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Medicine: Morning-After Pill #837149

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Jessica Yellin) The FDA's controversial decision on the morning-after pill allowing Plan B to be sold over-the-counter examined; details given about how this high dose of birth control works & about moral opposition to it. [FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation & Research director Dr. Steven GALSON†- cites benefits of the pill.] [Concerned Women for America president Wendy WRIGHT†, Senator Hillary CLINTON - offer differing opinions on the decision.] [Planned Parenthood president Cecile RICHARDS†- questions limiting access for young people.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Nancy Women) The reaction among women to making Plan B available over-the-counter examined; details given of pharmacists' concerns about dispensing the contraceptive. [Cornell/Weill Dr. Robin KALISH†- cites the advantages for young women.] [At Texas Christian University, three STUDENTS - offer views on the drug.] [Christian Medical Assn. Dr. David STEVENS†- offers caution about this "easy out."]

Gibson, Charles;
Yellin, Jessica;
Women, Nancy

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