Thursday, August 24, 2006

How about "Plan GOD" instead?

Let's begin with one man and one woman united in the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony, bringing forth new life as intended by The Creator, instead of this self-centered, irresponsible, atrocious sin of murder.

Washington, August 24, 2006 (

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized over-the-counter sale of the "morning-after" pill, with the proviso that non-prescription sales of the drug known as "Plan B" will be limited to consumers over the age of 18.

The FDA decision, coming after months of heated debate, is a severe setback for pro-life activists in
Washington. Judie Brown, president of American Life League, remarked that she was "overwhelmingly disappointed" with the announcement.

"Even more troubling," Brown observed, "is the fact that President Bush most likely helped to speed this approval with his recent comments suggesting that prescription sales were only necessary for women under 18." At an August 21 press conference the President had said that Plan B "ought to require a prescription for minors."

A year ago, the FDA had declined to authorized non-prescription sale of the abortifacient drug, in spite of heavy political pressure. But in late July, the President's new nominee as FDA commissioner, Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, announced that the decision was under review. That announcement-- which came the day before the FDA nominee was due to face Senate confirmation hearings-- led to a general expectation that the FDA would authorize over-the-counter sales.


Blogger DilexitPrior said...

I was thinking "Plan Alpha and Omega" might be a good alternative to "Plan Beta" myself. . .

I was discussing this tragedy with my dad (who happens to be an NFP-only family physician) when he asked the very reasonable question "Whatever happened to Plan A?" Also discussed was our mutual frustration at the fact that a fifteen year old needing an appendectomy requires parental consent and yet if an eleven year old girl is pregnant and shows up for a "termination of pregnancy" no parental consent is required. It seems crazy. Because it is.

Sometimes I'm just driving down the road and it strikes me. . . one in four. ONE IN FOUR pregnancies in Canada (and probably similar figures for the States) ends in abortion. We are murdering one quarter of our children. Not even counting the abortifacient effects of oral contraceptives and the morning after pill. Today I was driving down the road thinking to myself that for every three babies I see there's another one who has been killed. How can we NOT be horrified by that?

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