Monday, April 16, 2007

Political Interference Alleged in 'Plan B' Approval

Conservative pro-family groups have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against the Food and Drug Administration less than a year after the over-the-counter version of the "Plan B" morning-after pill was made readily available to women 18 and older at pharmacies nationwide. Among its many complaints, the lawsuit filed on Thursday charged the FDA decision to approve the morning-after pill for over-the-counter use of having been made under political pressures from Democratic Senators Hilary Clinton of New York and Patty Murray of Washington.