The GOP platform committee did not amend language from the 2004 and 2008 GOP platforms, which “assert the sanctity of human life,” and provide no exceptions to abortion in any case whatsoever. The committee add language opposing drugs such as mifepristone, but members agreed that this platform amendment did not apply to EC.
It’s bad enough that a victim of sexual assault was jailed for an outstanding warrant when she went to report her rape. But being denied emergency contraception by her guard? No wonder she’s suing.
In practice, pharmacists are enforcing de facto age restrictions on access to emergency contraception even for women well over the age of 17.
Heeding the numerous studies that note that emergency contraception shows no eveidence of working by impeding implantation of a fertilized egg, the FDA has changed the online drug description.
In their constant effort to obfuscate and redefine the issues, anti-choicers are trying to change the definition of pregnancy as a precursor to outlawing contraception. Unfortunately, corporate media “fact-checkers” aren’t doing too well keeping it straight either.
The potential exists, down the road, of using emergency contraception, not only as a ‘morning after’ pill, but also a ‘morning of’ pill. But don’t ditch your regular or backup method just yet.
Are you tired of waiting for the FDA to get its head out of you-know-where and finally approve over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception? Then let them know.
It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.
If you’re worried, check out Planned Parenthood’s newest online tool – a widget designed to help you figure out if you’re pregnant, what options are available and how to access those options.
A new form of emergency contraception, ella, is now available to women in the United States. And predictably, the far right is up in arms.