Posts Tagged ‘emergency contraception’

D.C. Area Pro-Life Pharmacy Closes Its Doors

Divine Mercy Care, a pro-life pharmacy that opened in Chantilly in 2008, has shut its doors. Divine Mercy Care claimed to treat "every person who comes in as if they are Christ sitting across from you,” only employed pro-life employees, and refused to sell birth control pills (also: candy). I can't exactly say the [...]

Military Bases Still Not Required to Stock Emergency Contraception

What's worse than being a victim of one of the 2,688 "reported sexual assaults involving military personnel" in 2007? How about not being able to access emergency contraception following your assault?
Last week, a federal judge required that pharmacies offer emergency contraception over-the-counter to 17-year-olds (previously, it was only available to women 18 and up, with [...]

Morning After Pill Now Available to 17-Year-Olds

A judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow the sale of emergency contraception—also known as "Plan B" or "The Morning After Pill"—to 17-year-olds. Previously, the emergency pill was offered over-the-counter only to customers aged 18 and older, and only to pharmacies that enforced the age rule by checking IDs.
U.S. District Judge Edward [...]

A Palin Denies Abstinence Works

Bristol Palin appeared on Greta Van Susteren's show last night, and Van Susteren actually asked her if she was "lazy about or not interested in" contraception. Palin replied, "I don't want to get into detail about that," which probably means, "The condom broke, and you can't buy emergency contraception from the Wasilla pharmacist if you're [...]

Illinois Pharmacists Take Conscience to Court

Two Illinois pharmacists who refuse to provide emergency contraception will defend their right of denial in Illinois Supreme Court. The pharmacists, Luke Vander Bleek and Glen Kosirog, see themselves as conscientious objectors to some guy called Governor Rod Blagojevich's 2005 executive order requiring pharmacists to dispense contraception.
Their reasoning? "Deeply held religious convictions" coupled with the [...]