Thursday, August 24, 2006

Dark Victory

"We at Planned Parenthood consider this day a victorious day for women's health," said Jeralyn Wendelberger of Planned Parenthood after the FDA approved the abortion-causing Plan B*, or morning-after pill.

A table on Planned Parenthood's own Web site shows that it takes as many as 40 ordinary oral contraceptive pills — all of which require a prescription — to equal the hormones in Plan B, which is now available to women as young as 18 without a prescription.

Some "victory for women's health."

So, riddle me this: Why do oral contraceptives still require a prescription, seeing as they're so safe that you can take 40 times the prescribed amount anytime you want?

*Plan B's prescribing information says it may act by inhibiting implantation of an embryo, which kills the new human life.