In a recent PolicyMic article, pundit Matty Carville correctly cites political reasons for the recent DHHS overruling of the FDA with respect to the availability of Plan B. Flying in the face of all scientific evidence, women must (still) provide a prescription (or drop $50 of their own money since insurance doesn’t cover pills without a prescription) and prove they are over the age of 17 to receive the morning after pill. The FDA has ruled the pill safe be sold over the counter.
While Carville is correct — this is a political ploy to pander to a more conservative element, to win Obama more votes in 2012 — it is a symptom of something more widespread and damaging.
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