07 Dec HHS says no “morning-after pill” for minors
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department has overruled a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the morning-after pill available to kids without a prescription. This controversial abortafacient drug, also known as Plan B, will not be sold directly off the drugstore and supermarket shelves. Girls under 17 years of age will need a prescription to obtain the drug. This decision has shocked and outraged pro-abortion advocates and women’s rights activists.
The Washington Post is reporting that FDA administrator Margaret Hamburg received a memo from HHS overriding the FDA’s decision to allow the morning-after pill to be sold to minors. Hamburg was clear to state that she vehemently disagrees with the HHS decision.
Kathleen Sebelius, not considered to be a friend of the pro-family position, reversed the FDA’s decision stating that she had concluded that data submitted by the drug’s maker did not “conclusively establish” that Plan B could be used safely by the youngest girls.
Sebelius is absolutely correct. We’ll add that it is not safe for any woman (and certainly not for the new life that she is aborting).
Take a minute to hear our good friend, Wendy Wright, explain the dangers of the morning-after pill and you’ll know that at least on this one, the HHS got it right.