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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Victory: TV show agrees to fix their Plan B mistake

On Tuesday, we linked readers to an action over at ThinkProgress demanding that the CW network correct erroneous references to the Morning-After-Pill in Veronica Mars, one of the most popular shows amongst 18-24 year-olds this year. The blurb for the upcoming episode used to read:
Veronica (Kristen Bell) is hired by Bonnie (guest star Carlee Avers, "Commander in Chief"), a promiscuous classmate, to find out who secretly slipped her the morning after pill, causing her to have a miscarriage.
One small problem. The Morning-After-Pill doesn't cause miscarriages and is NOT an abortion pill. It is only effective in preventing unintended pregnancies if taken within 72 hours after sex. Right-wing folks would call the morning after pill an abortion pill to rile up their base -- so in effect, the CW network was handing out extremist propaganda.

So, after receiving emails and complaints from readers like you, the network reneged and changed all references to the Morning-After-Pill to RU-486, which actually is an abortion pill.

A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.


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