Anti-Life Group Laments Scarcity of Abortion-Inducing Drug in NC Pharmacies

Excerpts from “North Carolina Abortion Advocates Upset Morning After Pill Not Sold”
By Steven Ertelt, – June 17, 2007

Abortion advocates in North Carolina are upset that a survey they conducted found nearly half of the pharmacies there don’t stock the morning after pill. That’s after the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sales last year.

National Abortion Rights Action League’s (NARAL) North Carolina affiliate conducted the survey, in which it claims 40 percent of all pharmacies in the state don’t carry the Plan B drug, which can cause an abortion in some circumstances.

Melissa Reed, the executive director of the pro-abortion group, complained about the results of the survey to AP saying “Availability of emergency contraception is critical to reducing unintended pregnancy.”

However, figures from Scotland show that a decision to sell the morning after pill over the counter resulted in an increase in the number of abortions.

In the past five years since the morning-after pill was made available over-the-counter, hundreds of thousands of women have used it but the number of abortions has also risen steadily from 186,300 in 2001 to 194,400 last year.

Frances Forrester, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina chapter of the Concerned Women for America, said she disagrees with the pro-abortion group about whether the drug should be readily available.

“This is not a right that the proponents seem to think it is,” she told the Associated Press.

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