Nicholas Kristof nails it today in his New York Times column:
“While American women cannot normally obtain emergency contraception without a prescription (by which time the optimal 24-hour window has often passed), it is available without a prescription in much of the rest of the world, from Albania to Tunisia, from Belgium to Britain.
One thought that paralyzes the Bush administration is that American teenage girls might get easy access to emergency contraception and turn into shameless hussies. But contraception generally doesn’t cause sex, any more than umbrellas cause rain.“
Gina Holland writes for the Associated Press about the Supreme Court’s decision not to review a ten-year old case involving death threat posters produced by anti-family planning extremists against doctors who courageously allow women a full range of reproductive services while over at Salon a piece The Art of Harassing Abortion Seekers.
Coverage in the NYT also highlights the rift between the Pope and Austin Ruse on condoms as well as if moderate GOP icon Rudy Giuliani has a snowball’s chance against radical forces like Austin and his pals.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution provides more confirmation that comprehensive sex education works as girls 10-19, continue a nationwide decline in teen pregnancy, birth and abortion.