MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine on NBC, ABC and in The Washington Post



Charmaine on a previous NBC

Plan B debate In a front page, above the fold story The Washington Post is pushing Plan B.

In Plan B Use Surges, And So Does Controversy, byline Rob Stein, Washington Post Staff Writer, says,

“The popularity of the morning-after pill Plan B has surged in the year since the federal government approved the sale of the controversial emergency contraceptive without a prescription.

Plan B sales have doubled since the Food and Drug Administration authorized the switch for women 18 and older last August, rising from about $40 million a year to what will probably be close to $80 million for 2007, according to Barr Pharmaceuticals, which makes Plan B….

Last August, federal regulators approved the over-the-counter sale of the emergency contraceptive Plan B to women 18 and older….

The sharp rise was hailed by women’s health and family-planning advocates”

Not everyone agrees. The WaPo did quote the other side, in this case, The Good Guys,

“But conservative groups that fought the change say they are disturbed by the surging use.


Charmaine on a previous ABC

appearance on Plan B “This is very concerning,” said Charmaine Yoest of the Family Research Council, which is among several groups suing the FDA to reverse the decision. “We think this is putting women’s health at risk.”…”

Charmaine will be on NBC Nightly News and the local ABC affiliate Channel 7, here in Your Nation’s Capital, tonight, July 13th.

Please check local listings for hit times. Both segments are being taped — so please tune in and let us know what you think.

One never knows how pre-taped interviews will edited about. Not that ABC or NBC would do to Charmaine what the BBC did to the Queen.

Well, maybe not…


Thank you (foot)notes:

Ordinarily, Your Business Blogger advises in Management Training that controversial topics never be taped. The manager has no control over the content after the film crew leaves. In business, if there is sensitive news that requires deeper thinking, the executive must deliver and tell early and tell often and In Real Life. Authentic. The best format is live. That way a liberal Mike Wallace wanna-be won’t fiddle with the tape.

Pro-Abortion advocates are happy. Plan B sales double, Jul 13th, 2007 by elyzabethe

Blogroll, CPAC seatmate James Joyner at Outside The Beltway raises questions at Plan B Sales Surge Due to Availability. Answers coming tonight. Maybe. Depends on the editing.

Air America Radio has Morning After Pill Sales Have Doubled. All nine of their listeners have commented on the subject.

It’s not over the counter yet, but…


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