FDA Allows Morning-After Pill to Be Sold OTC

morning-after pill Not unexpectedly, but no less unfortunately, this morning the FDA approved over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to women 18 and older. Backers of the FDA’s decision can send their “Thank you for your support” letters to the current occupant of:

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500

**UPDATE: 25 August, 3:23PM:** There has been much in the way of analysis of yesterday’s decision produced in the blogosphere in the last 24 hours. (Duh.) The best I’ve come across is from Rightwing Film Geek:

Let me see if I’ve got this straight:

  • A daily dose of from 0.05 to 0.15 mg of levonorgestrel requires a prescription.
  • Requiring that a 1.5 mg dose of levonorgestrel must have a prescription is patriarchal tyranny over women’s bodies, sexphobic anti-scientism and the precursor to a HANDMAID’S TALE-like theocracy.
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