5400 W. Cheyenne Ave., near Rancho Drive, found Breyana Lewis with a bullet fragment in her head. Lewis was shot at multiple times while in her car in the parking lot. Daquesha Fowler, 20, and Gregory Myrick, 21, were taken into custody in connection with the shooting about two hours later. Arrest records detail a love triangle taking a violent...
  • ADF: Govt shouldn’t force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion-inducing drugs

    12/01/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ADFMEDIA.ORG ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kristen Waggoner
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Kristen K. Waggoner, lead counsel representing a pharmacy owner and two pharmacists opposed to Washington state regulations that would force them to dispense drugs that can terminate human life after conception, will be available for media interviews Thursday following oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. “No one should be forced to choose between their religious convictions and their family-owned businesses and livelihoods. This choice is neither necessary nor constitutional,” said Waggoner, senior vice president of legal services for Alliance Defending Freedom and counsel with Seattle-based Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC. “The...
  • Study: All Emergency Contraceptives Can Cause Abortions

    01/22/2014 5:00:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2014 - 10:38 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Any discussion of Obamacare’s “contraception mandate” must include the fact that the most commonly used emergency contraceptives “can cause the death of a human embryo,” according to a new report by the Washington-based Charlotte Lozier Institute. “Numerous studies have shown that the most popular emergency contraceptives can cause the death of embryos. For the sake of full and accurate informed consent for patients and for the sake of the integrity of the medical profession and research community, this reality must be acknowledged,” writes Susan E. Wills, associate scholar at the institute and author of “New Studies Show All Emergency Contraceptives...
  • Morning-After Pill “completely ineffective” for women over 176 pounds

    11/27/2013 10:46:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | John Jansen
    On Monday the liberal magazine Mother Jones reported: The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. [emphasis added] The article also states: Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively [emphasis added]. Add this to the ever-growing body of evidence...
  • New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work for Women Over 176 Pounds

    11/25/2013 10:49:32 PM PST · by traumer · 60 replies
    An FDA spokeswoman tells Mother Jones the agency is evaluating whether to require US emergency contraceptive pill makers to change their labels. The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. HRA Pharma, the French manufacturer of the European drug, Norlevo, is changing its packaging information to reflect the weight limits. European pharmaceutical regulators approved the change on November 10, but...
  • Dr. Manny: FDA loss of control on Plan B not surprising

    06/11/2013 7:39:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I told you so—the government is bamboozling us about Plan B. The Obama administration announced on Monday that it will now allow girls and women of all ages to purchase the Plan B pill without a prescription. This is exactly what I have been warning the American public about. I am now totally convinced that our current federal government loves confusion. When you have a single agenda, and many ways to spin it, the American public never gets a clear answer and that is exactly what has happened with the Plan B emergency contraception controversy. … This is taking parents...
  • Lower the age of consent to 13? Why stop there?

    05/20/2013 1:23:24 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 | Elise Hilton
    Barbara Hewson, a London barrister, has made the call for lowering the age of sexual consent in the United Kingdom from 16 to 13. Her reasoning (if one may call it that) is that the current age of consent leads to the harassment and “persecution of old men.” She also believes that underage victims should have no right to anonymity, and that law based on the best interests of the child should not trump the “rights” of men who like to kiss a 13-year-old, or put one’s hand up a 16-year-old’s skirt. time to end this prurient charade, which has...
  • FDA lowers age for buyers of Plan B pill to 15

    05/01/2013 4:32:31 AM PDT · by Phlap · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 05/01/2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand - Plan B One-Step - and will let it be sold over the counter.
  • FDA Approves Sale of Plan B Morning After Pill to Teenagers

    04/30/2013 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The FDA made it official today saying the morning after pill known as Plan B should be available without a prescription for teenagers starting at age 15. “Plan B One-Step will not stop a pregnancy when a woman is already pregnant, and there is no medical evidence that the product will harm a developing fetus,” the FDA said in a statement. Some pro-life groups have pointed to comments from the maker of the drug and studies to show that the morning after pill can act as an abortion agent in some cases, terminating the life of a unique human being...
  • FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

    04/30/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
  • Morning-after pill to be made available over the counter (for as young as 15)

    04/30/2013 4:22:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/30/2013
    On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sale of the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step to all women aged 15 and older. Plan B One-Step is the name of the drug, made exclusively by Teva Women's Health, Inc., which acts as an emergency contraceptive which reduces the possibility of pregnancy when taken up to three days after sexual intercourse. It is taken as a single-dose 1.5 mg tablet of levonorgestrel. Pharmacies and retailers with on-site pharmacies will have the drug on shelves, and those wishing to purchase it will have to provide proof of age....
  • FDA Says Morning-After Pill Must Be Available To Anyone Over 15

    04/30/2013 4:48:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 30, 2013 | Staff
    The morning-after pill is to be made available over the counter to anyone in the US aged 15 and over, authorities announced on Tuesday. Days before a court-imposed deadline, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lowered the age limit for Plan B and said it that a prescription would no longer be required to buy it. Instead, the pill can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but buyers will have to prove their age at the cash register. Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that Plan B should be sold without restriction and gave the FDA 30 days...
  • Thanks To "Progress" Only One Of These Is Now Illegal For Kids

    04/05/2013 4:47:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Yay! No age restrictions on abortion pills anymore! There's a song for a time like this....what is it? Hmmm....OH YEAH!"Girl, you'll be a woman....soon."To quote a sitting president who shall remain nameless..."FORWARD!"
  • Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription (To females of ANY age!)

    04/05/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Landau
    A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription. The order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17. The FDA said it couldn't comment because it is an ongoing legal mater. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended last year that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States. Opponents of...
  • 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.
  • FDA to college: Carry on with morning-after pill vending machines

    01/31/2013 9:01:24 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/30/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    Controversy has surrounded Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania, ever since it decided to provide Plan B, commonly referred to as the “morning-after pill,” in a college campus vending machine along with condoms and other forms of birth control. The Food and Drug Administration said last week that it had looked into the validity of the machine and will take no action against it.
  • Girls Age 14 Can Get Birth Control At New York City Schools ["Kids Sold Sex" - CWA]

    09/24/2012 9:21:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2012
    Girls Age 14 Can Get Birth Control At New York City Schools New York City school and health officials are stepping on parental rights by going beyond condom giveaways and giving girls as young as age 14 “morning-after pills” and other chemical contraceptives at school without telling their parents, leaders of traditional values groups said Monday. Their reactions were sparked by news that nurses in 13 public high schools are dispensing Plan B emergency contraception and other products to sexually active students who ask for it. “We’re incensed at the arrogance of this administration. The state is constantly telling parents,...
  • Morning-After Pills Available at 13 NYC Schools

    09/24/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT · by Puppage · 4 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/24/2012
    The New York City Department of Education is making the morning-after-pill available to high school girls at 13 public schools. The DOE says girls as young as 14 will be able to get the Plan B emergency contraception without parental consent. Parents have been notified about the CATCH pilot program and how their daughters can opt out of it. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she supports the program because high school students are sexually active and getting pregnant. The city says about 7,000 girls get pregnant by the time they reach the age of 17. It says more than...
  • Report: New York City Public Schools Offering “Morning-After Pill”

    09/23/2012 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Report: New York City Public Schools Offering “Morning-After Pill” September 23, 2012 10:46 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Department of Education has begun offering the so-called morning-after pill to students at 13 high schools across the city. The school nurse offices have been stocked with Plan B emergency contraception and others like it without telling parents, the New York Post reported. Parents do have the option to opt their children out of the program that provides the free emergency contraception. Notes have been sent out to parents alerting them about the new program, the Post reported...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills (Obama forces religious organizations to give abortions)

    02/13/2012 5:07:12 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    washington times ^ | 2/10/2012 | staff
    Someone should tell President Obama there’s no such thing as a free abortion pill. The White House is trying to douse a political wildfire sparked by an Obamacare mandate forcing religiously affiliated institutions to provide a full range of contraception measures for employees - including pills that induce abortions. Catholic and other religious leaders with principled objections cried foul, citing promises that they and their affiliates would be covered by a “conscience waiver” for any provisions of the law that created this kind of moral dilemma. On Friday Mr. Obama proposed a new rule whereby the onus would be on...
  • Is the Obama administration forcing people to pay for abortion-inducing drugs?

    02/09/2012 11:39:19 AM PST · by NEOhio · 6 replies
    Just Facts ^ | February 7, 2012 | James D. Agresti
    The 2010 Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) gives presidential appointees at least 40 regulatory powers that have the force of law. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, recently exercised one of these powers by mandating that “most new and renewed health plans” are required to cover without cost sharing “all FDA-approved forms of contraception” by August 1st of this year. This mandate exempts “certain religious organizations” but not others “who, based on religious beliefs, do not currently provide contraceptive coverage in their insurance plan.” This means that faith-based universities, hospitals, and charities are not exempt from...
  • (Texas) Teacher charged with giving teen Plan B (pill)

    02/08/2012 4:26:31 PM PST · by bgill · 2 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 8, 2012 | kxan
    ... LBJ high school teacher and coach is charged with delivering a dangerous drug to a student after a parent accused her of giving the morning after pill to the student. Tracy Steinberg, 32, resigned after the allegation surfaced on January 26.... When the student became ill after taking the pills, she told her mother about the situation and the mother contacted AISD police, who began an investigation.
  • College vending machine dispenses 'morning-after' pill

    02/08/2012 11:35:33 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 02/08/2012 | Associated Press
    Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the "morning-after" pill by sliding $25 into a vending machine, an idea that has drawn the attention of federal regulators and raised questions about how accessible emergency contraception should be. The machine has been in place for about two years, and its existence wasn't widely known until recently. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is contacting state officials and the university to gather facts, agency spokeswoman Stephanie Yao said Tuesday. Consumers have long been able to insert a few coins for the likes of aspirin, ibuprofen, antacids and other common over-the-counter remedies....
  • FDA weighs putting Plan B morning-after pill on drugstore shelves

    12/07/2011 6:14:09 AM PST · by dreamingly · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/06/11 | Rob Stein
    The federal government is grappling with the explosive question of whether to let anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill Plan B directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration has until Wednesday to respond to a request from the drug’s manufacturer to make the pill as easy to get as toilet paper and toothpaste, a move pushed by some doctors, health advocates, family-planning activists, members of Congress and others to help women prevent unwanted pregnancies.
  • Obama FDA Considers Putting Morning-After Pill on Supermarket Shelves

    12/06/2011 9:07:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 94 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/6 | anderson
    The Washington Post reports that, under President Obama and his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Food and Drug Administration is considering letting “anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill Plan B directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription
  • Help Alert Major Pharmacies about The New Abortion Drug "ella"

    12/13/2010 1:04:48 PM PST · by Sun · 10 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | December 13, 2010 | Tony Perkins
    We previously reported that on August 13th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new prescription abortion drug called "ella" allowing Watson Pharmaceuticals to market this drug in the U.S. as an "emergency contraceptive" (EC). While proponents of ella claim that it is more effective than the so-called "morning-after-pill," Plan B, ella can also function as an abortion drug more like RU-486. On December 1st, Watson Pharmaceuticals began to aggressively promote ella over the internet and in pharmacies. Because ella is similar in its chemical make-up to the abortion drug RU-486, it therefore can destroy an implanted embryo, in...
  • Teacher quits after buying student 'morning after' pill

    11/23/2010 1:31:46 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | Published: November 12, 2010 | DAVE NICHOLSON & NATALIE SHEPHERD
    A Plant City High School teacher has resigned after acknowledging she bought a "morning after pill" for a student and had inappropriate Facebook conversations with the student's boyfriend. Ginger Parks, a 17-year teaching veteran, resigned her job Sept. 22, less than a week after she was confronted with the allegations. She faced firing if she didn't quit, Hillsborough County School District records show. Parks, who taught English, also was the school's cheerleading coach. She at first denied any misconduct, the district reported, but changed her story when district investigator Andrew J. Rouleau told Parks he had 40 pages of printouts...
  • Woman Kills Wrongly-Implanted Embryos with Morning-After Pill

    06/29/2010 4:02:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/29/10 | Peter J. Smith
    HARTFORD, Connecticut, June 29, 2010 ( – In a disastrous chain of events, a set of “wanted” embryos quickly became “unwanted” after an artificially impregnated women was informed by her fertility clinic that they had accidentally implanted the embryos of another woman by the same name.The woman’s solution was to take the morning-after pill (which, ironically, pro-abortion forces insist is simply a form of contraception and cannot cause an abortion) and abort the nascent life within her.The Associated Press reports that the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center has agreed to pay a $ 3,000 fine...
  • Obama Admin Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill

    02/05/2010 9:38:05 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 333+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill Washington, DC -- Late Thursday, the Obama administration issued a new order for the U.S. military requiring all military hospitals and health centers to stock the morning after pill. The Department of Defense will soon begin having military medical facilities stock the Plan B drug, which can sometimes cause an abortion.
  • New Drug Ellaone Billed as Better Morning After Pill, But It Causes Abortions

    01/29/2010 4:22:14 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 483+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/29/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Abortion advocates are pushing a new drug that they say is an expanded morning after pill, or emergency contraception. However, pro-life doctors and advocates say Ellaone, also known as Ulipristal, works as an abortion drug and not an agent that prevents conception. The morning after pill, or Plan B drug, has been around for years and can either prevent fertilization from occurring or can sometimes act as an abortifacient by killing the unique human being fertilization develops.Ellaone is different -- instead of working hours or just a couple of days after sexual relations take place...
  • New Drug Ellaone Called Better Morning After Pill, It Causes Abortions

    01/29/2010 8:38:09 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 363+ views ^ | January 29, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    New Drug Ellaone Called Better Morning After Pill, It Causes Abortions London, England -- Abortion advocates are pushing a new drug that they say is an expanded morning after pill, or emergency contraception. However, pro-life doctors and advocates say Ellaone, also known as Ulipristal, works as an abortion drug and not an agent that prevents conception.
  • Spanish drug agency confirms grave effects of morning-after pill

    01/19/2010 3:38:52 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 401+ views
    cna ^ | Januay 19, 2010
    Madrid, Spain, Jan 19, 2010 / 02:54 pm (CNA).- The Spanish Agency for Drugs and Health Care Products, which is under the Ministry of Health, recently stated in a report that serious physical side effects result from the use of the morning-after pill, such as ectopic pregnancies and deep vein thrombosis. According to the newspaper “La Razon,” the agency’s new research contradicts previous reports from the Ministry of Health, which claim the drug is safe for use. It argues that the pill can cause deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein deep...
  • 9th Circuit: Pharmacists Must Dispense Mornin-After Pill

    07/11/2009 7:35:55 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 35 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | July 11, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    The most overturned appellate court has teed up another case for the Supreme Court to consider — and likely soon. The 9th Circuit overturned an injunction in a district court case, allowing the state of Washington to force a pharmacy to stock and dispense morning-after pills, which causes the abortion of an embryo in the early days of a pregnancy. The pharmacy owners had objected, claiming that the law violated their religious practice:
  • Pro-Life Group Challenges Federal Order to Sell Morning After Pill to Minor Girls

    06/29/2009 1:07:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 313+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/29/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A pro-life legal group has filed the papers necessary for a pro-life organization to challenge a federal court order that required the Food and Drug Administration to allow the Plan B drug to be sold to minor girls. The Alliance Defense fund filed the papers to intervene in the case. The group is acting on behalf of Concerned Women for America, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.The pro-life organizations contend that the order disregards parental rights and the safety of teenage girls. Matt Bowman, a top attorney with ADF, talked...
  • La. Supreme Court rejects hospital’s appeal in nurse’s rights of conscience lawsuit

    05/22/2009 3:30:45 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies · 945+ views
    The Louisiana Supreme Court Friday declined to hear an appeal by St. Tammany Parish Hospital in a nurse’s lawsuit filed by ADF attorneys and an ADF-allied attorney. A trial judge had ruled against issuing summary judgment in favor of the hospital, so that decision will stand. The nurse, Toni Lemly, sued the hospital in 2005 after it refused to grant a reasonable accommodation for her religious beliefs. “Pro-life medical personnel shouldn’t be penalized for their beliefs,” said ADF-allied attorney Brian Arabie of Lake Charles. “The hospital acted unlawfully when it refused to make a reasonable accommodation for Ms. Lemly and...
  • Court Gives 17-Year-Old Girls Unrestricted Access to Morning-After Pill

    03/24/2009 7:02:16 AM PDT · by meandog · 56 replies · 3,005+ views
    CNS News ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | By Susan Jones, Senior Editor
    ( – A federal court in New York on Monday expanded teenagers’ access to Plan B – also known as the morning-after pill or emergency contraception. The court gave the Food and Drug Administration 30 days to make Plan B available over the counter to 17 year olds. Right now, the pill is available over the county only to those 18 years and up. Pro-life groups are dismayed that 17-year-old girls will now have unrestricted access to a drug that can produce abortion by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. But abortion rights groups celebrated the ruling,...
  • Plan B Must Be Made Available to 17-Year-Olds

    03/23/2009 6:40:08 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 52 replies · 1,473+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 3/23/09 | NATASHA SINGER
    A federal judge on Monday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the Plan B morning-after birth control pill available without prescription to women as young as 17. The judge ruled the agency had improperly bowed to political pressure from the Bush Administration when it set 18 as the age limit in 2006. The F.D.A. has 30 days to comply with the order, in which the judge also urged the agency to consider removing all restrictions on over-the-counter sales of Plan B. The drug consists of two pills that prevent conception if taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse....
  • Ill. Supreme Court: Pharmacists can go to court to object to dispensing 'morning-after' pill

    12/18/2008 8:51:16 PM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 1,079+ views
    Chicago Tribune/AP ^ | 12-18-08 | Carla K. Johnson
    Illinois pharmacists who object to dispensing emergency contraception won another day in court to fight a rule they claim forces them to choose between their livelihood and conscience. The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday said the circuit court must consider a lawsuit brought by two pharmacists who claim they should not be required to dispense emergency contraception because it violates their religious beliefs. Lower courts had dismissed those claims and refused to hear the case. Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2005 issued a rule prohibiting pharmacies from turning away women seeking emergency contraception, sometimes called the morning-after pill.
  • Survey: Plan B Drug More Available, Refused Less, But Abortions May Not Drop

    11/28/2008 11:28:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 491+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/28/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new national survey shows the Plan B drug, as known as the morning after pill, is more available across the United States following a 2006 FDA decision to sell it to adults over the counter. However, anecdotal stats from other places where it is readily available show it not reducing abortions.Dr. Rebekah Gee of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine conducted the study, which involved surveys of pharmacies in Atlanta, Boston, and Philadelphia in 2005 and again in 2007.Some 1,087 pharmacies participated in the first round of surveys while 795 were involved in the...
  • Brazilian carnival-goers to get access to morning-after pills

    01/30/2008 9:45:01 AM PST · by ECM · 10 replies · 643+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | Jan 29 03:59 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    The Brazilian city of Recife is to distribute morning-after pills to women during carnival after public prosecutors on Tuesday rejected a Catholic Church lawsuit claiming the initiative promoted sex and provided "abortions." "The pill has no abortive effect, as the archdiocese claims, and its distribution is in no way an incentive to have sex," the prosecutor who made the decision, Ivana Botelho, told AFP. On top of its legal defeat, the church has come under fire from the Brazilian government for attempting to sway public health policy. "The (Recife) mayor's office is right and the church is wrong, again," Health...
  • Wisconsin forces Catholic hospitals to dispense "emergency contraception"

    01/25/2008 7:30:38 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 93+ views
    CNA ^ | January 25, 2008
    Madison, WI, Jan 25, 2008 / 04:23 am (CNA).- The Wisconsin State Assembly has passed legislation mandating that all Wisconsin hospitals, including religiously-affiliated hospitals, must inform any self-described victim of sexual assault of “emergency contraception” and must provide it upon her request.Emergency contraception, as defined by the bill, includes both the morning-after pill and the intrauterine device (IUD).  The morning-after pill can alter the lining of the uterus so that a newly conceived embryo cannot implant in the womb, leading to its death.  The IUD always blocks implantation, also causing the death of any newly conceived human being.“It is a...
  • Schoolgirls can get morning after pill without uttering a word by flashing 'modesty' card

    12/17/2007 10:05:49 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 46 replies · 777+ views
    Schoolgirls can get morning after pill wit.hout uttering a word by flashing 'modesty' cardSchoolgirls can now get the morning after pill by handing a request form to a pharmacy to avoid embarrassing conversations. In a pilot scheme being trialled in pharmacies in Weymouth, Dorset, girls under 18 can get the pill simply by filling in a small card, without speaking to staff or answering any awkward questions. It means teenagers don't have to undergo the "daunting prospect" of walking into a busy chemists and explain in front of strangers they have had unprotected sex. The request cards have been printed...
  • Pope's "morning after pill" speech criticised

    10/30/2007 12:12:00 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 163+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 30, 2007 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Politicians and pharmacists in Italy responded angrily on Tuesday to an appeal by Pope Benedict for pharmacists to refuse to dispense drugs such as the "morning after pill" if they object on moral grounds. The Pope told an international conference on Monday that pharmacists should be guaranteed the right to conscientious objection in cases where medicines they distribute can block pregnancy, provoke abortion or assist euthanasia. Health Minister Livia Turco said that while the Pope had the right to urge young people to be sexually responsible, he could not tell professionals such as pharmacists...
  • Sales Soaring for Morning-After Pill

    08/25/2007 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 672+ views
    Sci Tech Today ^ | August 23, 2007 | David Crary
    Barr began distributing the over-the-counter version of the morning-after pill last November, and all national pharmacy chains now stock it. Barr projects that sales of Plan B will total about $80 million for 2007, almost double the total for 2006 and up eightfold from 2004, when Barr acquired the product as a prescription-only drug. In the year since it was approved for over-the-counter sales, the morning-after pill has become a huge commercial success for its manufacturer, but its popularity and solid safety record haven't deterred critics from seeking to overturn the milestone ruling. The pill, marketed by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc....
  • Abortion Advocates Still Want Age Restrictions Off Morning After Pill

    08/13/2007 3:58:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 240+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/13/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- 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...
  • Morning after pill 'encourages' teen sex

    07/13/2007 10:22:52 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 11 replies · 1,593+ views ^ | 13 July 2007 | REBECCA SHEPPARD
    THE morning-after pill is being given to Suffolk schoolgirls - with pupils as young as 13 able to access the emergency contraception without the knowledge of their parents. In the 11 months between April last year and February this year, 68 morning-after pills were handed out to girls in the county's schools. The news emerged amid national concerns that thousands of girls - some as young as 11 - could be given the emergency contraception at school without parental knowledge. But last night Suffolk Primary Care Trust stressed health professionals in the county were sticking to national Government guidelines. These...
  • UK: Schools give morning after pill to 11-year-olds

    07/08/2007 10:03:23 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 955+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/9/2007 | Graeme Paton
    Thousands of girls as young as 11 can obtain the morning after pill at school without telling their parents, it was disclosed last night. Sexual health clinics are being set up in secondary schools in England as part of a Government drive to cut teenage pregnancy. Figures show that in some areas, up to half of schools now offer children a range of services, including free condoms, pregnancy kits and emergency contraception. One school has admitted handing out 345 morning after pills in the past four years. In a new development, further education colleges have been issued with guidance recommending...
  • Pennsylvania Pro-Life Advocates Oppose Bill Promoting Morning After Pill

    06/20/2007 8:01:12 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 161+ views ^ | June 19, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Harrisburg, PA ( -- Pro-life advocates in Pennsylvania are working to defeat a bill that would require health care facilities to promote the morning after pill to women who are victims of rape. They say the bill also repeals part of a Pennsylvania law that limits abortions and redefines the definition of birth in a way that could undermine pro-life protections. Pro-life groups were successful in getting enough phone calls to the statehouse yesterday so the measure, H.B. 288, was pulled from consideration. However, the bill is back on the docket for today. Peg Luksik, director of Public Affairs for...
  • North Carolina Abortion Advocates Upset Morning After Pill Not Sold

    06/18/2007 2:25:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 379+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/18/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Charlotte, NC ( -- Abortion advocates in North Carolina are upset that a survey they conducted found nearly half of the pharmacies there don't stock the morning after pill. That's after the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sales last year. NARAL's North Carolina affiliate conducted the survey, in which it claims 40 percent of all pharmacies in the state don't carry the Plan B drug, which can cause an abortion in some circumstances. The group says the high figure is due to confusion and moral and religious opposition to the drug by pharmacists and pharmacy owners. Melissa...
  • New Study Finds Morning After Pill Can Work as an Abortion Drug

    05/28/2007 10:26:43 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 672+ views Editor ^ | May 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility finds that the Plan B drug, known as the morning after pill, can work to cause an abortion of a human being after her life has started. Abortion advocates have claimed the drug only prevents conception but the study appears to contradict that 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, are the senior authors of the paper. Combining data from...