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Morning After Pill rant - Phil's Rambling Rants
May 7th, 2004
12:23 pm

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Morning After Pill rant
Today it comes to light that the FDA, apparently under orders from the White House, has overridden the solid recommendation of its own scientific advisory committee and refused to allow the morning after pill to be sold without a prescription. They made official excuses about there not being enough data to show that it was safe for girls 16 and under, but we all know what's really going on here.

How long can thinking people who believe in freedom allow religious demogogues to dictate that unwanted pregnancies and children must be the punishment for what they have decided is immoral behavior?

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From:mrlogic
Date:May 7th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
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If that was what they were really concerned about, they could make it saleable only to those who could show ID that they were over 16. Age limits on saleable goods, obviously, are nothing new (cigarettes, liquor, etc.). Of course, others could still buy them for underage users (just as with cigarettes, liquor, etc.), so perhaps that wouldn't fly.
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From:tnatj
Date:May 7th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC)
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How long can thinking people who believe in freedom allow religious demogogues to dictate that unwanted pregnancies and children must be the punishment for what they have decided is immoral behavior?

As long as the votes are there.

It's a question of political power and influence, not "right thinking."
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 7th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC)
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As long as evil creeps like Rumsfeld and Cheney run things. Most folks aren't "thinking people who believe in freedom". Most folks just want to be told what to do.

Do I sound cynical?
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