Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Contraception Causes Sex-Crazed Teen Cults?

The answer to that question is "YES!" if you're part of the Bush FDA. The FDA is supposed to only consider a drug's safety and efficacy when deciding whether to approve it. But this was not the case with the Plan B contraception. If taken with in 72 hours of unprotected sex, it can prevent pregnancy from occuring.

But right wingers like Sadie Fields think this drug is tantamount to abortion because it prevents a fertilized egg from implanting. The thinking is that a woman who has unprotected sex is nothing more than a slut in heat and deserves to get pregnant. Of course, they will provide absolutely no services for the purported "slut" and her unborn child...and they certainly won't provide any services once the unwanted child is born. They'll tell that baby to pull itself up by its booties or something equally ridiculous.

The good news is that the FDA is being sued, and the right wing appointees Bush appointed are going to be grilled in open court about their decision making. Memos have already been released showing "concern" that Plan B would allow urban legand status to develop where sex-crazed teen cults would develop around the regular use of Plan B. I mean, COME ON! That's like saying if we have antibiotics on the market, then we're promoting sex-based cults based on the fact that antibiotics can cure the clap. That the people who made up this nonsense have MEDICAL degrees and/or PhDs should make their schools ashamed. In fact, I'd look into rescinding their degrees just based on such "scientific" nonsense. It's not even science. The FDA is not charged to look into the morality of medication, but they did here.

Hopefully the judge and/or jury will call them on it and force them to reverse this silly decision.

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