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Medicine: Morning After Pill / Plan B / Davytan Interview #743854

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Christy Feig) An FDA panel's recommendation on the over-the-counter sale of the morning after pill examined; details given of how the "Plan B" drug works to prevent conception & is reviving the abortion debate. right-to-life, conception & contraception issues. [Planned Parenthood president Gloria FELDT†, Concerned Women for America Wendy WRIGHT†- offer differing opinions on the pill, pregnancy & the use of emergency contraceptives.] The studies of the pill discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with UCLA Dr. Cameila Davytan† about "Plan B." [From Los Angeles, DAVYTAN†- says the pill is pretty safe for over-the-counter use & not prone to cause blood clots; notes the medical definition of pregnancy, how the medication might change women's behavior & how they use contraception.]

Brown, Aaron;
Feig, Christy

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