Steve Chapman on Science, Sex, and Birth Control
America doesn't have a pro-science party and an anti-science party. It has two anti-science parties. That's the clear implication of the controversy over Plan B, the "morning-after" pill that is used to avert pregnancy after unprotected sex. The GOP and its anti-abortion allies have long decried it as an "abortion pill," disregarding scientists who say it isn't. But, writes Steve Chapman, President Barack Obama and his Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, have shown they too know how to close their ears to unwelcome facts.