Support Increased Access to Emergency Contraception
The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation that would greatly increase access to Emergency Contraception (this is NOT the abortion pill, it's a high dose of birth control pills that can prevent unintended pregnancy AFTER unprotected sex). The bill would allow women to access Emergency Contraception (EC) from a pharmacist. Currently a woman needs a prescription from a physician in order to get EC which causes delays. TIME is critical when using EC since it works better the sooner it is taken after unprotected sex. If this bill passes, unintended pregnancies and abortion will be reduced in Maryland. EC is so safe that 2 FDA scientific panels have recommended making the product available "over the counter". Unfortunately, the FDA has failed to act, and there is no indication they will act soon. Let's act NOW in Maryland.
Of course, Wendy Wright and her buddies are up in arms. They are only primarily concerned for the safety of the women, mind you...
"Concerned Women for America (CWA) opposes the bill because the MAP is potentially harmful to women; moreover, in some cases it causes the abortion of a very tiny embryo."
One would think that a group worried about harm to women would want to encourage access to safer contraception, thus avoiding the alleged dangers of abortion.