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Sebelius Overrules FDA Decision to Widen Access to Morning-After Pill

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Interesting that men have virtually unlimited access to "stimulus" pills and condoms and yet women are stopped and blocked from decisions about their own bodies.


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Vallee R (280)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 7:52 am
Saw this last night - what better way to start brainwashing children - kids under 18 have sex - have a child - Children's' Services takes that child away and bingo - train them as they wish!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 8:40 am
I've got an idea.

File paternity suits on the Republican candidates!

Don't have to be real just gossipy!

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 8:42 am

Or maybe castrate each of them, why should they have reproductive rights if women do not? Am I angry? You bet!!!

Caitlin M (104)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 8:51 am
I didn't realize that Emergency Contraception (EC) has been available OTC (over the counter = without prescription) for 2 years or so. That's pretty amazing in itself. I'm a little mixed about this ruling. Young people may need lots of access to information before making such a decision and perhaps not having the Plan B pill will help them get informed first. Then again, I don't know anyone who couldn't ask a friend to buy them beer if they wanted it.. so, is it worth the game playing here. Politically, the answer is probably yes.

pam w (139)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 9:12 am

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 9:53 am

From the article:

"In a statement this afternoon FDA underscored that it "had been carefully evaluating for over a decade whether emergency contraceptives containing levonorgestrel, such as Plan B One-Step, are safe and effective for nonprescription use to reduce the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse."

Experts, noted the statement, "including obstetrician/gynecologists and pediatricians, reviewed the totality of the data and agreed that it met the regulatory standard for a nonprescription drug and that Plan B One-Step should be approved for all females of child-bearing potential."

Recourse? Dump Sebelius. This decision seems to be based far more on personal issues then science. Frankly, I don't care about individual morals, except when they are used to affect a national policy. As for teenagers - they will have sex, and as long as this nation refuses to offer helpful and healthy sexual information, then at least allow them an alternative or choice to a FORCED pregnancy. Because of these blind-fold decisions there are actually teenagers that think if they are not married they can not become pregnant.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 10:58 am
I vote for Kit's idea!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 11:12 am
There is a petition on calling for her to reverse her decision:

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:26 pm

Thank you for signing the petition "President Obama: Don't Play Politics with the Health of Women and Young People"

Thanks for the heads up on the petition, Armand.

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:28 pm
#2021 Signed the petition and posted it to FB.

Kit, you and me both, girlfriend. This crap ticks me off to no end. She-b**** needs to go. She just bertrayed millions of women for the sake of her own views instead of doing what she was put in that office to do -- rely on science and do what is in the interest of the majority. Yet again betrayed from the inside. I am so sick of this kind of crap. Who bought her off...nevermind....there are several that come to mind. Hope they have plenty of money set aside to help care for all the unwanted pregnancies that might occur because abstainence dang sure ain't gonna happen. Oh, wait, they don;t believe in that right, you're on your own once it's birthed. Disgusting.

And you are right about all these 'stiffy' pills that men have access to. Makes me ill. They can have access to all this trash that keeps them in the game way past what NATURE INTENDED. But a woman have access to pills that would save her an unwanted, unintended, accidental mishap....noooooooooooooooooooooo can't have that choice now can we.... I am so sick of other people playing games with women's health and very lives. I'll shut up now but,.......yeah....I'm beyond pi$$ed.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:35 pm

Right on Terrie - and women don't get accidentally pregnant without a man being involved. So if they want to control our bodies then it's only right that women have a direct say in their [men's] bodies. Wonder just how they would feel about a law that after 2 children they would be forced to have a vasectomy?

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:49 pm
Love it! But you know, they would never submit themselves to that. it's a man-thing, some (not all) think it is their RIGHT to procreate as freely and as often as they feel fit. I would love to see that happen though. LOL. Or at the very least a male birth control pill they have to take everyday. But yes, a two child limit per man then snip snip. LOL

I can say that, LOL, I had myself spayed to ensure there would be no issue from this body -- way before marriage ever entered the picture. Thankfully, I married a man that didn't feel the need to replicate himself for posterity. They are few and far between.

Sally M (72)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:31 pm
How about making the "stiffy" pill a 'prescription only' pill....and then set the age limits? No man over the age of say...50, or under the age of say, 21? Good years to possibly be a decent dad to a child...oh, and no pills 2x in the same calendar year....after all, isn't sex for reproduction only? Too bad if you didn't get someone pregnant in a month!
Oh, and one must prove himself to be capable of raising a child if he has gotten his partner pregnant by using this 'pill'...oh, and how about showing a financial report too? After all, if we women are not allowed to control the fate of our own bodies, why should men have such a privilege?
Sex should come with a price for the guys too! How about making the "Viagra-man-pills" really, really, really expensive? Costing roughly what being pregnant, delivering a baby, and raising a child to age 21 would cost? And what is the 'cost' for the wear and tear (literally) on the body of the woman? Tack on another have a million or so....yeah, this would work!!!!

We all know that anyone can get the PlanB pill for an underage girl, but why should our young women have to sneak around and do something illegal? It's their body!

Come on women......we must protest this!!!!

Nancy C (806)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:48 pm
a petition:

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 4:21 pm
i really do understand concern for children, but why is it that the concern is always limited to article comments, campaign funding and voting booths. where are all these people when it comes to the orphans and the suffering children of the world. and i'm not talking about the $20 a month they give to save-a-child. i'm talking about true sacrifice. every person who votes against accessible birth control and abortions had better be walking the talk.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 6:31 pm

Indeed Catherine, we hear so much concern about unborn children, then once born it's a teenage or unskilled mom is left to try to feed, house and educate that child. Phony nonsense. Concern if real doesn't end at birth.

Oh yeah, Terrie - snip, snip!

Bette M (91)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 6:48 pm
Kit wrote:
"As for teenagers - they will have sex, and as long as this nation refuses to offer helpful and healthy sexual information, then at least allow them an alternative or choice to a FORCED pregnancy. Because of these blind-fold decisions there are actually teenagers that think if they are not married they can not become pregnant."

Amen Kit.....So very true.
The high & mighty politicians see to it their own get educated
and access to any and all BC/abortions they want. But, Peggy Sue
of Kickabucket, Kansas will have to endure her pregnancy just because
she is not a Duggar or heaven forbid an Octomom!
As I see it birth control & abortions should be freely dispensed to
anyone girl/woman who wants one.
Afterall, there will never be any shortage of humans on this planet
considering there are seven billion of us with more than half of
that living in shear poverty.
Better to carry an armful of books than a baby & care for eighteen

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 6:51 pm

The govenment is out of control and we better stop talking and start acting.

Bette M (91)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 7:08 pm
Sbilius is an idiot......This woman should
visit an orphanage or go visit places like
India or Africa to understand, see with her
own eyes what life is like when there is no
knowledge or understanding of what BC/abortion
is and what purpose it serves.
Be a lot better and a shorter trip if Sebelius
took a short hop to the hills, valleys & hollers
of W.Va, Tenn., Kentucky, Georgia to see how
young girls/women live with no BC access or
information to keep themselves from getting pregnant.

And trust me people from these states don't get any
further than Daisey May or little Abner....Do you
wonder why?!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Donn M (56)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 10:29 pm
It's not as if these dopey girls can't still get a prescription. If that's too much of a hassle, maybe they'll be more responsible about using birth control.

Susanne R (236)
Friday December 9, 2011, 12:03 am
Kathleen Sebelius has betrayed a very large number of American women with this decision! She took away a woman's right to decide for herself, only days into a possible conception, whether or not she's able to assume responsibility for another life. Regardless of what the religious right think they've accomplished, this will only cause countless women to seek abortions --some late term-- and will result in more unwanted, abused, abandoned and emotionally damaged children who will, unfortunately, become society's problem. And don't count on the Republicans to come to their aid --even though the religious right is part of their base. They only force women to give birth when an unplanned pregnancy occurs. They don't seem to care what happens to the mother or child after the child's birth --especially if it diverts taxpayer dollars from their corporate masters. Hypocrisy, much like misogyny, is alive and well and even being facilitated by ambitious traitors --I mean women!

KS Goh (0)
Friday December 9, 2011, 4:49 am
Thanks for the article.

Kit B (276)
Friday December 9, 2011, 8:17 am

Donni you are nothing if not consistent. Do you know the price of birth control pills? Do you realize that many in this country can not afford to buy prescriptions for birth control as they are not covered by insurance, and that many can not afford insurance even if it did cover birth control? Do you realize that between up-tight, mentally constipated parents and a lack of sexual education in school these young people know little about sex, beyond their very natural urges. Do you realize just how cruel and insensitive to reality your remarks are? Why aren't we discussing the men/boys who can't be bother with a condom? "Teach your children well..." We are lying to our young people and then using the compulsion of unjust laws and regulations, making them to live the lie through FORCED motherhood.

Dee C (229)
Friday December 9, 2011, 11:40 am
And to add to your above comment Kit..Birth control does not always work..but then those that wish to be so opinionated about something they know nothing of..well you know how that


Mary DeForest (31)
Friday December 9, 2011, 12:17 pm
It was Obama's decision. I heard the speech, where the Health Secretary promises to keep fighting to make this availiable to all females. If I vote for an indpenedent-I split the liberal vote, so I have to vote for Obama, but he keeps caving to the far right. This was ready to go, but Obama changed it 24 hours-having restrictions to females aged 16 and under.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday December 9, 2011, 12:19 pm
A law should be made so that everybody that are against birth control and abortion would be forced to pay for one of these child! These pieces of crap only care about fetuses! When these poor unwanted children are born you see none of them fighting for them! The only time we see one of these heartless ignorant morons fighting for someone is when that someone is suffering and they want them to have every treatment that exist so that their painful lives last longer!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 9, 2011, 1:55 pm
Noted , thanks !

ewoud k (68)
Friday December 9, 2011, 3:41 pm

Just numerous girls with possible unwanted pregnancies (ok, maybe they should have paid attention before, but that's not the issue here) sacrificed on the altar of VOTES!: it's well known (and if you didn't until now, you'll know from now on) that in politics only the final result counts, not how you got there.

n my naivity I thought the Dems were more sincere than that.

How naive....

Bette M (91)
Friday December 9, 2011, 3:47 pm
ewoud.....The democrates are about as
sincere as the devil & that includes the republicans too.

Plant protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Walter Firth (45)
Friday December 9, 2011, 5:51 pm
Thanks Kit I agree wih your comments .K.Sibelius seems to have a soul mate in our opposition leader Tony Abbott.When he was health minister,in a previous government, he would not allow the introduction of ru486..Unfortunately politicians insist on imposing their moral values on other people.The seem to forget that we are a secular state and should have freedom of choice..

Kinger K. (0)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 12:17 am
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Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 6:16 am
Thanks Kit, important post! And thanks Armand, petition definitely signed, here's the hot link again.

Gender equality my foot... shame shame shame !
Someone needs to rape that lady S. and get her breeding at least 6 consecutive times... all these double standards in the USofA are unacceptable! Stand up and fight ladies!

Carmen S (611)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 8:02 am
noted, thanks Kit

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 11, 2011, 7:45 am
Wait until I tell Rachel Maddow.
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