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Morning After Pill - OTC in California

From sfgate.com - Morning Fix

    Most California women have no idea how to obtain the emergency contraceptive dubbed the "morning after pill" and many confuse it with the abortion drug RU-486, a study showed. California is one of only five states that allows pharmacists to dispense the pill, called Plan B, without a prescription.

    But only 9 percent of women ages 15 to 44 know that, mostly because snide sexless "pro-family" groups have worked incredibly hard to keep information about such pills away from the women who need it. What's more, 39 percent of the women surveyed don't know the pill is available in the U.S. and 49 percent of the adult women surveyed confused Plan B with RU-486, which induces abortions, all of which is a surefire happy win for anti-choice advocates who wish to ensure that miserable sexually confused teenage girls know incredibly little about reproduction and their own bodies and sexuality in general, not to mention terrified governments and uptight school boards who don't dare offer up information on contraceptives to students lest they incur the hissy wrath of a handful of incredibly shrill parents' groups who simply cannot tolerate the thought that their kids will have deep juicy sex while they themselves never will again...


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<i>From sfgate.com - Morning Fix</i>

<ul>Most California women have no idea how to obtain the emergency contraceptive dubbed the "morning after pill" and many confuse it with the abortion drug RU-486, a study showed. California is one of only five states that allows pharmacists to dispense the pill, called Plan B, without a prescription.

But only 9 percent of women ages 15 to 44 know that, mostly because snide sexless "pro-family" groups have worked incredibly hard to keep information about such pills away from the women who need it. What's more, 39 percent of the women surveyed don't know the pill is available in the U.S. and 49 percent of the adult women surveyed confused Plan B with RU-486, which induces abortions, all of which is a surefire happy win for anti-choice advocates who wish to ensure that miserable sexually confused teenage girls know incredibly little about reproduction and their own bodies and sexuality in general, not to mention terrified governments and uptight school boards who don't dare offer up information on contraceptives to students lest they incur the hissy wrath of a handful of incredibly shrill parents' groups who simply cannot tolerate the thought that their kids will have deep juicy sex while they themselves never will again...</ul>

<a href="http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/a/2004/02/18/state2006EST0159.DTL target="_blank">Read the entire article here.</a>

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