Over the last several days, I have been writing about the horrifying Gosnell Case, where a Pennsylvania Abortion Doctor slaughtered an undetermined number of living human babies, after botched late-term abortions.
Yesterday, I wrote about how the current push for “abortion freedom” is eerily reminiscent of the Eugenics Movement, found in America in the early 20th Century.
Now, our federal government is passing out Morning After pills, also known as “Plan B”.
Plan B or Emergency Contraception is designed for emergency use and not recommended to be used as a regular method of birth control. Plan B One Step is a single pill containing a high dose of progestin, and is available to women without prescription if they are 17 or older. It claims that if taken within 72 hours of “unprotected” sex, it will prevent ovulation, but it also prevents the already conceived embryo from implanting in the endometrium, causing an early abortion.
Let me ask you sumpin’. At what age do you believe that young women should have access to these abortiafacients? 21? 20? 19? 18? 17?
The Obama Administration believes that 15 is old enough to have access to the “birth control” pills.
FoxNews.com reports that
The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it — an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
Today, Plan B One-Step is sold behind pharmacy counters, and buyers must prove they’re 17 or older to buy it without a prescription. Tuesday’s decision by the Food and Drug Administration lowers the age limit and will allow the pill to sit on drugstore shelves next to spermicides or other women’s health products and condoms — but anyone who wants to buy it must prove their age at the cash register.
Some contraceptive advocates called the move promising.
“This decision is a step in the right direction for increased access to a product that is a safe and effective method of preventing unintended pregnancies,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. “It’s also a decision that moves us closer to these critical availability decisions being based on science, not politics.”
But earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York blasted the Obama administration for imposing the age-17 limit, saying it had let election-year politics trump science and was making it hard for women of any age to obtain the emergency contraception in time. He ordered an end to the age restrictions by Monday.
The women’s group that sued over the age limits said Tuesday’s action is not enough, and it will continue the court fight.
Lowering the age limit “may reduce delays for some young women but it does nothing to address the significant barriers that far too many women of all ages will still find if they arrive at the drugstore without identification,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
The FDA said the Plan B One-Step will be packaged with a product code that prompts the cashier to verify a customer’s age. Anyone who can’t provide such proof as a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport wouldn’t be allowed to complete the purchase.
“These are daunting and sometimes insurmountable hoops women are forced to jump through in time-sensitive circumstances, and we will continue our battle in court to remove these arbitrary restrictions on emergency contraception for all women,” Northup said.
This Liberal Administration and their minions have been prepping for this moment for quite a while.
Last September 13th, New York City Schools starting passing out Morning After Pills to students, in reaction to 7,000 unwanted pregnancies by children under the age of 14, the previous school year. Other oral and injectable birth control was given out, as well…without permission from the students’ parents.
But, hey, who needs to tell the parents? After all, the government is smarter than we are, aren’t they?
According to a report found on the George Soros funded website, thinkprogress.org,
The teen pregnancy rate in New York City dropped by 27 percent over the last decade, a statistic that city officials credit to teens’ expanded access to contraception.
The city’s health commissioner, Tom Farley, told the New York Daily News that the data shows two concurrent trends: more adolescents are choosing to use birth control, and more of them are also delaying sexual intercourse…
But, wait! There’s more!
… Despite the promising trends, health officials in the city note that there are still significant racial and geographic disparities among the teens who are getting pregnant. The Bronx has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the country, and African-American teens in New York City have a much higher pregnancy rate than their white counterparts — 110.7 births for every 1,000 back girls, compared with 16 births for every 1,000 white girls. That trend is evident on a national level, too. Black and Latina women have the highest rates of unplanned pregnancy and, subsequently, the highest rates of abortion.
Not to mention the fact that…
According to the manufacturers of Plan B One Step, side effects of the medication include nausea, lower abdominal pain, headaches, and changes in menstrual cycle.
“Menstrual changes is a big one, because (emergency contraception) can really throw off the woman’s cycle,”[Dr. Jennifer]Landa [a hormone specialist] said. “Women could come to really rely on this quite regularly, and then their period is going to be messed up for several weeks after doing this. Ultimately they’re not going to know if they’re pregnant or not.”
There are many other more serious well-documented side effects, Landa added, that come from overusing Plan B – including significant weight gain, depression, ovarian cyst enlargement, gall bladder disease, high blood pressure, and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.
But, other than that, they’re perfectly safe to be giving to kids…without notifying their parents.
You remember, that Monster I wrote about yesterday? Well, it looks as if he’s taking his first steps.
Or, to quote Melissa Harris-Perry…
…we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.
Because, after all, traditional American notions about morality, personal responsibilty, and the preservation of life, are so old fashioned, aren’t they?
God help us.
Until He Comes,