On the morning after pill:
Let’s make it a given that the morning after pill is perfectly safe for all ages and it’s been very well studied to come to this conclusion from the FDA:
the emergency contraceptive was “safe and effective in adolescent females” and could be used properly by young women without consulting a doctor.
IF, that is the case, and IF this country is going to be ok with abortion, then is it really a good argument to say “girls need to get permission for aspirin, so they should need permission for this too!”?
Frankly, I think that’s an argument against regulating aspirin.
If you’re having sex at <17 years of age you could well be abused, or used, or just a little wild. Either way, let's give people the benefit of the doubt. If you have started your period, then you know how reproduction works. If you know how reproduction works, then you know that pregnancy is a possibility. If you know that, have sex anyway and want to avoid a full blown pregnancy without telling your parents, then a safe pill that you can buy at the drugstore is probably a better idea than an actual abortion....even if this pill ends the life of a conceived egg.
That being said, let’s look at abortion and babies, because based on a ton of quotes coming out in the news these days from abortion zealots, a living breathing born baby, really doesn’t count until you take it home!…..QOTY via George Will on this subject:
Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $500 million in government subsidies, is branching out, expanding its mission beyond the provision of abortions to the defense of consumers’ rights: If you pay for an abortion, you are owed a dead baby.
That’s just ugly. And a definite truism out of the abortion lobby that makes my head/ears hurt.