Obama: 'I'm comfortable with' FDA decision allowing girls 15 and up to buy morning-after pill

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 2, 2013 - 5:38 PM
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mandansmomMay. 2, 13 6:34 PM

The FDA decision, and Obama's support, are based on solid political evidence. The science does not point to any age limit on safety. These are short term, very safe drugs that pose risks only to pregnant women (who wouldn't be using them properly), especially if they are using IUDs. (Still not using them properly). Plan B prevents pregnancy. It doesn't terminate pregnancy.

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crystalbayMay. 2, 1310:44 PM

I've been a strong supporter of Obama, but this flies in the face of a speech he just gave to Planned Parenthood yesterday in which he expressed solid support for women's reproductive rights. Condoning the DOJ's intervention in this matter is simply not consistent with protecting women's rights and smacks of politicization of the issue. Deeply disappointing.

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firefight41May. 3, 13 6:41 AM

The administration takes us yet another step down the road of immoral decadence

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benleeMay. 3, 13 7:12 AM

This law sets a benchmark of what is and what is not acceptable in our society; lessons and moral codes learned early on. Now 12- and 13-year-old girls may consider engaging in casual sex since pregnancy is no longer a deterrent, they can justify in their minds that they are “close to 15″ and can just pop a morning-after pill the next day. A 12-year-old getting a morning-after pill from a 15-year-old friend is easier than getting one from a 17- or 18-year-old. Children who were uninterested or hesitant about engaging in casual sex before now may take the leap; peer pressure to do so will likely increase, since “you can pop a pill to kill the baby.” This pill is very likely going to influence young people’s attitudes about the sanctity of life of the unborn, diminish even further their responsibilities when engaging in multiple sexual relationships. Is this what our society wants? The morning-after pill makes having more sex partners more often much easier for 15-year-old children. Plus, how many times can a teen girl ingest this pill each week, each month, each year during her lifetime, before some physical/hormonal damage could occur? Really, HOW safe is this pill? Without a doctor or parent being involved, a girl is put at great risk without an adult safety net. A doctor and parents should be involved for children who are too immature and/or underage to drive, vote, sign a contract, or attend an R-rated movie. No Big Gulps or tanning beds for teens!....Yet an abortion inducing pill without a physician overseeing a prescription is OK. Wow. There is something very twisted and wrong with this picture.

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