Birth Control Access
The current acting commissioner of the FDA, Lester Crawford, has been blocking women's access to birth control. He blocked an application to make the morning-after birth control pill available without a prescription (aka the Plan B Emergency Contraceptive). This action went against the recommendations of the FDA’s own medical and scientific experts.
Wanna get even? Think it’s time for what went around to start coming around? (rubs hands together)
Now, Bush has nominated Crawford to be the permanent head of the FDA. Think he’s qualified? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Hillary Clinton are holding up Crawford’s nomination until the FDA acts on this application. Approve the Plan B Emergency Contraceptive or Crawford’s toast. Who says the Religious Right is holding all the cards?
Click here to send an e-mail to your senators. Ask them to join Senators Murray and Clinton in holding up Crawford’s nomination.
Out of the tens of thousands of pregnancies resulting each year from rape, nearly 90% of them would be prevented by this emergency contraception. If you think this medical issue should be just that — medical, not religious, not a power grab by the Spanish Inquisition — then please send that e-mail.
If you don’t want the Taliban wing of the Neanderthal party reaching its tentacles into the Food and Drug Administration, please send the e-mail. And forward it to everyone you know.