Thursday, April 23, 2009

Plan B - What Are They Thinking??

Well, it's official...your 17-year-old daughter can now walk into a pharmacy and buy the Plan B "morning after" pill...without a prescription...and without your knowledge or permission.

According to an article on the U.S. News website, the judge who directed the FDA to make the Plan B drug available to 17-year-olds, also ordered the FDA
" review whether emergency contraception can be made available without any age restriction." (Read the entire article here)  If that is approved, then even very young teenagers will have free access as well.

I am unapologetically pro-life.  These pills are clearly an abortifacient.  Assuming that conception takes place, Plan B will induce an abortion of the fertilized egg. This is wrong. But even if I did not take that stand, I would still think that this decision is not right, because I do not believe that underage children should be able to have access to drugs without their parents' consent. 

By the way, some of the side effects of using these pills are:
Abdominal pain
Heavier Menstrual Bleeding
Lighter Menstrual Bleeding
Breast Tenderness

So, 17-year-old Sally takes the pills, ends up very ill...and her parents have NO IDEA WHY.

This is just one more step in the direction of taking away our parental rights. How long are we going to just sit by and watch it happen? 

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