Friday, March 27, 2009

Judge thinks FDA should lift age restriction for the baby-killing abortion pill* (Plan B)

U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman of New York has recently instructed the FDA to rethink its 2006 decision that only allows women over 18 years to have access to Plan B without a prescription. Korman urged the agency to "make Plan B available to 17-year-olds within 30 days and to review whether to make the emergency contraceptive available to all ages without a doctor's order."
In his 52-page decision, Korman repeatedly criticized the FDA's handling of the issue, agreeing with allegations in a lawsuit that the decision was "arbitrary and capricious" and influenced by "political and ideological" considerations imposed by the Bush administration.
Of course, not everyone is excited about this. Some conservative Congress members and other groups still like to think that Plan B is unsafe, could "encourage sexual activity and make it easier for men to have sex with underage girls," and of course, that it's a baby-killing abortion pill.

I think it's a good idea for Plan B to be available to all women, regardless of age. Having to show I.D. as a proof of age means that certain women, even if they are over the age of 18 (such as illegal immigrants, as the article states) may be unable to get access to Plan B when they need it, which could easily led to unplanned pregnancies with their whole set of controversial options, including legitimate abortion.

And the idea that having this available to women of all ages would promote sexual activity? Well, haha.

*Sarcasm. :)

EDIT: Moved the dang * in the title it make clearer what I meant.

Via.

1 comment:

Michael said...

OH MY GOD PLAN B IS NOT AN ABORTION PILL

EVEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DOESN'T THINK IT IS

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

*ahem*

sorry. It's one of my "things."

Anyway. Plan B is awesome. I was really excited when I saw an advertisement for it on TV a few weeks ago. Everyone needs to know about it, and it needs to be made available to everyone without prescription.