The likely Republican nominee will be attending a fundraiser sponsored by the head of the pharmaceutical company that manufactures emergency contraception.
A recent Associated Press story mis-reported that a bill in Alabama would restrict access to emergency contraception. In fact, the bill restricts medical abortion, a safe, easy method of early termination. The whole incident underscores why it’s important for the mainstream media to be clear on these distinctions.
After being tipped off by an annonymous pastor, a group asks a clinic to return its grant money because the health clinic offers the “morning-after” pill.
You’ve got rights, for crying out loud. If you’re of legal age to get emergency contraception over the counter, you cannot be lawfully refused on the basis of age.
While Secretary Sebelius’ decision to intervene and block Plan B One-Step’s OTC status was shocking on several fronts, those of us at the Center for Reproductive Rights saw it as “déjà vu all over again.”
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Students at Shippensburg University are able to purchase emergency contraception, condoms,and pregnancy tests from a vending machine, but the media and government backlash threatens the university’s promotion of safer sex and the sexual health of their students.
Further proof of why emergency contraception just can’t be kept behind the pharmacist’s counter.
The Administration’s decision to ignore medical and scientific evidence and deny increased access to Plan-B suggests a failure to understand and acknowledge the effects of this decision on Latinas, women of color, undocumented immigrants and low-income women.
Kathleen Sebelius clearly upheld restrictions on emergency contraception as a naked political move, but it wasn’t even smart politics. Young women, a big voting bloc for Democrats, are insulted and will likely be demoralized by this decision.