How does a judge think that he can make himself the FDA? Just because he likes the morning after pill, he thinks he can make it available to children without a doctor’s or nurse practitioner’s oversight. The FDA is an imperfect but scientific organization which bases its decisions mostly on the science and also takes into account cultural, economic, and political factors that impact the functioning of that science in the real world. I personally hated that they made the so called emergency contraceptive available, but the problem is with the Congress that did not set as policy the personhood of the unborn. By the science, it is relatively safe for adult women over 16 to take. It is not the job of the FDA to make law. It made a reasonable decision to make it available. I never questioned the FDA on that because I trust them to make decisions based upon the science. The same FDA was much more cautious on the idea of giving high hormone doses to children without medical supervision. The biggest problem with making the drug OTC is that some 14 year old girl could use it instead of controlled birth control dosages or condoms. She could be fed them once a week by her 20 year old boy friend who wants to cover his tracks. This could lead to cancer later in life. The FDA is safeguarding children because there is no science validating the long term effect of unregulated use on children. Will the judge be held responsible? No. He has no responsibility that is why he legally has no authority. If he wants it, he should resign and apply for the FDA. That is the way the system works. Edward Korman should be reminded of that. He ceased to be a federal judge yesterday and became a policy maker.