Today’s Herald column: in which I part ways with the left on Plan B

This column was actually sparked by an exchange I had on Twitter with several people over the Obama administration’s decision to reverse the FDA on making Plan B (the morning after pill) available to children as young as 11 without a prescription.

Bracing for the angry mail.

A clip:

Let’s be clear. The directive from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, did not say Plan B shouldn’t be freely available to women. Indeed, women age 17 and over can buy it today, by walking up to the pharmacy counter — something you can’t do, by the way, with birth control pills. Those you have to get from a doctor or clinic.

The requested change would have allowed Plan B to be sold in the condoms aisle, or wherever a retailer chose to place it.

But what makes my liberal friends believe a child at 11 years old, or even 16, wouldn’t use the convenience of condom-aisle Plan B as an excuse to use it instead of condoms, or to skip the hassle of seeing a doctor to get birth control pills, even though the drug is explicitly not supposed to be used as routine contraception?

Read the whole thing here.
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3 Responses to Today’s Herald column: in which I part ways with the left on Plan B

  1. Flo says:

    I’ve been a bit befuddled by the amount of anger over requiring a prescription for girls under 17; glad to see I have some company.

  2. H Squared says:

    Some of the sentiments from the left on this remind me of the rights obsession with everyone (including kids) having access to every imaginable type of fire arm.

  3. Ronbo says:

    So do you also believe that a 13 year old should be forced to give birth?

    When did this blog become owned, lock-stock-and-barrel, by the ghost of Ronald Reagan? “sentiments from the left” just drips with bile,vile and disrespect.

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