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September 15, 2005
FDA ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON PLAN B 
The FDA has delayed final approval of allowing the sale of the "morning after" pill (Plan B) over-the-counter (without a prescription) to girls 16 years-old and above.

We object to the over-the-counter sale of Plan B for the following reasons:

  • Plan B is a powerful hormonal drug that can prevent a developing embryo from attaching to the uterine wall, causing an early abortion.

  • Plan B has not been tested for its effects on under-age girls. If the FDA approves the drug for over-the-counter sale, 16- and 17-year-old teenage girls will be able to purchase it without a prescription and without the knowledge or consent of their parents.

  • Girls under 18 who are sexually active are often victimized by predatory adult (over 18) males. Allowing over-the-counter sale of "Plan B" would allow men to procure the drug with the intention of using it to ensure that their victims, willing or not, never show the consequences of their behavior. Remember, sexual activity on the part of an adult with a minor is statutory rape. In that case, "Plan B" conceals the crime.

  • "Plan B" gives a false sense of security while leaving a young girl or woman open to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Between the years 1995 when Plan B became available over-the-counter in Great Britain, and 2000, diagnosis of genital Chlamydia went up 77%, gonorrhea by 57%, and syphilis by 56%, according to the British Health Service. (Paul Caprio, Family-PAC Federal - 9/9/05)

  • "Plan B," according to the website of its manufacturer Barr Labs, "may inhibit implantation by altering the endometrium." In other words, "Plan B" can work to abort a developing human baby by preventing him from attaching to the wall of the uterus. Plan B kills.

PLEASE ACT ON THIS! The FDA is not accepting e-mailed comments. Instead, they are inviting those who wish to make their views known to send them in written form to:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS
Division of Dockets Management
Docket No. 2005N-0345
RIN No. 0910-AF72
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2005. THANK YOU!


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