Boston Legal episode to focus on emergency contraception

If you like to mix politics and pop culture, you may want to check out tonight’s episode of Boston Legal at 10 pm on ABC. It features a story line on a hospital that refuses to offer emergency contraception (EC) to a rape victim who consequently becomes pregnant. The Duvall Reproductive Rights Project of the ACLU of PA has organized a tool kit for individuals who want to host a viewing party of the episode. Thought it’s too late to organize something for tonight, we are hoping to obtain copies of the show to distribute for use in the future.

This tool kit is part of the project, a website which promotes the importance of making emergency contraception available to sexual assault survivors. Kudos to the producers of Boston Legal, who included information about on the show’s site.

6 thoughts on “Boston Legal episode to focus on emergency contraception

  1. Coincidentally, today the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy ordered Wal-Mart to carry “Plan B” emergency contraceptives in their pharmacy section. It seems two customers sought to buy “Plan B” from them and couldn’t so they sued. The newstory also reported that nationwide Wal-Mart carries “Plan B” only in Illinois, because the State of Illinois ordered them to do so.

  2. Not surprisingly, the head of the Catholic League is condemning David E. Kelley for the episode.

    Apparently, they’re quite familiar with his “anti-Catholic” tendencies, and have a “big fat file” on him.

    The way I look at it, the show didn’t focus on the fact that the hospital should have given the victim the prescription, but rather that they prevented her from seeking it elsewhere in the necessary time.

    Not anti-Catholic at all.

    Just anti-idiocy.

  3. Dear God…reason in politics…State Senators Connie Williams and Joe Conti…stop it hurts too much.

  4. When the head of the catholic league complained about the show he captured an essential truth — that the Catholic heirarchy is more interested in preserving its image and adhering to a set of rules than in helping victims in dire circumstances. Boston Legal is to be commended for focusing attention on the needs and rights of the victim to make decisions based on her moral beliefs. – carol petraitis, duvall project, aclu-pa

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