Plan B, not just denied by pharmacies anymore!
September 20, 2006
I was told by every urgent care I called and every emergency room that I was shit out of luck. I was asked my age. My marital status. How many children I had. If I had been raped and when I became uncomfortable with the questions I was told, "Well Ma'am, try to understand that you will be interviewed and the doctor has 'criteria' that you need to meet before he will prescribe it for you."Ann explains why the recent decision to allow the sale of Plan B over the counter isn't quite the victory it's been touted as:
Plan B won't be available without a prescription until at least January 1. And even then, because of the age restriction, you won't be able to buy it from any old store clerk even if you're over 18. Nope, you've got to find a licensed pharmacy that's opened. And you've still got to ask a pharmacist-- who, in most states, can refuse to give it to you. Good things to keep in mind when national women's rights groups are calling the FDA's Plan B decision a victory.(Feministing; TheBitingBeaver)