Monday, March 23, 2009

Yee Haw Ladies!!!!

Holy Justice System!

Did I ever tell you guys I'm a plaintiff in, like, a really important law suit? Well, I am. And today we had a HUGE victory!

A U.S. District court ruled that the FDA MUST reconsider their decision to only allow women over 18 to get the Morning-After Pill without a prescription. Long story short, the FDA delayed the move for a looooong time and ultimately made it behind the counter only for 18 and up.

But now they have to reconsider based on scientific fact (as opposed to Dubya's hee haws) so younger women can get too.

A big high five for my sexually active teeny bopper sistahs.....


Read about the court decision here

Read about the fabulous feminst women who waged a no holds barred campaign for MAP over the counter here

7 comments:

Shonta said...

With all due respect this makes me sick on alot of different levels. I can only hope that Shelby would come to me if she ever needed help with something like this. So sad to think she might not have to. So very sad indeed.

Jocelyne said...

Uhm, "Congratulations", I guess!! I guess they shouldn't need a "prescriptioin", but... My only thing is that I very sternly believe in "choice". However, one should make the right "choice" before the fact. Parents just have to pray they have done "their" job and taught their kids right. With that being freely available, one just has to pray a bit harder.

Steph said...

just to be clear, this isn't abortion. It's birth control pills. And shelby, Maria and Elisa all have awesome parents... not every girl is so lucky!

MsLisaL said...

It is a great day for feminists and women everywhere! All women benefit when we are included in basic civil rights. A birth-control drug that is medically the same to women at age 40 as it is to women at age 16, should (and will!) be available to each and every woman without restriction. My daughter will be able to pick it up next to the condoms, if the condom broke the night before. She wont have to ask the pharmacist for it, and be subject to his religious beliefs. She won't have to wait for a doctor's appt, pay for the dr.'s appt, and then try to find a pharmacy that's open and is willing to stock it. She'll be able to buy it in Target, or CVS, or the little store on the corner, because she and every other daughter out there has that basic right!
And she will now have that right because Steph and I, and over 4000 women from every state in the USA, and two wonderful international organizations fought long and hard for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve said...

I too am on the fence; while I want to scream out congratulations and it's about time... I am worried that it may become "over used" as an after thought rather than that of prevention. Regardless of any of the negative thoughts or feelings that I have on this ultimately I am overjoyed that you won!!!!

Tom said...

congratulations!
I'm glad that my daughter (and neice) will be able to get this if they ever need it w/out having to ask me or a doctor first, the delay in which would make it useless. Thanks to you and your sisters for all your hard work!

ContraWhit said...

Hurray and much thanks to everyone for all their hard work!