After more than two years of obfuscation and procrastination, the Food and Drug Administration has finally approved nonprescription use of the morning-after contraceptive pills. Yesterday’s decision will not please advocates of unrestricted access to the pills, but it is an acceptable compromise that will at least make them readily available to women 18 and older.I don't know, could there be an election coming as well?
The news is also a reminder of how long the administration has blocked this sensible move simply to placate religious and social conservatives who consider the pills akin to abortion or an inducement to unprotected sex.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Science prevailed, finally
And it doesn't happen often these days. Morning-after pill finally approved by FDA: