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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:51 PM
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Bush supports limits on morning-after pill


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060821/pl_nm/contraception...

Bush supports limits on morning-after pill

By Susan Heavey Mon Aug 21, 3:47 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush said on Monday he supports restricting access to emergency contraception for minors, as regulators weigh wider access to the "morning-after" pill.
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Bush's comment was his first direct public statement on the politically charged issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach.

While he did not specifically support wider access to the drug, Bush said he backed von Eschenbach, who as acting FDA commissioner has supported nonprescription emergency contraception sales for adults, earning him the opposition of some conservatives......

"I believe that Plan B ... ought to require a prescription for minors. That's what I believe," Bush said at a news conference.
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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:52 PM
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1. I support limits on stupid presidents. nt
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:54 PM
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2. How will the snowflake babies take this bit of news?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:54 PM
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3. the health of women is politicalized in this admistration.


....Von Eschenbach and two previous commissioners said they were not directed by the White House on the issue.

But the Family Research Council and other conservative groups which normally support Bush are opposing the nomination because von Eschenbach is moving forward on Plan B, as well as allowing the abortion pill
RU-486 to remain on the market.

"Dr. von Eschenbach has shown a history of ignoring any concern for women's health in exchange for political expediency," the group's vice president for government affairs, Tom McClusky, said in a statement earlier this month.

Abortion opponents also object to Plan B because some research suggests it may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb. The FDA says Plan B works mainly by blocking the release of an egg from an ovary. The drug also may prevent an egg and sperm from uniting.

It works differently from RU-486, which blocks a hormone that keeps a fertilized egg implanted in the uterus.
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Charlie Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 PM
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4. 'cause minors, unlike adults, deserve to be punished for their promiscuity
his position makes zero sense, as usual, and is more pandering to the certifiably religious.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:03 PM
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6. Especially POOR minors whose mothers can't afford to take them
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:05 PM by Idealist Hippie
to a doctor to get a scrip. Lets punish them the most. We can find many wonderful new ways to punish the poor, if we just keep looking.

EDIT for clarity. maybe. sarcasm tag understood.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:04 PM
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7. his rw base will be pissed becasue he didn't say he was anti morning
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:11 PM by chimpsrsmarter
after.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:57 PM
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5. oh there goes the rest of his extremist rw base--they will shit over this.
good.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:18 PM
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8. Why should minors have a prescription?
There is no reason other than to intimidate young girls. None at all.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:21 PM
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9. Exactly right--part of the overall "keep 'em scared" strategy.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:25 PM
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10. Bush supports poor babies.
Not economically. Not a fucking chance.

He just needs warm bodies for Iraq.



Have those Bush twins hosted any "snowflakes" yet?
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:08 AM
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11. Why do we allow our government to make medical decisions for us?
Seriously, why do we tolerate it?
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