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October 8th, 2006 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Oct. 8th, 2006

03:15 pm - The Evil of Medical Licensure (and the FDA)

Check out this sobering account of one woman's futile efforts to buy emergency contraception. The fundamentalist Christian mindset deserves the scorn it receives in the comments. But nobody seems to recognize the two secondary villains, without which the fundamentalists would not be able to exert their pernicious control: medical licensure laws and the FDA. Both institutions were instituted by liberal do-gooders (in collaboration with established industry players) who wanted to "protect" the ignorant public from quacks and charlatans. Yet another example of how people think that _their_ guys will always be in control, and the laws they pass won't be used against _them_.

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