With little fanfare the Obama Administration announced it would no longer fight a Federal Judge’s ruling that allows the sale of the ‘Morning after Pill” to girls of any age. The Judge had ruled that the age the Administration was using for sales to teenagers (15) was arbitrary. He and removed any age restriction.
So as I understand it, I need to go to the desk and ask for certain cough or sinus medications as they are stored behind the counter to avoid abuse. However, any 11, 12, 13 or older teenager can go pick up the pill stocked on shelves on the floor. A young girl can buy these pills without restriction but must have a photo ID and proved she is at least 18 or 21 to buy cigarettes or beer. (Depends on the state you live in)
Do they honestly expect the young girl to read all the side effects? Do they have enough studies to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, these pills will have no long term effect on the girl’s reproductive system? Should the pill at least be dispensed by prescription for minors under 16? What about parental rights to know for 11-14 year old girls? Is this not a way to allow pedophiles greater chances to abuse children then give them a pill to “erase” some of the evidence from statutory rape?
Has the Federal government gone too far in interfering with parental rights? Are they endangering children? Are they encouraging sex at an even earlier age?