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.


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