Is Bush Flip-Flopping on Pro-Life Issue?

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    Bush's nominee for FDA Commissioner supports OTC sales of Plan B (RU-486) for women over 18 years of age. Girls under 18 would still need a prescription.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200608/NAT20060802a.html
     
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    http://www.family.org/cforum/extras/a0041735.cfm
     
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    According to the article, Bush's nominee supports the "Morning After Pill;" which, is contraceptive, and makes no mention of RU-486 (the Abortion Pill) other than the FDA's doubtful speculation on being able to control the Morning After Pill based on attempted control of RU-486.

    Nowhere is it mentioned that Bush's nominee supports RU-486.
     
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    Very true, Gunny, and my apologies... RU-486 is mifepristone, Plan B is estrogen & levonorgestrel. However...

    I guess this is what all the upset is about?
     
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    I suppose it depends on belief. While I am by no means a proponent of abortion, I AM a proponent of birth control as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancy; which, in most cases would alleviate the need of the former.

    There are those however who are opposed to ANY form of birth control and expect people in today's society to "just say no to sex" as the only form of preventing unwanted pregnancy.

    While I DO consider that anyone not prepared to have a child should consider the possible consequences of their actions if an dwhen engaging in sex, I also see abstinence as the only form of birth control as unrealistic and unrealistic given our over-sexed society.

    I have no problem with contraceptive devices as they are preventative, while RU-486 and/or actual abortion are after-the-fact destruction; which I do not agree with outside the realm of medical necessity.
     

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