The Right and Sex

The Right always seems obsessed with sex. Especially sex among young people. I'll let your inner Freud examine the possible roots of this obsession with young people and sex. But while we're on the topic, let's discuss Janet Woodcock's thoughts on Plan B.

From Newsday.com:

Former FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford, Dr. Janet Woodcock, deputy operations commissioner, and Dr. Steven Galson, director of the FDA's drug evaluation center, are to testify in court-ordered depositions to be taken by attorneys for the Manhattan-based Center for Reproductive Rights on April 26, 27 and 28 in Washington, D.C. and Rockville, Md.

The women's group seeks to force approval of over-the-counter sales of Plan B, which can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Simon Heller, one of the attorneys, plans to quiz Woodcock about a March 23, 2004, staff memo suggesting she was concerned Plan B might lead to teenage promiscuity.

The FDA is only supposed to consider the safety and efficacy of drugs.

In the memo released by the FDA during the discovery process, Dr. Curtis Rosebraugh, an agency medical officer, wrote: "As an example, she stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B."
Emphasis mine. Seriously, you're worried about a morning after pill giving rise to sex cults?

Somebody wasn't popular in High School.

Adolecence is dominated by the idea that everybody is having sex but you. I guess the Right just never grew out of that...

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