Sebelius, with Obama’s support, rejects over-the-counter morning-after pill
Catholic World News - December 09, 2011
Kathleen Sebelius, the US secretary of health and human services, has overruled a Food and Drug Administration proposal that would have permitted the morning-after pill to be sold to minors over the counter. Currently, pharmacists are permitted to give the drug, which can act as an abortifacient, to any woman 17 or older who requests it, and to any woman under 17 who has a prescription.
President Barack Obama voiced support for Seblius’s decision.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($16,284 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: wolfdavef3415 -
Dec. 10, 2011 11:52 PM ET USA
This seems like a distraction from the larger conscience issue. A smoke screen, if you will. Maybe I'm cynical. Either way, glad it didn't happen.
Posted by: chasann113163 -
Dec. 10, 2011 7:24 AM ET USA
A miricle or a political move to get back the Catholic vote. I personally don't trust either this President or Kathleen Sebelius.
Posted by: Gaby -
Dec. 09, 2011 7:52 PM ET USA
Miracles DO happen!