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(CNN)   A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered the FDA to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter to people of any age without a prescription. Some people are sure to have a problem with this   (cnn.com ) divider line
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2013-04-05 09:40:10 AM  
People who have a problem with this aren't thinking clearly. Can the judge also order antibiotics to be available without prescription? Those are useful, people shouldn't have inconvenience in those either. How about steroids? My knees feel great when I take those. I should have them all the time. This guy can fix all my pharmaceutical access needs, expertise and jurisdiction be damned.
 
2013-04-05 09:45:04 AM  
Perhaps I missed the part of the article in which a respected, policy-setting doctor's organization also recommended that antibiotics and steroids be made available over the counter. I must have, because otherwise the above point would be a remarkably stupid one.
 
2013-04-05 09:45:12 AM  
Sure, what does  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists know about it?
 
2013-04-05 09:49:10 AM  

James!: Sure, what does  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists know about it?


Pffft they aren't even a University!

That slope must be getting pretty slippery flucto.
 
2013-04-05 09:50:10 AM  
You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.
 
2013-04-05 09:51:07 AM  
Maureen McGovern approves.
 
2013-04-05 09:55:11 AM  
If you can't stake out extreme positions in a birth control thread, this is no longer America. Why do you hate America?
 
2013-04-05 10:00:14 AM  
well, this will certainly reduce abortions, so i'm sure the right will be in favor, right?
 
2013-04-05 10:01:27 AM  

scottydoesntknow: That slope must be getting pretty slippery flucto.


So you're saying I have to adjust my sarcasometer? Again?
 
2013-04-05 10:01:40 AM  

flucto: If you can't stake out extreme positions in a birth control thread, this is no longer America. Why do you hate America?


I can't speak for everyone else, but I hate them for their freedoms.
 
2013-04-05 10:03:50 AM  
This is an outrage!

Those potentially-fertilized eggs deserve to grow up belonging to an irresponsible teen mother and father who will treat the child as an afterthought and burden to their partying ways.
 
2013-04-05 10:06:12 AM  

markie_farkie: This is an outrage!

Those potentially-fertilized eggs deserve to grow up belonging to an irresponsible teen mother and father who will treat the child as an afterthought and burden to their partying ways.


www.nyc.gov www.nyc.gov www.nyc.gov www.nyc.gov

These are actual subway ads in NYC.
 
2013-04-05 10:10:33 AM  
*grabs popcorn*
 
2013-04-05 10:14:59 AM  

flucto: People who have a problem with this aren't thinking clearly. Can the judge also order antibiotics to be available without prescription? Those are useful, people shouldn't have inconvenience in those either. How about steroids? My knees feel great when I take those. I should have them all the time. This guy can fix all my pharmaceutical access needs, expertise and jurisdiction be damned.


Is this proactively stupid or retroactively a joke?
 
2013-04-05 10:23:47 AM  
Birth control should be OTC.

Of course, then insurance wouldn't cover it.
 
2013-04-05 10:24:14 AM  

James!: You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.


And people like me will continue to donate so they can..
 
2013-04-05 10:24:57 AM  

James!: You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.


And a free hit of pot to ease the cramps.
 
2013-04-05 10:26:47 AM  

AbbeySomeone: James!: You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.

And people like me will continue to donate so they can..


And friends of mine will continue to box them up and mail them to states where you can't get plan B at all. Underground railroad of no babies.
 
2013-04-05 10:29:07 AM  

James!: AbbeySomeone: James!: You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.

And people like me will continue to donate so they can..

And friends of mine will continue to box them up and mail them to states where you can't get plan B at all. Underground railroad of no babies.


Did you just admit to knowing of felonious interstate commerce?

Thats so great though, the libby left coast making sure the rest of the country can't breed. I'm definitely in favor of that.
 
2013-04-05 10:32:05 AM  

Generation_D: James!: AbbeySomeone: James!: You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.

And people like me will continue to donate so they can..

And friends of mine will continue to box them up and mail them to states where you can't get plan B at all. Underground railroad of no babies.

Did you just admit to knowing of felonious interstate commerce?

Thats so great though, the libby left coast making sure the rest of the country can't breed. I'm definitely in favor of that.


Let's put it in the drinking water.

// only kind of serious
 
2013-04-05 10:32:19 AM  

Generation_D: James!: AbbeySomeone: James!: You can walk into a planned parenthood in Washington state and get the morning after pill for free.  They seem to be doing okay.

And people like me will continue to donate so they can..

And friends of mine will continue to box them up and mail them to states where you can't get plan B at all. Underground railroad of no babies.

Did you just admit to knowing of felonious interstate commerce?

Thats so great though, the libby left coast making sure the rest of the country can't breed. I'm definitely in favor of that.


Dude, I'm the farking Pablo Escobar of the underground contraception trade.

...I'm kidding, don't arrest me!
 
2013-04-05 10:34:26 AM  
I have no problem with this; in fact, OTC status should be granted to a lot more oral contraceptives. Quit making women jump though hoops if they don't have any risk factors for the Pill.
 
2013-04-05 10:39:04 AM  

Nabb1: Birth control should be OTC.

Of course, then insurance wouldn't cover it.


That could be remedied by having federally-funded clinics handed it out based on a sliding-scale ability to pay.

Birth control does have some side effects that should probably be discussed with a doctor, and women over 35 should have their blood pressure screened before they start it. Otherwise, I am all about making birth control easier to access.
 
2013-04-05 10:43:58 AM  
If a teenage boy wants to have casual premarital sex, he should let his priest handle it.

With girls, I guess it would be her female soccer coach.
 
2013-04-05 10:44:06 AM  

Nabb1: Birth control should be OTC.

Of course, then insurance wouldn't cover it.


Nor should it. The idea behind insurance is not to cover routine costs. Thanks to insurance there's a huge unnecessary-testing racket that surrounds the birth-control-prescription industry. A healthy 25 year old woman with no risk factors for cancer shouldn't need to get into the stirrups just to get a birth-control prescription. I thought forcing women into intrusive and unnecessary procedures was supposed to be a bad thing - or is that only when Republicans demand it?

Testing that woman for cancer makes about as much sense as testing a 25-year-old man for prostate cancer - that is, it makes sense only if you're in the testing business.
 
2013-04-05 10:46:51 AM  
Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.
 
2013-04-05 10:47:10 AM  
I prefer baby killing abortions to baby preventing contraceptives, but okay... I guess.
 
2013-04-05 10:49:32 AM  

kxs401: Nabb1: Birth control should be OTC.

Of course, then insurance wouldn't cover it.

That could be remedied by having federally-funded clinics handed it out based on a sliding-scale ability to pay.

Birth control does have some side effects that should probably be discussed with a doctor, and women over 35 should have their blood pressure screened before they start it. Otherwise, I am all about making birth control easier to access.


Generic birth control is cheap and making it OTC would probably be even cheaper.  I'm not saying it's as safe as Advil, and I agree that women who are on it need to discuss it with a doctor because of potential side effects and complications (e.g. blood clots, some evidence of increased chance of breast cancer in women who have a family history of breast cancer with long term use), but even now you can get birth control for like $8 a month through some pharmacies.
 
2013-04-05 10:52:03 AM  

James!: Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.


Hundreds of thousands of people develop smoking-related cancers each year and those are legal to sell to anyone 18 or older in every state, but by all means let's put up a barrier to women to obtain low-cost birth control that even the American Academy of Obstetrics says is unnecessary at this point.
 
2013-04-05 10:53:49 AM  

Nabb1: James!: Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.

Hundreds of thousands of people develop smoking-related cancers each year and those are legal to sell to anyone 18 or older in every state, but by all means let's put up a barrier to women to obtain low-cost birth control that even the American Academy of Obstetrics says is unnecessary at this point.


Relax, Nabb.  I'm on your side.  I was responding to Gulper's point about screening 25 year olds for cancer being a symptom of being in the testing business.
 
2013-04-05 10:54:22 AM  
No no, we want more teen mothers. Especially of the redneck variety in fly over states. That way, my daughter looks way better by comparison when applying for colleges and jobs.

Breed, teenagers, breed.
 
2013-04-05 10:56:12 AM  

James!: Nabb1: James!: Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.

Hundreds of thousands of people develop smoking-related cancers each year and those are legal to sell to anyone 18 or older in every state, but by all means let's put up a barrier to women to obtain low-cost birth control that even the American Academy of Obstetrics says is unnecessary at this point.

Relax, Nabb.  I'm on your side.  I was responding to Gulper's point about screening 25 year olds for cancer being a symptom of being in the testing business.


Oh, sorry.  I thought you were referring to the possible association between birth control use and breast cancer.

Which, BTW, is suggested by studies.  Be responsible, ladies, but take care of yourselves.
 
2013-04-05 10:56:23 AM  

FlashHarry: well, this will certainly reduce abortions, so i'm sure the right will be in favor, right?


Taking the morning after pill is an abortion you nazi baby killer!
 
2013-04-05 10:57:39 AM  

Nabb1: James!: Nabb1: James!: Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.

Hundreds of thousands of people develop smoking-related cancers each year and those are legal to sell to anyone 18 or older in every state, but by all means let's put up a barrier to women to obtain low-cost birth control that even the American Academy of Obstetrics says is unnecessary at this point.

Relax, Nabb.  I'm on your side.  I was responding to Gulper's point about screening 25 year olds for cancer being a symptom of being in the testing business.

Oh, sorry.  I thought you were referring to the possible association between birth control use and breast cancer.

Which, BTW, is suggested by studies.  Be responsible, ladies, but take care of yourselves.


When you're in the shower, feel up on them boobies.  For you health.
 
2013-04-05 10:58:01 AM  
Prescription medication should only be available after you've received an exhaustive and thorough 3 minute examination from a physician.
 
2013-04-05 11:00:54 AM  

scottydoesntknow: James!: Sure, what does  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists know about it?

Pffft they aren't even a University!

That slope must be getting pretty slippery flucto.


Total party school.
 
2013-04-05 11:06:21 AM  

Nabb1: Birth control should be OTC.

Of course, then insurance wouldn't cover it.


would be cheap enough that insurance wouldnt need to cover it
 
2013-04-05 11:06:35 AM  

Lusiphur: No no, we want more teen mothers. Especially of the redneck variety in fly over states. That way, my daughter looks way better by comparison when applying for colleges and jobs.

Breed, teenagers, breed.


They grow up to be voters.  Ask your daughter if she wants to live in that world.
 
2013-04-05 11:09:56 AM  

FlashHarry: well, this will certainly reduce abortions, so i'm sure the right will be in favor, right?


This.

Whenever someone says they're against abortion, this is my first question: how do you feel about making birth control widely available without a prescription, since that would undoubtedly lead to a reduction in the number of abortions. If all I get is derp, then I tell them their point is invalid on the merits.
 
2013-04-05 11:10:07 AM  

Lusiphur: No no, we want more teen mothers. Especially of the redneck variety in fly over states. That way, my daughter looks way better by comparison when applying for colleges and jobs.

Breed, teenagers, breed.


Well someone is going to have to feed us in our old age. I don't think the people immigrating here are going to do it.

That's right guy and girls, that sob that can't even pull up his pants are going to be in charge of making sure you get your pills.
 
2013-04-05 11:12:11 AM  
I'm glad judges are making medical decisions now.
 
2013-04-05 11:13:54 AM  

James!: Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.


The cancers that do happen - 70,000 a year for all cancers for people 20-39, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the big killers - almost never have anything to do with birth control, and I only say 'almost' as a qualifier. It's usually leukemia, or cancers that are rare even in the general population.

To catch those 70,000 cancers the testing costs would be off the charts, and our resources are not unlimited.

Put it in male terms. Testicular cancer is most common in men in their twenties - but it's still rare. Would you require all men to go to a doctor to get their balls felt up and scanned, then have their dicks measured while erect before granting them a prescription for the correct condom?
 
2013-04-05 11:15:20 AM  
Well this out to escalate quickly
 
2013-04-05 11:16:04 AM  
Good.
 
2013-04-05 11:16:14 AM  
Good.  This should correspond to a drop in crime in 15-20 years.
 
2013-04-05 11:17:58 AM  

FlashHarry: well, this will certainly reduce abortions, so i'm sure the right will be in favor, right?


Abortions for some, morning after birth-control pills for others.

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2013-04-05 11:19:34 AM  

Gulper Eel: James!: Honestly, who has ever heard of someone under 30 getting cancer.  IT NEVER HAPPENS.

Put it in male terms. Testicular cancer is most common in men in their twenties - but it's still rare. Would you require all men to go to a doctor to get their balls felt up and scanned, then have their dicks measured while erect before granting them a prescription for the correct condom?


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-05 11:20:23 AM  
Wonder if the age restrictions are unreasonable ruling has any interesting legal implications elsewhere.
 
2013-04-05 11:21:54 AM  

Ned Stark: Wonder if the age restrictions are unreasonable ruling has any interesting legal implications elsewhere.


Hmm, could alcohol and tobacco be considered similarly to over the counter drugs, or do they get some other categorization?
 
2013-04-05 11:22:04 AM  
Think of all the poor staircases that will be empty of "accidents". All of the clothes hangers that just hang up clothes. This is an outrage.
 
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