Solidarity with our young sisters. January 28th Noon Oregon Reproductive Health Offices, 800 NE Oregon Street , Portland, Oregon
The Obama administration recently overruled a decision by the FDA that would have allowed all girls of reproductive age to purchase Plan B without a prescription. Even though FDA Administrator Margaret Hamburg said in a statement that the pill could be used safely by girls and women, Kathleen Sebelius and the Health and Human Services Department, for the first time ever in history, publicly disregarded their own experts.
Plan B One-Step should be made available on store shelves for all girls of reproductive age, NOW!
Many pharmacies are closed on evenings and weekends, even if the drugstores they operate in are still open; since Plan B is most effective if taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex, such delays matter.
The American Academy of Pediatrics found no legitimate reasons to continue requiring a prescription for the pill. According to the group, "it is estimated that appropriate use of emergency contraception could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies each year by half and thereby similarly reduce the abortion rate."
The experts agree, Plan B is safe for all.
Demand that our leaders allow Plan B to be put on American store shelves, NOW!
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