In a major blow to emergency contraception proponents, the European equivalent of Plan B - known as the "morning after pill" - now includes a warning that the contraceptive is not effective for women over 165 pounds and does not work at all for women over 176 pounds. The implications are staggering: according to the Centers for Disease Control, the average weight of an American woman over 20 is 166.2 pounds.
Drug store employees apparently have no problem selling the Plan B pill to a man who admits he wants to give it secretly to a 15-year-old girl.
In the video, a young girl is shown attempting to buy Sudafed, an over-the-counter cold medicine, and Plan B, an emergency contraceptive. She is permitted to purchase the Plan B, but is prohibited from purchasing Sudafed as she is not 18 years old.
Over the past two weeks, I have paid particular attention to four news stories.
Democrats claim we have one party that upholds science and one that rejects it.
Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are.
How long is this show going to go on in Washington, and must it? They say closing time for its costars is midnight, December 31. That's when the president and the speaker of the House need to agree on the federal budget Or Else, but politicians never met a deadline they couldn't postpone, as in Can, Kick Down the Road.
The dizzying, budgetary roller coaster ride careened closer to the "fiscal cliff" this week when House Speaker John Boehner tossed a new Plan B into negotiations with the White House.
Have you heard about the holiday gift some American girls could be getting? Emergency contraception!
Most financial markets have built-in the assumption that reason will prevail and, once again, we will witness a weeping John Boehner appear before the microphone with deal in hand.
A court has recently stopped Illinois from enforcing a rule that denied freedom of conscience to pharmacists. This is a cause for celebration and an excellent legal win. But as the left reacts hysterically to the supposed lack of access to Plan B that will result, one pharmacist’s story perfectly demonstrates the fundamental flaw at the core of any effort to deny freedom of conscience: compelled violations of conscience won’t expand access, they’ll reduce it.
California Gov. Jerry Brown likes to talk about "loyalty to California." For Brown, that means that public people should put aside their partisan interests to do what is best for the Golden State.
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