Thursday, July 29, 2004

Emergency Contraception Generates Controversy

Last night, on the way home from work, I listened to a segment of All Things Considered, entitled Alabama Nurses Quit Over Morning After Pill. This link should open the audio stream:

The gist of the story is that state-sponsored public health clinics in Alabama have started to offer emergency contraception (EC) to their clients. Some nurses objected, and quit. The state began to offer employees "accommodations," if they object to dispensing EC. The accommodation is either to transfer them to another job, or to allow them to continue the job without being compelled to be involved with EC. In this post, I review the broadcast, make some comments of my own, and review the Blogosphere response to the Alabama situation, and to emergency contraception in general. Read the rest at The Rest of the Story.