Really, we NEED your voices to be heard here. And if you want there to be fair, real access to emergency contraception to people under 17 the way those over that age in the US have it, the way people of all ages in many nations have it, you or those folks really need your voices.
Long story short? Yesterday, the FDA was poised to finally ditch the age restriction that had been on Plan B for over a decade and which there was NEVER any sound medical or scientific information or data to support. The restriction was always about politics.
Sadly, it still is today.
The FDA DID recommend lifting the restriction, but then, in a truly outrageous move that is clearly about NOTHING but politics, the HHS overrode that decision.
And then please, for everyone's sake, leave your comments on that page. We are hoping that a wave of comments in one place from young people, something that we can circulate widely once we get that, from you, can help turn the tide here or, if nothing else, really call out, right from young people, how unsound and wrong this choice was.
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That's shocking. I guess they want young people to suffer, because in the minds of the HHS they are "bad" to be having sex when younger than 17 years, 0 months, 0 days, 0 minutes and 0 seconds? Talk about people making decisions that affect other people but in no way affect the makers of the decision (because that's rather convenient isn't it?).
That is a purely and unfairly punitive decision, and deserves strong opposition.
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