Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 15, 2011

Holy Father’s Message for World Day of the Sick

On the 20th Anniversary of the World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict has made the following statement.  Read more.

December 7, 2011

FDA overruled: No to younger teens getting morning-after contraception without prescription

In a surprise move with election-year implications, the Obama administration’s top health official overruled her own drug regulators and stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.

The decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius means the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive will remain behind pharmacy counters, as it is sold today — available without a prescription only to those 17 and older who can prove their age.  Read more.