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  • Study: Use of Morning After Pills Doesn't Cut Abortion, Pregnancy Rates

    04/18/2007 4:46:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 575+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/18/07 | Steven Ertelt
    London, England (LifeNews.com) -- A new study in England find that widespread use of the morning after pill has done nothing to cut either abortion or pregnancy rates there. The research also shows that the use of the Plan B drug also did not lower the rates of sexually transmitted diseases. Conducted by the Cochrane Library Review, the study looked at eight surveys of women conducted in the United States, India and China. The survey found that the promotion of the morning after pill increased its use but did not lower the abortion and pregnancy rates as abortion advocates have...
  • FDA Sued Over Unlawful Approval of Morning-After Pill

    04/16/2007 4:05:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 551+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/16/07 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, April 16, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A lawsuit was filed April 12 in Federal Court seeking to overturn the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) unprecedented approval of the morning-after pill, Plan B, as both non-prescription and prescription based on the age of the buyer. The lawsuit was brought by the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), Concerned Women for America (CWA), Family Research Council (FRC) and Safe Drugs for Women. The suit argues that the FDA committed numerous violations to approve the drug due to extreme political pressure exerted specifically by Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA)....
  • Planned Parenthood Will Push Morning After Pill in Every Community

    03/26/2007 4:10:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 588+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/27/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The nation's largest abortion business has launched a new campaign to push the morning after pill on every American community. Pro-life advocates oppose the use of the drug because it fails to lower abortion rates and can lead to risky sexual behavior by teenagers. It may also cause an abortion in some circumstances. In an email Planned Parenthood sent to LifeNews.com late last week, the group said its signing up activists to go to every pharmacy in the country. "Every day in America, women are forced to play the lottery when they walk into their neighborhood...
  • "Catholic" Colorado Governor Signs Bill Mandating Catholic Hospitals Provide Abortion Drug

    03/16/2007 12:38:16 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies · 1,917+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/16/2007 | Gudrun Schultz
    Catholic Colorado Governor Signs Bill Mandating Catholic Hospitals Provide Abortion Drug By Gudrun Schultz DENVER, Colorado, March 16, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Colorado Catholic hospitals must offer abortifacient drugs to victims of rape under a controversial new law signed by Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday, the Denver Post reported earlier today. Although Senate Bill 60 contains an exception allowing physicians or medical practitioners who object to the drug on religious or moral grounds to opt out of recommending it, all hospitals, including Catholic, are required to retain staff that will offer information on so-called "emergency contraception." Colorado Right to Life opposed the...
  • Most women view "morning after pills" favorably

    02/03/2007 5:13:12 PM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 1,066+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/2/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than 90 percent of women between 15 and 24 years old consider contraceptive "morning after pills" to be safe and effective, according to a new report. However, the findings also show that easy accessibility to emergency contraception influences whether it is used promptly. Morning after pills, which are taken after intercourse, consist of hormones that prevent a pregnancy from occurring. Since they can be taken immediately after intercourse (instead of waiting until the "morning after"), some doctors prefer the term "emergency contraception." To evaluate the acceptability of emergency contraception among young women, Dr. Corinne...
  • New Study: Morning After Pill Doesn't Reduce Abortion, Pregnancy Rates

    01/07/2007 10:58:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 781+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/5/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new study reported in a prestigious medical journal confirms that the morning after pill does not reduce either abortion or pregnancy rates. The survey, published this month in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, covers the use of the Plan B drug in 10 countries. Authors Elizabeth Raymond and James Trussell, advocates of the morning after pill, conducted a meta-analysis of studies conducted in 10 countries. They conclude that “increased access to emergency contraception pills enhance use but has not been shown to reduce unintended pregnancy rates." The authors note that “no study has shown...
  • Pro-Abortion Lawsuit Wants FDA to Sell Morning After Pill OTC to Teens

    10/12/2006 4:45:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 843+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/12/06 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-abortion law firm has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over its recent decision to allow over the counter sales of the morning after pill. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a legal complaint in an attempt to force the agency to extend the sales to teenagers under the age of 18. When the FDA entered into an agreement with Barr Laboratories, the maker of the Plan B drug, it prohibited anyone under 18 from purchasing the morning after pill without a prescription. That hasn't gone over well with abortion advocates...
  • FDA Advisory Doctor: Morning After Pill Won't Reduce Abortions

    10/03/2006 4:23:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/3/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A Utah doctor who was a member of a Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel says the morning after pill will not reduce the number of abortions and pregnancies that its supports claim it will do. He also indicated that the Plan B drug can work as an abortion agent in certain circumstances. Dr. Joseph Stanford, associate professor of family and preventative medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, said the morning after pill won't be as effective as its maker claims. He told the Deseret News that studies he and fellow researchers have...
  • And now, Plan C

    09/06/2006 4:58:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 901+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/6/06 | Mark Crutcher
    By any reasonable measure, this is truly the golden age for men who prey on underage girls for sex. Instead of referring to abortion as "a woman's right to choose," it would be more accurate to label it "the pedophile's get-out-of-jail-free card." The first evidence of this was a Life Dynamics undercover investigation into America's growing epidemic of underage girls being sexually exploited by adult men. The results documented that family planning clinics associated with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation are operating a nationwide pedophile protection ring. (Read the complete report at ChildPredators.com or call 1-800-800-LIFE for...
  • Pharmacists Don't Want to Sell Morning After Pill Despite FDA Approval

    09/04/2006 10:08:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 1,415+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/4/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Food and Drug Administration may have approved sales of the morning after pill over the counter, but some pharmacists are reluctant to sell the drug. The agency's move to sell Plan B without a prescription may expand the nationwide debate about a conscience clause for pharmacists to allow them to opt out of dispensing the drug. In Washington state, Jim Ramseth, the owner of Covington Pharmacy, doesn't want to sell the morning after pill because he believes it can work as an abortion drug. Ramseth says he and many of his colleagues believe the drug...
  • Life Is in the News, but the News Is Bad

    09/04/2006 12:48:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30, 2006 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    There have been a good number of items in the news about life recently -- and one that should have been, but hasn’t. Last week the FDA caved in to political pressure and created an unprecedented new procedure for handing out the morning-after pill (MAP) without a prescription. After the Constitutional Court of Colombia in May abrogated that nation’s democracy on the issue of abortion and legalized it in certain cases, the first legal Colombian abortion was performed. Scientists confused the public further on the issue of embryonic stem cells with more lies. Perhaps the major media consider August the...
  • Bush Backs Access to "Morning-After" Pill for Minors: Pro-lifers Say President Is Inconsistent

    08/21/2006 8:04:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Zenit ^ | 8/21/2006
    WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 21, 2006 (Zenit.org).- President George Bush said he supports restricted access to the "morning-after" pill for minors, disturbing some pro-lifers who want the potentially abortion-causing drug banned altogether. "I believe that Plan B ... ought to require a prescription for minors. That's what I believe," Bush said at a news conference today. The president's comment was his first direct public statement on the issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach. Von Eschenbach, as acting FDA commissioner, has supported non-prescription sales of the...
  • President Bush Inconsistent on Life Issue, Groups Say

    08/22/2006 9:03:29 AM PDT · by Sopater · 15 replies · 400+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2006 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he believes minors ought to have a prescription for emergency contraception, rather than obtain it without a prescription. Bush also said he supports his nominee for FDA commissioner, Andrew Von Eschenbach, who - as the current acting commissioner -- is under fire for supporting over-the-counter sales of the "morning-after pill" known as Plan B. Asked if he supported Von Eschenbach, and how he feels about Plan B in particular - Bush responded, "I believe that Plan B ought to be -- ought to require a prescription for minors, is what I...
  • President Bush Approves Over the Counter Early Abortion Pill, Pro-Life Base Decries Move

    08/21/2006 1:50:58 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 324 replies · 4,734+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 8/21/2006 | John-Henry Westen
    President Bush Approves Over the Counter Early Abortion Pill, Pro-Life Base Decries MoveBy John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, August 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For his pro-life supporter base, President George W. Bush stepped into one of the biggest political landmines of his Presidential career today with his approval of over the counter status for the abortion-causing morning after pill Plan B. A press release by Human Life International underscored the seriousness of the move as it was titled, "President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base." Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International commented, "President Bush's implied support for the...
  • President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base (Support of Plan B Drug)

    08/21/2006 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 120 replies · 2,480+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | 8/21/2006 | n/a
    President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic BaseCatholic Pro-Life Leader states: “President Bush’s implied support for the abortion-causing drug Plan B is completely inconsistent with his recent veto of the embryonic stem cell research funding bill”FRONT ROYAL, Va., Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, issued the following response to President George W. Bush’s statements today regarding his support for Andrew von Eschenbach and his recent decision to seek over-the-counter (OTC) status for the abortifacient drug Plan B. When asked by reporter Bill Sammon about the situation, Bush stated: “I believe that...
  • "Morning After" Pill over-the-counter - lower dosages of same require prescription (my title)

    08/15/2006 1:42:42 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Agape Press news in brief ^ | August 15, 2006 | Jody Brown
    ...It makes no sense, says Concerned Women for America, that a low dose of a drug for anyone requires medical oversight -- but that a high dose of the same drug would be available without a prescription. Yet that is exactly what the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is pushing for, says the group; and that is why CWA is calling on Andrew von Eschenbach to withdraw his name from consideration to head up the FDA on a permanent basis. Von Eschenbach is pushing through a drug approval that would make Plan B, also known as the...
  • My wife and I choose family --- and Plan B

    08/11/2006 11:31:16 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 193 replies · 3,632+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 11, 2006 | David L. Ulin (LATimes)
    Not long ago, in an act of near-adolescent abandon, my wife and I had unprotected sex. We were not trying to have a baby; rather, in the heat of the moment, we never quite got around to using birth control. When we realized what had happened, . . . my wife called her doctor and asked for a prescription for Plan B, the "morning after" birth-control pill. ***** Of course, I'm not immune to emotion either, especially For my wife and me, the decision to use Plan B was hardly casual. Although we both support abortion rights and favor the...
  • Abortion Foe Allen Faulted for Stock in Morning-After Pill Maker

    08/09/2006 7:07:08 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 97 replies · 1,586+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 August | Tim Craig
    RICHMOND, Aug. 8 -- A leading conservative antiabortion group has joined Democrat James Webb in criticizing Republican Sen. George Allen for opposing abortion while owning stock in the manufacturer of the morning-after pill. Chris Freund, policy director for the Family Foundation in Richmond, said social conservatives should be troubled by Allen's investment in Barr Laboratories Inc., maker of the pill, Plan B.
  • Morning-After Pill Debate Leaves 'View' Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck in Tears(VIDEO incl)

    08/03/2006 6:05:59 PM PDT · by paltz · 14 replies · 2,382+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/3/06 | Adam Buckman
    A heated argument about the "morning-after" birth-control pill left co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck in tears on "The View" yesterday on ABC. The 31-year-old was so distraught she had to be comforted by "View" den mother Barbara Walters, 74, who was seen holding Hasselbeck in her arms after the show returned from a commercial break.
  • Morning After Pill Will Do More Harm Than Good, Doesn't Lessen Abortions

    08/03/2006 4:39:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 110 replies · 1,638+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/3/06 | Wendy Wright
    Abortion advocates claim that making the "morning-after pill" available over the counter would be safe and reduce pregnancies and abortions. The real-world experience shows just the opposite. The morning-after pill is a high dose of the birth control pill, which requires a prescription to guard against serious complications such as blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration has never allowed a nonprescription status for a high-dose drug when a low dose of the same drug needs a prescription. The FDA first declined over-the-counter status, concerned it would harm adolescents. Now the FDA is negotiating a scheme for any "woman over...