Wednesday, May 1, 2013

15 Year Old Adults?

Things it is illegal for a 15 year-old to do:
So, a 15 year-old CHILD cannot do a lot of things, yet they can now buy the morning-after pill over the counter.

This means that if a CHILD is impregnated by a 30 year-old man, the crime can more easily be swept under the rug.

This means the parents' of the CHILD are taken out of such big decisions and may never know about it all.

So, tell me what is wrong with the following statement about how some are still not satisfied and want all restrictions on age for the morning-after pill taken away:
"While an improvement over current policy, today's announcement is still disappointing," said Marcia D. Greenberger of the National Women's Law Center. "Because all women will be required to show an ID to establish their age, those without IDs could be denied access."
If you can't figure out the problem, there are 2:
  • A 15 year-old child is not a "woman".
  • A 15 year-old child is too young to get a driver's license and drive a car (under normal circumstances) and we think they can operate the issues of having sex and taking the morning after pill?


FYI - the pill is being marketed as "emergency contraception" and may work as contraception, but it is a back-up abortion drug. Even the FDA description points this out.
ella is contraindicated for use in the case of known or suspected pregnancy. The risks to a fetus when ella is administered to a pregnant woman are unknown. If this drug is inadvertently used during pregnancy, the woman should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus.
Not only might it "harm" the "fetus" but it can cause abortions...
12.1 Mechanism of Action
When taken immediately before ovulation is to occur, ella postpones follicular rupture. The likely primary mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception is therefore inhibition or delay of ovulation; however, alterations to the endometrium that may affect implantation may also contribute to efficacy.

Lord Save Us!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

A very sad day indeed. This is wrong on so many levels. The obvious being the moral and ethical implications. It is also destructive to a woman's fertility and health. These pills are already overused and abused. And then, when a woman WANTS to have a baby and she can't get pregnant she is shocked because no one ever told her that this "harmless pill" wreaks havoc on a woman's fertility. You said it so well, these are children. CHILDREN. It starts with education. We need to educate society about their bodies and what their bodies are made for. Sadly, Planned Parenthood is the mainstream voice on the topic of sexuality. And look where that gets us. Must.keep.hope.