Fox News: Plan B "covers up rapes," is "boon for creepy uncles"

Fox News' "The Five" weighs in on the FDA ruling to expand access to safe birth control

Published May 3, 2013 5:10PM (EDT)

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On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced its decision to make Plan B available over the counter and without a prescription to anyone aged 15 or older, and Fox News' "The Five" wants to talk about it.

The group bemoaned the FDA's decision, falsely labeling Plan B an "abortion pill" (for more on how Plan B works please see here) and announced a theory that increased access to birth control will somehow "cover up rapes." This line of argument is not based in reality: forensic investigations do not require a pregnancy to confirm an assault and women's bodies are not incubators for evidence in rape cases.

After all of that, Greg Gutfeld chimed in that the FDA's decision is a "boon for creepy uncles."

Let's see if you can follow his logic:

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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