Friday, August 25, 2006

Ignorance Of The Law . . . .

That's wrong with this lede:

As Bay Area women got word they will soon be able to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription, many hailed the decision as a major victory for women's rights.
Soon? SOON? California is already one of 9 states that allows access to Plan B without a prescription. That the reporter got it wrong is scary. That a quoted health clinic director called the upcoming access "revolutionary" is downright terrifying.

Get educated, people. Yes, any coverage of the FDA's approval is good - but coverage that implies that Californians don't have access yet is irresponsible. Get educated.

And by the way: The Chron even has a damn map showing that Cali has access currently that runs with another article. WTF?

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