Bush Supports Over-the-Counter Plan B Sales
Posted on Aug 21, 2006
The president said he favors the FDA’s plan to OK sales of the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription—but not for minors.
We’ll give Bush a golf clap for supporting Plan B at all. But behind his no-minors policy is an unfounded fear that emergency contraceptives encourage promiscuity. Don’t bother the man with facts; his mind is made up.
U.S. President George Bush indicated he supports over-the-counter sales of Plan B, a so-called morning-after contraceptive—except for minors.
Bush told a news conference at the temporary press room across from the White House he supports plans by Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach to OK sales of Plan B without a prescription.
“I believe Plan B ought to be a required prescription for minors,” Bush said, adding he supports “Andy’s decision.”
Von Eschenbach testified at a U.S. Senate committee hearing last week he thinks Plan B can be sold safely to women over 18.