Tuesday, May 03, 2005
On this day:

Arrogance at Planned Parenthood

John C. A. Bambenek (the "A" stands for "Alert") writes:
I was skimming through LiveJournal and came across this: ================== http://www.livejournal.com/community/chambana/954029.html?view=6356653#t6356653
Free Emergency Contraception!! Emergency Contraception is for you when you want it. The Great EC Giveaway May 11 5:30-7:00 p.m. At Planned Parenthood Of East Central Illinois 302 East Stoughton Champaign No exam, no hassle, and NO MONEY!! Fill out a short application and receive a box of Plan B - absolutely free! Tell your friends, bring them with you, and come yourself.
====================== I have called Planned Parenthood and the woman who answered the phone confirmed this event is taking place sponsored by their education department. The problem is that EC in Illinois still requires a prescription. They COULD have a qualified person on hand to write those presecriptions but unless people are planning on scheduling their "accidents" on May 10th, it's clear they are putting these drugs in circulation for future use and not relating to any current issues. This is in complete disregard of the law. The notice itself makes clear this as well. In short, they are giving away this prescription drug for free without a prescription knowing full well it is going to be stockpiled. This is flagrantly illegal. The police have been notified. Here is contact info: Planned Parenthood Champaign 302 E. Stoughton Champaign, IL 61820-5414 (217) 359-8022 (217) 359-2683 (Fax) Champaign Police Department Phone: 217/351-4545 Illinois Department of Public Health 535 West Jefferson Street Springfield, Illinois 62761 Phone 217-782-4977 Fax 217-782-3987