Topic: plan b

People Are Freaking Out About The Plan B Ruling Because They Still Can’t Understand It’s Not An ‘Abortion’ Pill

People Are Freaking Out About The Plan B Ruling Because They Still Can't Understand It's Not An 'Abortion' Pill

So for all the people wringing their hands and clutching their pearls on twitter, they shouldn’t be pissed off because this pill “causes abortion” – they should be pissed off because Plan B delays ovulation. And thickens cervical mucus. But I guess calling it the PLAN B DELAYING OVULATION pill isn’t as catchy or as fear-mongering as using the word “abortion.” More »

Federal Judge Awesomely Orders That Morning After Pill Be Available To Girls Without Your Permission

Federal Judge Awesomely Orders That Morning After Pill Be Available To Girls Without Your Permission

It was only in 2011 that President Obama majorly pissed me off with some “daddy knows best” nonsense. Contrary to the findings of doctors, researchers, and even the flipping FDA, the Obama administration’s Kathleen Sebelius overturned the decision to make Plan B available to girls without a prescription. Then, to make matters even worse, Obama had to give us all a paternalistic lecture about how since he was a father of two girls, he was more entitled to be making decisions regarding girls and their sexual health than, say, the “rigorous” efforts and findings of doctors. Well, Edward R. Korman of Federal District Court is calling that decision “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.” More »

Survey Finds Pharmacists Frequently Lie To Teens About Plan B Laws

Survey Finds Pharmacists Frequently Lie To Teens About Plan B Laws

The truth is this: young women aged 17 or older are legally permitted to acquire Plan B One-Step or similar “morning-after” medication (Next Choice or other generics) without a prescription. They just have to go to a pharmacist and ask for it. So…why are 19% of 17-year-olds being told by pharmacists that they can’t have it? Easy: either the pharmacists are unaware of the law, or they are lying.

A recent undercover investigation found that pharmacists often try to deter teens from taking the pill, which is basically a concentrated dose of hormones to prevent the ovary from releasing an egg (let me reiterate, because it is important: it is not an abortion pill, it does not cause an abortion), and thus, prevent pregnancy in the event of a potentially unsafe sexual encounter.
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Women’s Health Experts Speak Out: Hilarious ‘Funny Or Die’ Video Tackles Birth Control Debate

Women's Health Experts Speak Out: Hilarious 'Funny Or Die' Video Tackles Birth Control Debate

When you hear the words “women’s health experts,” you don’t exactly think of middle-aged men in suits. But that’s precisely who’s trying to control our reproductive rights here in the U.S. – middle-aged men in suits (a.k.a. politicians). And let me tell you, it’s highly disturbing (“Personhood” alone is cringe-worthy).

This explains why I’m loving this Funny Or Die video called “Women’s Health Experts Speak Out” starring Nick Offerman, Judd Nelson, Tim Meadows and Ray Wise. More »

Mommyish Poll: Should Personhood Laws Prevent IVF?

Mommyish Poll: Should Personhood Laws Prevent IVF?

Personhood laws which seek to give embryos the same rights as a person are still among us. The extreme measure divides even the pro-life crowd as these laws would outlaw some forms of contraception and even IVF practices in the name of protecting life. Despite Personhood being voted down in Mississippi, Oklahoma’s version of Personhood will reportedly outlaw certain forms of contraception like the morning after pill. But also, doctors who perform IVF would face legal repercussions for helping women conceive. More »

College Kids Can Now Get Plan B From A Vending Machine

College Kids Can Now Get Plan B From A Vending Machine

Plan B is still considered a controversial drug to many and the FDA’s overturned decision to have it available without a prescription still has some rightly fuming. But if you happen to attend Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, you don’t even have to bother heading to a pharmacy. Because if you stroll on over to the health center, you’ll find Plan B in a vending machine along with condoms, decongestants, and pregnancy tests — and for just $25. More »

CVS Refuses To Sell Plan B To Man – In Case He’s A Rapist

CVS Refuses To Sell Plan B To Man – In Case He's A Rapist

Last month we wrote about Plan B – or “the morning after pill” – not being available over the counter because, you know, girls under 17 might not understand how to swallow a pill with water. Now a CVS pharmacy in Mesquite is taking this ridiculousness one step further; they allegedly refused to sell Plan B to a man because, well, how could they be sure he’s not a rapist? More »

Hey Obama, Almost 90% Of Mommyish Readers Support Plan B Over The Counter

Hey Obama, Almost 90% Of Mommyish Readers Support Plan B Over The Counter

News for President Obama who recently used his platform as a parent to buckle down on Plan B being overturned. Despite the sign off by the FDA saying that the pill was safe for all girls of childbearing age, Kathleen Sebelius overturned the decision — a move that Obama supported specifically as a “father of two girls.” He expressed that “most parents” would agree with him in his concern for the availability of emergency contraception and that we needed to exhibit some “common sense.”

Well, Mr. President “most parents” around here do not agree with you. More »