Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Grand Old Prudes

FDA upholds ban on emergency contraception pill, to allow "public comment" on the issue. This despite admitting that "scientific evidence backed the safe nonprescription use of the pill."

The wingnuts are not exactly wrong, of course, when they say that scientific opinion on the safety on the pill doesn't really bear on the question of whether it should be allowed. What this is really about, for them, is about the social control of individual sexuality.

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