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A Young Doctor’s Response to President Obama’s Plan B Failure: Where Is the Scientific Integrity?

Experts, who we count on for guidance and sound evidence-based medicine, have repeatedly shown Plan B to be not only extremely effective, but incredibly safe. Although the experts in the FDA agreed with the well-researched and well-presented data on Plan B, Secretary Sebelius and President Obama chose to ignore their expertise and base their decision on politics, not science.

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Disappointed Doesn’t Cut It Anymore: A Mother’s Rebuttal of President Obama’s Plan B Politics

Disappointed, angry, dismayed — these are only some of the emotions I am feeling this afternoon after hearing President Obama’s poor excuse for restricting access to Plan B One Step. I am also scared. How does Obama’s hollow rationale and rejection of science make him any different than Michele Bachmann?

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“Dr.” Sebelius’s Bitter Pill: A Case of National Malpractice

“Dr.” Kathleen Sebelius prescribed us a bitter pill when she ignored overwhelming evidence on the safety and effectiveness of emergency contraception to prohibit its sale over-the-counter.  Is this change we can believe in?  It’s certainly not a “common sense” solution. President Obama and Secretary Sebelius should listen to real doctors and the FDA Commissioner, and make this decision based on science, not politics.

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Denying Access to Plan B: An Act of Political Cowardice

On contemplating, again, what it feels like to be thrown under the bus by politicians who take women for granted.

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Politics Over Science: HHS Keeps Emergency Contraception From Store Shelves

What should have been a routine decision based on sound scientific and medical evidence just got hijacked by politics – again.

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After the EC Decision, A Lifelong, Third Generation Democrat Wonders Where She Belongs

Today’s news about our own Kathleen Sebelius’ overruling the FDA on EC for youth in need of pregnancy prevention is cause for a second continuous day for disappointment.  This act serves as one more nail in the women’s rights coffin… jointly constructed by the Republican AND Democratic Party.  As a lifelong, 3rd generation Democrat, I feel like a red-headed stepchild born of two blond parents, slightly out of place and wondering to whom I really belong. 

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In Astounding Move, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Overrules FDA Recommendation to Make Plan B Over-the-Counter

In what can only be called an astounding move, today Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) overruled a much-awaited decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make emergency contraception (EC) available over-the-counter (OTC) to women of all ages. No HHS Secretary has ever before overruled an FDA decision, according to the New York Times.

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Hallelujah for Plan B!

The FDA thinks about making Plan B available to everyone–and avoiding those pharmacists who think they know better than you what you need.

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FDA Intercedes on Preterm Labor Drug Price Gouging

The federal Food and Drug Association states it will not stop other companies from making a cheaper version of the preterm labor drug Makena.

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Roundup: Santorum: Blame Social Security Woes on Abortion

FDA may allow generic form of preterm labor drug despite exclusivity agreement, Rick Santorum blames abortion for Social Security problems, and Iowa wants to ban Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of rape and incest – even though they don’t pay for any.

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