John Tomasic of the Colorado Independent, expresses his sadness (above) that Weld County is not providing the morning after pills to its family planning clinics.
The crux of the issue is that the social conservative politicians in Weld County don’t want to spend tax dollars on relatively ineffective birth control drugs, which can often operate through abortive mechanisms.
Tomasic and his ‘expert’ interviewee, Judith Schlay seemed disturbed that the politicians would have learned the multiple mechanisms of morning after pills via the internet. Tomasic says – go to the New York Times for your medical info, as he does. Old-timer Schlay says- go to the university library, etc.
Pharmer says that Pubmed is on the internet, and so is the information provided by the drug manufacturers to their regulatory boards. Schlay needs to update herself on the myriad sources of medical information. She might increase her depth of knowledge on the pharmacology of levonorgestrel and ulipristal acetate.
One thing we know for certain- It’s a giant, tax payer funded cash cow to be pounding expensive morning after pills into women, mostly during times when they couldn’t get pregnant even without the pill. More abortions can be sold if women come to rely on these birth control methods which demonstrate less than 60% reduction in pregnancy rate, in actual use. It’s not hard to find ‘reproductive health care experts’ who want to line their pockets with tax money.