Friday, August 25, 2006

Time For Plan B...

Posted by codemorse

From Total Centrist:

This morning, the FDA has approved Plan B for over the counter sale to women over 18 after a three year politically charged battle. The Religious Right was unsuccessful in interdicting the product from being legally sold in America, and that is a solid victory for women.

A victory, indeed. Congratulations are in order to every woman and man who fought and lobbied and pushed to make Plan B available to women in the U.S.

It's gratifying to see that the religious right doesn't yet control our government as it would like to.


At 9:45 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

So what are your feelings on letting teens have access?

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

Beats getting an abortion. Or having a child one is ill-prepared to care for, I'd say.

I'd say parental consent under 16 for a script...and a caveat in the case of rape/incest.

And mandatory dosing for people that live in Oklahoma. Men and women. Pets too.

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Indeed, but there may be health risks involved. It's like prescribing anti-depressants for teens. I don't think enough research has been done. Could be wrong though.

At 9:03 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Back from a wedding over the weekend. Thanks for the comments, fellas.

There's been a substantial amount of study done on Plan B, and it's been classified as "safe" for over a year, at least.

What's held it back are the interests of anti-abortion and radical religious groups.

As far as my thoughts on teens having access?

As Katanga writes, it beats an abortion, or teenage pregnancy. And its very purpose - to PREVENT pregnancy within the first days after having sex, makes it significantly different to me, philosophically, from having an abortion.


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