This comes shortly after the approval of a new morning after pill, Ella, which is an analog of RU486, mifepristone.
Francis J Manion of the ACLJ, and Mark Rienzi, of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law teamed up as counsel to the pharmacy owners.
Deposed Governor Blagojevich’s original order addressing individual pharmacists had previously been overturned.
Judge Belz noted that the government had made no effort to advance it’s supposed interest in supplying morning after pills to women prior to April 2010, and had specifically targeted pharmacists of conscience and their religious beliefs.
Pharmacists for Life International has stored the original letter from Blagojevich which threatened pharmacists with loss of their license to practice if they did not dispense the morning after pill and all other hormonal birth control products and contraceptives upon demand.
The coverage in the Chicago Tribune is very brief, does not mention the newest morning after pill, and does not mention that the original order to the pharmacists was for them to dispense all drugs labeled as “contraceptives” though most are misbranded. It does mention an expected (hoped for) appeal to the case.
“Stephanie Kunkel, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, says her organization is taking the initiative “seriously,” pointing out that the amendment could lead to bans on birth control.”
Yes, the girls at planned unparenthood acknowledge, after years of denial, the correctness of pharmacists who avoided dispensing various hormonal forms of birth control, in order to avoid involvment in killing humans- very early in development.
Recognizing that humanity is intrinsic, from the very start of development, would cause BIRTH CONTROL PILLS to be outlawed, they fret.
“If passed, the result would not only ban abortion, but would go so far as to ban most common forms of birth control. … .”
Thank you for acknowledging that hormonal birth control can operate by interceptive/abortive mechanisms, GRRRLS.
For those of you who are confused about the mechanism of the morning after pill, this drug was used to kill embryos which were mistakenly placed into the wrong woman. Obviously it was the wrong woman…….. since she decided to kill them.
The error at a University of Connecticut fertility clinic, in which embryos belonging to one woman were placed in the wrong patient, was discovered within an hour, and the patient decided to take the morning after pill to stop the pregnancy.
Fresh in from the a nocturnal political news contributor, this major gaffe from the latest Miss USA.
The pill, in normal use, is not like any other drug. It is usually employed as a lifestyle drug, (much like a recreational drug). The Plan B form (Plan B One-step) is available over the counter in the United States and many other countries.
The pill is not very costly when compared to other recreational expenses, so this is not a reason for insurance companies to pay for its use as birth control. It is also presents many health liabilities for women, though the FDA and prescribers are remarkably unenthusiastic about reporting the many side effects, including those causing hospitalization and death. After all, it’s ONLY women who use those pills.
Some apologists for Rima Fakih have suggested that she might see it as a means to prevent abortions. The pill is NOT shown to reduce the overall demand for abortion in locations where it is readily available. Some studies show the opposite. Additionally the pill sometimes can operate by an interceptive mechanism, otherwise known as post fertilization mechanism, which can kill the early human embryo before implantation. This information is available in the drug information for the prescribers . It is not usually found in the information given to the patient.
Yep, that question was waaaay over Rima’s head, but a response based on medical facts would surely have been found unacceptable to the judges of the Miss USA contest.
However the reviewers conclude that it should be available anyway. (Child molesters need to have access to them).
The review claims….. studies compare populations with prescription availability to populations with over the counter availability.
The review authors do not know how the morning after pills work, and therefore misbrand them as emergency contraceptives, as does the increasingly useless US FDA.
The Center for Reproductive Rights, ever attentive to the needs of pedophiles, is encouraging the FDA to extend over the counter availability to minor girls, though there is no data on effects in this population, and particularly the long term safety. Trot over toJill Stanek’s blog for that videoand the rest of the story.
More ineffective birth control is being marketed to women in Europe. This new morning after pill, Ella One, containing ulipristal 30mg, is said to be useful for up to 120 hours (5 days) AFTER intercourse.
The study (1241 women) mentioned in this article indicates that ulipristal reduces the pregnancy rate from the expected 5.5 percent down to 2.1 percent.
In this study, the women who used the pill later after intercourse had lower pregnancy rates than the earlier users, though the differences among the groups were not statistically significant. If a larger study were to replicate this trend within statistical significance it would add more evidence for the pill’s post fertilization effects. Those who understand the reproductive processes find it intuitively obvious that pills reducing pregnancy rate AFTER intercourse work to a significant degree by killing the embryo shortly after it is formed.
That ethical problem aside, women should be aware that a pill reducing the pregnancy rate from 5.5 percent to 2.1 percent should not be considered reliable.
The data here indicates that it fails to stop nearly 40 percent of the pregnancies, under study conditions with more education and oversight than usual circumstances.
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