Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Mourning after...

Why let science get in the way of your political agenda...even if you are the FDA?

"In fact, the only connection this pill has with abortion is that it has the potential to prevent the need for one. Emergency contraceptive pills work exactly the same way as other birth control pills, and they do not interfere with or harm an existing pregnancy. Emergency contraception is simply a higher dose of daily birth control pills; it is not RU-486, the "abortion pill." Indeed, emergency contraception has been used as a method to prevent unintended pregnancies for decades by women who had physicians advise them on how many pills in their regular pill pack to take. So people who are comfortable with oral contraceptives as methods of contraception should be just as comfortable with emergency contraception."

- Susan F. Wood, Former Assistant Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Senior Policy Adviser to the Reproductive Health Technologies Project


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