Saturday, November 05, 2005

From My Mailbag

NARAL Pro-Choice America reminds us that the Plan B emergency contraception is still unavailable over-the-counter:

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called on Congress to pass new legislation introduced today by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) that would require the Food and Drug Administration to end two years of delay and make a decision on whether women may have over-the-counter access to emergency contraception.

The legislation, the "Plan B for Plan B Act," would give FDA 30 days to approve or deny the application for the Plan B emergency contraceptive, often referred to as the "morning-after pill." If the agency continues to drag its feet, the application is assumed to be approved - and women will finally have easier access to this important means of preventing unintended pregnancy.

If you live near Queens, New York, you can go and attend a show about Afghan women photographers and their photographs.

The National Women's Law Center tells you how you can legally fight sex segregation in education (a pdf file).

And Rorschach, who has an excellent taste in blogspot templates, has a story about breasts and bombs. Which is more frightening?