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  •  It's all hogwash anyhow (3.75)
    It doesn't matter if "no state legistlature" would enact it.  Quoting the original post:

    the Court won't eliminate the basic "constitutional" right to contraception because that right already has a more secure political footing than the Court's support for it: namely, the people's support for it.

    The FDA has already halted the approval for OTC sale of the morning after pill which is a form of contraception.  OTC sales are critically important because it's effectiveness drops off quickly over time.  It's not equivalent to RU486 which is a pharmaceutical to cause an abortion.  Yet it's withheld by the FDA because of administration policy in spite of science demonstrating it is safe and effective.

    Did a legistlature impose on this contraceptive?  No.  Remember, the FDA, tomorrow could arbitrarily take any contraceptive off the market.  They could make it arbitrarily harder to get them, etc.  That's why having a legal ground that's based in the constitution is important.  

    --- If trickle down economics worked, Marie Antoinette wouldn't have lost her head

    by sterno on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 12:09:28 PM PST

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