William Saletan, always a perceptive analyst of US politics around abortion and reproductive health, has a perceptive Slatecolumn on the alleged surge in pharmacists refusing, on conscience, to prescribe Plan B.

Like Saletan, I’ve been reading the news stories on this alleged controversy and finding them overblown. There’s not much of a trend, and that’s good news, whether you’re concerned about lowering the abortion rate or protecting women’s rights or, like me, doing both.