Saturday, August 27, 2005

FDA Caves to Religious Right Pressure

In its never-ending battle to make sure that unmarried women who have sex will be punished for it, the religious right's threat of protest has caused the Federal Drug Administration to once again delay making a decision on allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill. If they really wanted to reduce the number of abortions in this country, the religious right would help young women obtain effective birth control. And if the FDA wasn't the tool of this present regime, where science always bows to the superior power of religious political considerations, then the morning-after pill ("Plan B") would already be on pharmacy shelves, especially since its been approved for prescription use in this country for six years already.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York described the FDA's decision as "outrageous," "disturbing," and "a wake-up call to everybody in this country."

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