Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allegedly edited its online description of how the "morning-after pill" works — striking the potentially dubious detail that continues to inspire most of the backlash against the administration's birth control coverage mandate.
The FDA's entry on the "morning-after pill" now reads, in part: "These are pills with hormones similar to other oral contraceptives" and "They stop the ovaries from releasing an egg or stops sperm from joining with the egg." [RH Reality Check]
I literally cannot understand a group of people who are both anti-contraception and anti-abortion, but I guess there are a lot of things I don't really understand about conservative thought. If it were up to me, all hormonal birth control would be cheap and over-the-counter. Anyway, I guess it's a sad state of affairs when it's good news that the FDA is willing to accurately describe what a drug does, rather than change the facts to suit some political purpose, but hey, I guess we've all got to take what we can get these days.