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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...
  • Colo. Clinics to Give Away Contraceptives

    06/28/2006 4:32:59 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 472+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 29 June 2006 | CHASE SQUIRES
    DENVER (AP) - Planned Parenthood said they it will distribute free "morning after" contraceptives at state clinics Friday to protest Gov. Bill Owens' veto of a bill that would have let pharmacists prescribe the pill. Owens rejected the measure in April, saying that spreading prescription power beyond doctors and specialized nurses "strays radically from the accepted norms of medicine." "Every woman should have it in their medicine cabinets, in case of birth control failure, or worse, sexual assault," Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, said in a statement. The contraceptive, called Plan B, uses a high dose...
  • Boycott brewing after store owner refuses to stock morning-after pill

    06/22/2006 9:14:11 AM PDT · by junker · 33 replies · 918+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | The Associated Press
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Activists are planning a monthlong boycott of two grocery stores here after the owners said they won't stock morning-after contraceptive pills. The controversy may affect business at the two popular Thriftway stores owned by Stormans Inc., but that won't change the policy, co-owner Kevin Stormans said. "We've made our decision, and it's what we have determined. We're not going to change our position based on what happens. It's not a negotiable issue," he told The Olympian newspaper in Wednesday's editions.
  • Father of RU-486 Victim Exposes Agenda of Former FDA Official

    06/17/2006 9:35:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 6/16/06 | Cara Cook
    In a June 12 letter to the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, Monty Patterson, the father of 18-year-old Holly Patterson, who died in 2003 after taking the abortion pill RU-486, has accused a former official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of deliberately leaving out her associations with pro-abortion advocacy groups in her testimony on RU-486. “I question if there are ethical issues and a potential conflict of interest surrounding Susan F. Wood, Ph.D., testifying at the Subcommittee Hearing on May 17, 2006,” Patterson wrote. Formerly Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the...
  • Ireland: Doctors Oppose Easy Access to Morning After Pill

    05/18/2006 1:09:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 448+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/18/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    GALWAY, Ireland, May 18, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Doctors in Ireland believe over-the counter availability of ‘Plan B’ contraception would encourage young girls to be promiscuous, reported the Irish Medical Times today. Research by general practitioner registrar Dr. Fionnula Murphy found that two-thirds of GP’s did not support easy access to emergency contraception. Dr. Murphy questioned 106 GP’s in Cork, with a 66% response rate, and 170 female patients. 96% of physicians questioned said they prescribed the so-called morning-after pill. The four percent who did not said it was a moral issue for them. The morning-after pill acts as an abortifacient,...
  • Morning after in America (LAT mourning Bush's failure to allow Plan B to be sold OTC)

    03/26/2006 2:36:46 PM PST · by cgk · 37 replies · 888+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3-26-06 | Usual Suspects
    EDITORIAL Morning after in America March 26, 2006 PRESIDENT BUSH'S UNEASY relationship with science and policy is about to hurt him as much as it has already hurt American women. For years now the Food and Drug Administration has failed to make the morning-after contraceptive pill, commonly known as Plan B, available over the counter. This despite numerous studies (including ones by the FDA) showing that the medication is effective and as safe as Tylenol. The result? Millions of women have been deprived of easier and cheaper access to an important product. And the agency has seriously damaged its reputation...
  • Should The State Require That All Pharmacies And Hospitals Carry The Morning After Pill?

    03/07/2006 6:25:56 AM PST · by bertmerc1 · 29 replies · 428+ views
    http://www.wtic.com/ ^ | 3/7/06 | WTIC
    Should The State Require That All Pharmacies And Hospitals Carry The Morning After Pill?
  • Wal-Mart to carry Plan B contraception

    03/03/2006 4:19:13 PM PST · by Dawsonville_Doc · 79 replies · 1,309+ views
    CNN Money ^ | March 3 2006 | CNN Money
    "In a major turnaround, Wal-Mart will begin stocking Plan B contraceptives -- commonly referred to as the "morning-after pill" -- at all of its pharmacies, the company said Friday."
  • Blumenthal proposes way to make Wal-Mart carry morning after pill

    03/03/2006 11:27:46 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 33 replies · 612+ views
    HARTFORD -- The insurance plan for 188,000 state employees and retirees should no longer cover prescriptions at Wal-Mart unless the retail giant agrees to stock emergency contraception pills, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Thursday. Comptroller Nancy Wyman, who administers the plan, requested the ruling. She also sent a letter asking Wal-Mart officials to voluntarily stock the so-called "morning after pill" in its 20 Connecticut pharmacies, but said Thursday that she has not received a response. The board that oversees Massachusetts pharmacies ruled last month that Wal-Marts in that state must fill prescriptions for emergency contraception, and Illinois has a similar...
  • Wal-Mart ordered to carry 'morning-after' pill [great interview by conservative]

    02/20/2006 7:59:43 AM PST · by XR7 · 186 replies · 2,962+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/20/2006 | Tucker Carlson transcript
    Should the government really be telling businesses what products they can stock on their shelves? That‘s debatable, but it is happening. Wal-Mart was ordered this week by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy to carry the morning after pill. It‘s an emergency contraceptive and a commercial one. The directive came after three women, backed by abortion rights groups, sued Wal-Mart to carry the pill in its Massachusetts stores. Dr. Rebecca Guy is one of those women. Dr. Guy, along with her attorney Mr. Sam Perkins, joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the case. CARLSON: Doctor, why should government be telling businesses what...
  • Wal-Mart must stock contraception in Mass

    02/14/2006 10:10:05 AM PST · by LouAvul · 156 replies · 1,966+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-14-06
    BOSTON (AP) - The state board that oversees pharmacies voted Tuesday to require Wal-Mart to stock emergency contraception pills at its Massachusetts pharmacies, a spokeswoman at the Department of Public Health said. The unanimous decision by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy comes two weeks after three women sued Wal-Mart in state court for failing to carry the so called "morning after" pill in its Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the state. The women argue state policy requires pharmacies to provide all "commonly prescribed medicines." The board has sent a letter to Wal-Mart lawyers informing them of the decision, said...
  • Should Walmart Be Required to Stock "Morning After" Pill?: CNN Poll

    02/07/2006 6:16:46 AM PST · by gsrinok · 57 replies · 1,280+ views
    What a Stupid Question! Why should Walmart be forced to stock abortion pills?
  • Freep this poll( Walmart and the Morning after Pill)

    02/06/2006 12:50:40 PM PST · by bayourant · 54 replies · 1,096+ views
    cnn ^ | 02/06006 | cnn
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/02/01/walmart.contraception.ap/index.html
  • Study Finds Many US Catholic Hospitals Hand out Abortion Drugs - Names Them

    02/03/2006 4:20:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 563+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/3/06 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, February 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Despite the fact that so-called "emergency contraception" (EC) can cause early abortions; a new study has found that only 35% of the Catholic hospitals surveyed indicated that EC is not available at the hospital.  The study was conducted in four states in which the law discriminates against those do not wish to participate in abortion by requiring the abortion-causing drugs be made available or suggested in emergency rooms for sexual assault patients.The study was carried out by Ibis Reproductive Health and commissioned by the pro-abortion anti-Catholic group misnamed "Catholics for a Free...
  • Massachusetts Women File Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart Over Plan B Drugs

    02/01/2006 1:06:42 PM PST · by md2576 · 15 replies · 496+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 02/01/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) -- Three Massachusetts women, with the backing of leading pro-abortion organizations, have filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart because the nation's top retailer does not carry the morning after pills, which can sometimes cause an abortion. An attorney in the case did not have more details, including the names of the women who sued, but told the Boston Globe newspaper the lawsuit is based on long-standing pharmacy regulations in the state. Responding to the lawsuit, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, Sarah Clark, said the company doesn't carry the morning after pill for "business reasons." She declined to discuss those reasons...
  • Pharmacists in Manitoba Refuse to Dispense Abortifacient “Morning After” Pill

    01/30/2006 5:09:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 1/30/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    STEINBACH, Manitoba, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNew.com) –Over half the pharmacies in the town of Steinbach refuse to stock the abortifacient pill known as “Plan B,” which will prevent pregnancy, or end a pregnancy in the first few days following conception. "You're not going to find that around here because of the kind of community this is," staff in a small, privately owned pharmacy told the Winnipeg Free Press last week. Steinbach is a predominantly Christian community with strong roots in the Mennonite tradition. Health Canada made Plan B available without a prescription in April 2005. It is kept behind...
  • 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...
  • Target Pharmacist Fired for Refusing to Dispense Abortifacient Morning-After Pill

    01/27/2006 12:56:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 294 replies · 2,942+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 1/27/06 | Terry Vanderheyden
    ST. LOUIS, Missouri, January 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Target pharmacist has lost her job for refusing to dispense or refer for the abortifacient morning-after pill.“For me, life begins with two cells,” said Heather Williams, explaining that the so-called emergency contraception pill, Plan B by Barr Pharmaceuticals, often prevents implantation of a newly formed human embryo within the uterine wall – which, of course, constitutes abortion. The same mechanism is responsible for the sometimes abortifacient effect of the regular birth-control-pill.According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, Williams has refused to dispense or refer for the abortifacient for the past five...
  • Thousands of 13-Year-Olds Given Abortifacient Morning-After Pills without Parents Knowledge

    01/16/2006 1:12:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 895+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/06 | Terry Vanderheyden
    LONDON, January 16, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Statistics obtained from the UK’s Department of Health revealed that thousands of girls 13 or younger have been given the abortifacient morning-after pill without their parent’s knowledge or consent. The National Health Service figures revealed that at 302 clinics about 2,400 13-year-old or younger girls had been given the morning-after pill, while another 400 were secretly given long-term (usually by hormonal implant) contraception. The figures do not take into account those girls who obtained the pills independently from pharmacists. The Daily Mail obtained the statistics through the Freedom of Information Act. “While growing numbers...
  • ACLJ to Defend Two Pharmacists Fired for Refusing to Provide Abortifacients (Where's the ACLU???)

    12/22/2005 3:02:47 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 634+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 23 December 2005
    The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) announced today that legal action is underway in defense of two pharmacists who were fired for refusing to hand out abortifacient drugs. “These Conscience Clause cases are significant and represent the cutting edge of the abortion debate in our country right now;” ACLJ said in a statement to the press. “Doctors, nurses and pharmacists should not be compelled to violate their conscience and participate in an abortion procedure. We have already had success in a number of cases around the country, and we are confident that we will succeed in Illinois as...
  • Mitt Romney Flip Flops

    12/17/2005 9:43:09 AM PST · by khnyny · 83 replies · 1,114+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12-17-05 | khnyny
    Romney says no hospitals are exempt from pill law He reverses stand on Plan B By Scott Helman, Globe Staff December 9, 2005 Governor Mitt Romney reversed course on the state's new emergency contraception law yesterday, saying that all hospitals in the state will be obligated to provide the morning-after pill to rape victims. The decision overturns a ruling made public this week by the state Department of Public Health that privately run hospitals could opt out of the requirement if they objected on moral or religious grounds. Romney had initially supported that interpretation, but he said yesterday that he...
  • 200 pharmacists attend training for morning-after pill

    12/12/2005 9:19:01 AM PST · by billorites · 11 replies · 466+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | December 12, 2005 | AP
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Six months after Gov. John Lynch signed a bill that would make "morning-after" pills available to women hoping to prevent unwanted pregnancies, about 200 pharmacists have received training in dispensing the drug. The law allows pharmacists who have volunteered for the training to provide women with an elevated dose of birth-control hormones without a doctor's prescription. The drug, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, can cut a woman's chance of pregnancy by up to 89 percent. The drug prevents ovulation or fertilization and can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus. Supporters...
  • Romney Does Flip and Forces Catholic Hospitals to Distribute Morning-After-Pill

    12/10/2005 4:26:35 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 37 replies · 896+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10 December 2005 | Gudrun Schultz
    BOSTON, December 9, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a shocking turn-around, Massachusetts’s governor Mitt Romney announced yesterday that Roman Catholic and other private hospitals in the state will be forced to offer emergency contraception to sexual assault victims under new state legislation, regardless of the hospitals’ moral position on the issue. The Republican governor had earlier defended the right of hospitals to avoid dispensing the “morning-after pill” on the grounds of moral dissent. The Boston Globe reported that Romney’s flip on the issue came after his legal counsel, Mark D. Nielsen, concluded Wednesday that the new law supersedes a preexisting statute...
  • Prescription for firings: Call Walgreens boycott

    12/03/2005 2:17:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 77 replies · 1,255+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/3/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A Southern Illinois abortion foe, backed by her local Catholic diocese, is asking consumers to pull their prescriptions from Walgreens until four pharmacists, on unpaid leave for refusing to agree to fill orders for the morning-after contraceptive pill, are reinstated. Ann Polka, manager for the Belleville Diocese's Project Rachel, a post-abortion healing program, is also asking regional residents to refrain from doing other shopping at the chain's stores. "This is an unjust action," Polka told the Belleville, Illinois, News-Democrat. "They are being let go because they couldn't in good conscience dispense the drugs." At issue is the Plan B morning-after...
  • Jill Stanek: When Plan B is Plan A

    11/16/2005 6:06:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 714+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/16/05 | Jill Stanek
    I received a call this week from a worried pharmacist. I live in a state where pharmacists are required by law to dispense the morning-after pill, even if they have a moral objection. MAPs are megadoses of the same hormones in birth-control pills and may cause abortions by stopping an embryo from implanting in the wall of the uterus, the reason for the moral objection. This pharmacist was a sole-supporting mother of two. She said she had managed to avoid being forced to choose between her conscience and her job until the day she called me. That day, she was...
  • FDA's Morning-After Pill Decision Probed

    11/14/2005 5:11:06 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 502+ views
    ABC News Via AP Wire ^ | November 14, 2005 | Lauran Neergaard
    (Report Finds FDA Emergency Contraception Decision 'Unusual,' Political Motives Suspected) WASHINGTON - Top federal health officials may have rejected easier access to the morning-after pill before reviewing all the scientific evidence, according to an independent audit Monday that renewed charges that politics trumped science. Congressional auditors reported that the Food and Drug Administration's May 2004 decision on emergency contraception deviated from 10 years of agency practice in evaluating over-the-counter sales of prescription drugs and was unusual in several respects. Critics in Congress declared their suspicions confirmed and urged the FDA's boss to intervene to assure that a still pending reconsideration...
  • George Bush and Women’s Rights

    10/09/2005 6:10:22 PM PDT · by neverhome · 2 replies · 269+ views
    alanburkhart.com ^ | 10-09-05 | Alan Burkhart
    According to NARAL and other organizations that claim to support the rights of women, George W. Bush must be some kind of backward-thinking, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal. If you listen to their rhetoric, you’d think that Dubya must beat poor Laura with a club every night before sending her to a dark and dirty kitchen to toil over a hot woodstove. He probably makes his daughters wear chastity belts and floor-length bloomers, too.
  • No restraining order on contraceptives - Illinois judge refuses to block pharmacy requirement

    09/23/2005 3:41:41 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 21 replies · 698+ views
    Peoria Journal Star ^ | 9/23/05 | Doug Finke
    A Sangamon County judge Thursday refused to block a rule from Gov. Rod Blagojevich requiring Illinois pharmacies to dispense emergency contraceptives. Judge John Belz denied the request for a temporary restraining order filed by two pharmacists who said they are morally opposed to dispensing the so-called "morning after" pill. Belz said the pharmacists failed to meet the legal standards for him to issue a restraining order, including that they had exhausted all other legal remedies. "I believe the plaintiffs are here early," Belz said. "You may very well have your day in court. Today is not the day." Edward Martin,...
  • Walgreen's cited for refusing to sell morning-after pill

    09/16/2005 7:00:48 AM PDT · by BradMorris64 · 16 replies · 980+ views
    Peoria Journal Star ^ | Friday, September 16, 2005 | Mary Massingale
    A West Peoria Walgreen's pharmacy may lose its state license because a pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for the morning-after pill. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on Thursday notified three pharmacies of a November hearing on consumer complaints about them refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception, marketed as Plan B.
  • Calif. bill requires pharmacies to supply `morning-after' pill

    09/09/2005 3:35:57 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 8 replies · 405+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/9/05 | Mark Gladstone
    A measure intended to ensure that pharmacists do not deny women emergency contraception won final legislative passage Thursday and was sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The governor hasn't taken a position on the proposal that was among scores of measures being debated into the night as legislators pushed to wrap up their chores for the year -- one day early. Partisan divisions marked much of the debate as frazzled members girded for the November special election called by the governor. The bill came in response to widely publicized cases in which pharmacists -- citing moral objections -- refused to fill...
  • US FDA official quits over contraceptive delay (Good Riddance)

    08/31/2005 3:07:58 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 482+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/05
    A senior women's health official at the Food and Drug Administration resigned on Wednesday to protest the agency's failure to approve over-the-counter sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive despite favorable recommendations from staff scientists. The FDA said Friday it was indefinitely postponing a decision on Barr Pharamceuticals Inc.'s (BRL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) bid to sell the Plan B contraceptive without a prescription. A decision that "continues to limit women's access to a product that would reduce unintended pregnancies and reduce abortions is contrary to my core commitment to improving and advancing women's health," said Susan Wood, the FDA's assistant commissioner for...