Planned Parenthood opposed to OTC contraceptive pills proposed by GOP

No, you did not fall through the looking glass. A half-dozen GOP Senators led by Cory Gardner indeed want to force makers of contraceptive pills to file a request for over-the-counter status with the FDA.

That some hard social conservatives would be opposed is a given, but that the federally subsidizd abortion mill known as Planned Parenthood would do so seems counterintuitive — except of course to inveterate cynics like myself.

Leave it to Steven Den Beste, the retired “USS Clueless” blogger, to hit the nail on the head:

It’s not ideology, it’s rent seeking. PP’s doctors are major sources of doctor prescriptions for birth control pills, and PP gets paid for every prescription. If birth control pills become OTC, PP will lose that revenue

Commenter  “Wildoates” clarifies:

it’s not about actually providing conception control to women, it’s about being the gatekeeper to providing conception control (and other so-called women’s health issues) to women, and the many dollars that follow from that. If you own the only ferry on that particular river, you get the tolls. People start building bridges upstream and you’re doomed.

I never was in any doubt as to what PP et al. really were — it is still amusing to see them so blatantly act like it though

Good News Friday

Happy VE-day, and here’s Anne’s weekly summary of good news from my adoptive homeland. Some really good stuff this time.

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After yet another contentious and tense week, thank goodness it’s Friday and time to post another Good News Friday installment.

Dionne Warwick coming to perform in Israel Dionne Warwick coming to perform in Israel

We’ll start with some entertainment news. Despite US singer Lauryn Hill cancelling her scheduled concert in Israel due to pressure from the BDS bigots, the equally (or more) popular Dionne Warwick has no such qualms and stated that she has no intention of giving in to BDS pressure:

After entertainer Lauryn Hill cancelled her show in Israel for political reasons, American diva Dionne Warwick said Wednesday that she has no plans to cancel her upcoming Tel Aviv performance, saying that “art has no boundaries.”

A statement released to the press read that Ms. Warwick “would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel.”

Outspoken Israel critic…

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