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Listen to The Bunnies: Tell FDA to Act Now!

Listen to The Bunnies: Tell FDA to Act Now!

One year ago on March 23, the FDA was ordered to reconsider it’s policy on emergency contraception by a federal court, because it has limited access to emergency contraception, deviating from its own policy on approved, over-the-counter drug access. But it has still failed to act.

Sign the petition, Tell the FDA to Act Now!

The Center for Reproductive Rights sued the FDA and on March 23, 2009, a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put politics before women’s health when it decided to limit over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive. The court ordered the FDA to reconsider its decision and to act within 30 days to extend over-the-counter access to 17-year-olds. That was one year ago and the FDA still has not acted.

Tell the FDA to respect the scientific evidence and move quickly to end restrictions on emergency contraception!

Sign the petition, Tell the FDA to Act Now!

Emergency contraception is available without a prescription, but only for women age 17 and older. Pharmacies and clinics must keep it behind the counter and anyone seeking to buy it must show government issued identification proving their age in order to buy it without a prescription.

These special restrictions, different from any other drug with over-the-counter status, are a clear effort to stigmatize those who need them and to deter them from purchasing an over-the-counter drug they have a legal right to.

Listen to the bunnies!

 

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6:27AM PDT on Aug 27, 2010

The current FDA is hell bent on taking away any and all of our access to nutritious food and natural supplements, in favor of a daily dose of pharmaceutical poison. What should we expect from a so-called "government" agency that is largely funded by the very corporations it is meant to regulate.Celebrities Nude

12:54PM PDT on Apr 22, 2010

This only proves how dangerous and unethical the FDA truly is

5:01PM PDT on Apr 21, 2010

clean up your act, FDA!

11:44AM PDT on Mar 27, 2010

Yes, ec needs to be widely available and cheap! it costs like 50 bucks in some states

6:06PM PDT on Mar 25, 2010

there are already enough unwanted children. if people are going to be sensable about birth control, then let them get this pill . better safe then to have a child who is not wanted, ends up being neglected, and unloved.

2:09PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

Making emergency contraception more accessible would help women become more responsible for their own lives and prevent a lot of pregnancies.

1:49PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

I think we should be allowed to make our own reproductive decisions at this point in history. Contraception should be a choice for everyone. If you don't believe in it, you don't have to use it.

1:07PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

Misfired the mouse on that last comment...sorry about that. It should read "Quit trying to twist the government's arm to prevent those of us who don't follow your views from having access to the services and pharmaceuticals we need!

1:06PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

Already signed it...an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! ALL women should have access to Plan B regardless of age! Better a pill now that increases your chances of having your period on time than an abortion due to an unwanted pregnancy resulting from rape or contraceptive failure later! I'm pro-choice, but I'm even more pro-knowledge about effective contraception and access to effective contraception that can help prevent the need for abortions!

I'm sick of the Religious Reich trying to force the rest of us to follow their religious rules regarding reproduction! If you're against abortion, don't have one. If you're against contraception, don't use it. But quit trying to twist the government's arm to prevent those of us who don't follow your views to live by them anyway!

12:42PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

awww how cute they are [: thanks for the video

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