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Govt. Approves Hangover Cure, Denies Morning After Pill

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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 04:37 AM
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Oh, the irony!

Now we can drink with reckless abandon and not feel too bad about it tomorrow. Wow, and it's even called Blowfish!




posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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That's not a "hangover cure", just a headache tablet with loads of caffeine and Aspirin, and that stuff from aspartame.

Chemicals that mess with reproduction are not to be taken lightly, and shouldn't be available at the corner store!

It's high time the male pill came out, because the substances have existed for years (like Gossypol malecontraceptives.org...).
But oh no we can't mess with the "crown jewels".
Only women must bleed and take the risk.

In fact, why not make morning-after ARVs available at the corner store?
Do you think your drunken lover last night was a bit dodgy?
Just swallow these for two weeks and hope for the best.
If you manage to take them diligently without nausea and migraines, then your chances of getting HIV/AIDS are reduced.

Ooh, or we could have just used a condom.
But I suppose nobody's ever heard of one those naughty things!
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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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Why o why does the US keep on electing these fools who lay these stupid laws down, along with Stem cell research, this latest one is a doozie. It's almost as if most Americans are Self Hating. Child abuse in the US is the highest in any industrialised nation, help for Unmarried mothers is almost non-existant & what is available is looked upon with such self rightousness that ANY drug that goes some way in preventing unwanted children should be welcomed (& is everywhere else). Are US politicians & mega-Church preachers the only ones who are allowed "mistakes" that with a televised apology is soon forgotten? I am almost at the point of despair at the US, I know there are a LOT of good & clever people there, so why aren't they in gov'?



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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I don't see what the issue is. The article states "For now, Plan B will stay behind pharmacy counters, available without a prescription only to those 17 and older who can prove their age." Its still going to be an OTC drug. I'm surprised they are even going to sell it to those under the age of 18 in the first place. We have a lot bigger problems to worry about than people under the age of 17 being able to buy this pill. One would be that pills has become the solution to many issues. Another would be people running around unable to control the use of their reproductive organs. Lets take a step back and look at the big picture here...



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 06:50 AM
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Talk about spin....The morning after pill IS still available. It is NOT available to kids that are 17 and under. As it should be. Get off your high horse.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by halfoldman
Ooh, or we could have just used a condom.
But I suppose nobody's ever heard of one those naughty things!
edit on 8-12-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)


Offcourse people should use comdoms at all times but it seems to happen a lot that people aren't known for making the right choices when being drunk. Not saying that being drunk is great, but if one happens to be so far gone that unprotected sex occcurs while being fertile, wouldn't it be grand to be able to take one?

The morning-after shouldn't be taken carelessly though, just available by doctor's presciption...( i dont know it works in the US ).



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 07:33 AM
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Well I'm not against such pills, but get them from a clinic or doctor.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by tjack

But unfortunately, if we get too blasted and certain things happen, as they often do when partying, we still get to gamble on the possibility of the life-altering consequences of parenthood.
No morning after pill for YOU!


Its still right where it was an empty box on the shelf that you take up to the counter and ask for as long as 17 or older. They cant really sell it to people 16 and younger because they are children and selling to that age would incriminate the girl buying it as violating most states age of consent or statutory rape laws.

If you are going to be a bad enough parent to let your KID have sex buy the pill for them or be smart enough to make sure they know about and use some other type of birth control. (which the parents should have used to begin with to prevent this from being an issue)



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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These pills can apparently have side-effects:


Emergency contraception or birth control must be done under the supervision of a fertility and reproductive health specialist because if it is done improperly, it could have long term side effects and can be harmful for health of a woman. In some cases, contraceptive pills can also cause difficulty in getting pregnant for a few months after stopping the pills. Emergency contraception should be used sparingly.


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Perhaps it's easy for the man to say, let's dish it out like confetti.
He doesn't have to take it.
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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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Ive had friends who've taken this and the side effects can be pretty nasty and last for a while.

Like scary and debilitating side effects.

Still, why the hell not make it available to anyone over the counter? 17 is a pretty arbitrary age.

I have to be 17 to get this pill but I can be 12 and load up on all sorts of bottles in the aisles of things to get high on, things to kill with and things to make bombs from?

A little consistency please.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Talk about spin....The morning after pill IS still available. It is NOT available to kids that are 17 and under. As it should be. Get off your high horse.


Apparently the slightly tounge-in-cheeky, touch of humor tone of my post has eluded you. Sorry about that, you get 1 free hug. Cheer up there, perky.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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I thought water was already approved? That is about the best thing for a hangover or to try and prevent one.
Dehydration is the biggest problem. It's been a while since I had a hangover, but water always helped the most.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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This whole Blowfish hangover cure is bull. I took the last product that Alka Seltzer put out to cure hangovers and I thought I was going to die. Ru21 is the only one I found that works, but you get immune to it pretty quick.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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My bad. I completely missed the sarcasm. In that case





posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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Toss two Alka-Selzers into a 20 oz. bottle of Gatorade. When it stops fizzing, drink it. Works every time.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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I would postulate that the difference between a "hangover" pill and a "morning after pill" would have something to do with a fetus being involved. Taking a hangover pill (when B vitamins work just as well) has an effect solely upon your person while the abortion pill deprives a human being of life.

I see a bit of a difference there



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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The morning after pill isn't an abortion pill. The morning after pill prevents the release of an egg from the ovary before a pregnancy has occurred. They do not harm an already existing pregnancy. The abortion pill, however, will terminate an existing pregnancy. Parental consent is not required to acquire the morning after pill because it is not any form of abortion. Parental consent is required to take the abortion pill, though, because it involves terminating a pregnancy. If emergency contraception caused abortions or miscarriages, then it wouldn't be easy to acquire without prescription.



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