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Anti-Choice Nitwits Just Going To Picket Everything Now Because Why Not?

We were already perfectly aware that people in the anti-choice movement have a rather casual relationship with the truth. Actually, that’s overstating the relationship a bit. Anti-choicers and truth do not even live in the same zip code. They might not even live in the same state. So, we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the not-at-all-good people at Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM!) are mounting one of their patented full poutrage anti-abortion hissy fits, completely with “sidewalk counseling” at a Planned Parenthood location that does not actually perform abortions. Read more on Anti-Choice Nitwits Just Going To Picket Everything Now Because Why Not?…
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Barack Obama To Give Children All The Whore Pills They Can Stuff Into Their Hello Kitty Backpacks

After losing a lawsuit in federal court, and then an appeal, the Obama administration is dropping its opposition to a judge’s order to allow over the counter sales of “Plan B” emergency contraception without age restrictions. We’re pretty sure that the decision to not fight the case any further will be met with a minimum of freakouts, don’t you think? Let’s see… LifeNews.com has this even-handed assessment: “Obama Admin OKs Morning After Pill for Young Girls, Sexual Predators” Looks like a good model for covering other topics. “Hybrid Cars Help Sexual Predators Get Better Gas Mileage.” Read more on Barack Obama To Give Children All The Whore Pills They Can Stuff Into Their Hello Kitty Backpacks…
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Obama Does Not Want Babies To Not Have Babies

Hey there, teenagers who want emergency contraceptions! The FDA says you should be allowed to buy it, but the Department of Health and Human Services says you shouldn’t, and Obama isn’t really helping at all with this one, so if you’re scared you might be pregnant just keep reading the newspaper until you see an article about what everybody can eventually decide about letting you have the medicine that doctors say is perfectly safe for you to take. A quick timeline, for those of you who may not have been tracking the convoluted battle over the availability of the “morning-after pill”: The FDA ruled two years ago that the pill was safe for use by anyone of child-bearing age — in other words, anyone who needs it would be able to take it. How lucky, you might think, until you read the rest of this paragraph. Health and Human Services decided this was not OK to be doing, because Jesus, or something, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA, maintaining the restriction that girls younger than 17 needed a prescription in a move the Union of Concerned Scientists said was the first time HHS had chosen to simply take an FDA drug approval and say “nah, not this time.” But the fun does not stop there! Read more on Obama Does Not Want Babies To Not Have Babies…
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Andrea Peyser Wants To Knock Up Your Pre-Teen

New York Post harpie-in-residence Andrea Peyser, what are you shrieking and yowling about this morning? Oh, that teen pregnancy has gone down 25 percent in New York City over the past decade, so we should stop teaching sex ed and giving out birth control? Madam, you are genius. Come, let us listen at Peyser’s gentle murmurs, together! They’ve gone too far. City schools routinely provide mandatory lessons in deviant sex to 11-year-olds. But kids can forget about wrapping their little fingers on a fattening, contraband brownie. Now schools are tinkering with young girls’ bodies at an alarming rate. Read more on Andrea Peyser Wants To Knock Up Your Pre-Teen…
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Your Big Fat Wonkette Guide To The ‘Plan B’ Fiscal Cliff Nonsense Tornado

What the hell happened last night, and why does everybody think John Boehner is a big toolbox? Ok. Deep breaths. We will work our way through this together. The problem is the “fiscal cliff,” which is a thing invented by Congress to make themselves look like assholes. House Speaker John Boehner (R-The Sun) and Barack Obama have been “negotiating” to try to avoid this cliff, because it is projected to send the country back into a recession. This is regarded by both sides as a Bad Thing, so, logically, both sides have also turned it into a big game of chicken, for Leverage, because, again, they are assholes. Read more on Your Big Fat Wonkette Guide To The ‘Plan B’ Fiscal Cliff Nonsense Tornado…
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Romney Fans To Gobble Down Sex Pills At Posh Fundraiser

Real Americans everywhere are recoiling in disgust at Mitt Romney’s latest campaign move: He’s inviting the wealthiest plutocrats to dine with him on Star Island, a literally insular retreat of the rich and powerful near Miami. The fat cats will have to pony up $50,000 apiece just to bask in Mitt’s presence, with the campaign accountants using some kind of jiggery pokery to make a mockery of the legal limits on campaign contributions. Here, the 1 percent will eat gold-plated quail livers and plot their continuing class war against … haha, just kidding, nobody is at all angry about a standard fundraising tactic enjoyed by Democratic and Republican candidates alike! But there is a wee bit of outrage over the fact that the host of this event is the Chairman of the Board of the company that makes a popular emergency contraceptive, which means that this event is basically the equivalent of Mitt Romney sending nuns to Auschwitz. Read more on Romney Fans To Gobble Down Sex Pills At Posh Fundraiser…
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Plan-B Access Denied by Incorrigible Twits, GOP Very Upset Obama Trying to Appoint Cabinet Secretary

For the first time in the 105-year history of the Food and Drug Administration an FDA directive has been publicly overruled by the department of Health and Human Services. About what? About teenagers doing it! That’s right, FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg released a statement yesterday declaring that Plan-B, an emergency contraceptive long known to anyone paying attention to be even safer than aspirin, should be available over the counter to people of all ages (read: all people doing it with other people). HHS director Kathleen Sebelius, however, swiftly responded and publicly vetoed Hamburg, declaring that the drug could only be sold over the counter to sexually active girls age seventeen and older. And for those under the age of seventeen? Well, they’re just going to have to get a doctor’s note. Read more on Plan-B Access Denied by Incorrigible Twits, GOP Very Upset Obama Trying to Appoint Cabinet Secretary…
 

Plan B Ushers In New Era of Immorality, Hot Sex

Just as we all feared, sales of Plan B — the so-called “morning after pill” — have skyrocketed since the drug was made available to any Tom, Dick, and Harlot who can manage to close her legs long enough to drag herself to the pharmacy and cough up $50 to escape responsibility for her disgusting actions. Plan B was a $40 million/year concern until the FDA betrayed us all, and now Barr Pharmaceuticals is on track to make twice that off the backs of the ignorant and slutty in 2007. Read more on Plan B Ushers In New Era of Immorality, Hot Sex…
 

Remainders: Sexy Correlation Does Not Equal Sexy Causation

Islamofascists and their apologists suck at Photoshop. [Michelle Malkin] “Lying b[itch] … shrew … Machiavellian … evil, power-mad witch … the ultimate self-serving politician”: Hillary-mania is in full swing in NH. [To the People] Read more on Remainders: Sexy Correlation Does Not Equal Sexy Causation…
 

Finally, a Cult We Can All Get Behind

Being generally liberal when it comes to matters of reproductive freedom, we are not quite willing to believe that this isn’t a strong argument by the FDA for legalization of and easy access to birth control: Read more on Finally, a Cult We Can All Get Behind…
 

Daily Briefing: ‘As Grave Dangers Materialize’

* Bush will reaffirm strategy of preemption: “When the consequences of an attack with WMD are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize.” [WP, NYT] * Concern about Iraq pushes Bush‘s approval rating to 37% in NBC/WSJ poll; only 32% have positive view of Democrats. [WSJ] * Ethics package proposed by House Republicans includes limits on 527 groups. [WP, NYT] * Dubai Ports World to sell American port operations to “an unrelated U.S. buyer.” [WP, NYT] * Talk of censure and impeachment used to rally Republican voters. [NYT] * Michael Brown ignored plans and circumvented Michael Chertoff during Katrina response, House report concludes. [WP] * Bush nominates family friend to head FDA as Plan B threatens to stall vote. [NYT] * Rep. Katherine Harris will drop $10m on her senate bid. [NYT] * Rep. James Moran Jr. (D-Va.) says Gore should run in 2008. [WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: ‘As Grave Dangers Materialize’…
 

FDA and Plan B

We read today that the GAO has found the FDA’s review of the proposal to distribute the Plan B “morning-after pill” without a prescription “unusual.” What struck us: FDA staff was told by senior officials that the application “was to be rejected before the staff completed its scientific review and months before the decision was made public.” Burying the lead here — forget about Plan B, what are the FDA officials taking that makes them psychic?! We want a prescription for that. It would eliminate the need for Plan B, if nothing else… “Man, if I had known he was going to get me knocked up, I totally wouldn’t have had those last two Zimas”! Read more on FDA and Plan B…
 

Daily Briefing: ‘Playing Politics’

• In 1985, Alito “wrote that ‘the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion,’ declared his firm opposition to certain affirmative action programs, and strongly endorsed a government role in ‘protecting traditional values.'” [WP, NYT, LAT, WT, USAT] • Graham (R-S.C.) and Levin (D-Mich.) achieve passable compromise on treatment of detainees; McCain‘s amendment will likely be included. [WP] • Frist (R-Tenn.) and Warner (R-VA) want increased accountability of the administration’s Iraq policy; proposal calls for quarterly updates. [NYT, WT] • GAO finds political manipulation of the FDA’s decision on the morning-after pill. [WP, NYT, LAT, WT] • Bush continually shadowed by questions about pre-war intelligence. [NYT] • Approval of Bush slips to 37% in USAT/Gallup poll, a new low; Republicans losing faith in the president. [USAT] • Rice delays departure from Israel, citing “progress” in talks between Israel and Palestine. [WP] • Bush heads to Asia seeking to influence the region and escape domestic woes; says Democrats are “playing politics” by criticizing the war. [WP, LAT] Read more on Daily Briefing: ‘Playing Politics’…
 

Daily Briefing: America’s Torn Aorta

• Bush commits federal resources to Gulf Coast: “The challenges that we face on the ground are unprecedented. But there’s no doubt in my mind we’re going to succeed.” Pollster: “To the degree that he is the consoler and healer of the nation, it helps.” [WP, WP, WSJ, USAT] • Financial burden of recovery strikes at federal budget deficit; over $20b will be requested. [WSJ, WP, USAT] • Katrina sends oil prices over $3 a gallon, possibly beyond $4; Europeans may lend their stockpiles. [WSJ, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, NYT] • Commodity prices jump. Supply-chain expert: “The Mississippi River is the aorta of the American economy, and New Orleans is the access point to it.” [WP] • In Baghdad, nearly 1,000 Iraqis die in stampede sparked by panic; greatest loss of life since the invasion. [NYT, USAT] • Bush tested again by circumstances, but will he deliver? Professor: “It is usually the case with large-scale disasters that it centralizes power in the presidency and improves the president’s ratings in public opinion.” [NYT, LAT] Read more on Daily Briefing: America’s Torn Aorta…
 

FDA Lady Steps Down Over Contraceptive Contretemps

Earlier we mentioned that the FDA decided to overrule pesky scientific evidence regarding the Plan B emergency contraception and instead turn to the public for advice. That may turn out to be just as well, because the actual scientists are leaving. Writes Susan Wood, former Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health: Read more on FDA Lady Steps Down Over Contraceptive Contretemps…