On August 26th, the FDA announced that it will initiate a new public comment period on the application to make Plan B emergency contraception available over the counter. This action amounts to an indefinite delay in consideration of the application and flies in the face of the mounting scientific and medical evidence that emergency contraception is a safe, effective method for reducing the rate of unintended pregnancy.
The FDA's action prompted Dr. Susan Woods, Director of the Office of Women's Health and a widely-respected voice for scientific integrity and women's health, at the FDA to resign in protest. Senators Clinton and Murray have drafted a letter, which they will send to the FDA in response to the agency's request for public comment on the Plan B application.http://clinton.senate.gov/contact/petitions/planb.cfm
please sign this, ladies. this is important.