“Morning After Pill” Tweet of the Week

Posted by: ST on April 6, 2013 at 11:12 am

From Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher:


My response to the news of a federal judge striking down age limits on the sale of the so-called “Morning After Pill” (which I don’t consider in contention for “Tweet of the Week” – just sharing):


It’s fascinating, really. Adults have to have to either sign for or have a prescription for certain types of allergy medications but a 13 year old can purchase a powerful hormonal drug that can almost quite literally rip out her uterus lining without anyone ever having to know about it – including her parents.

And, oh no, this pill won’t be abused, you see. Nope. Not at all. /sarc o=>

I’m grateful we live in a society full of freedom of choice and free will, but at the same time our society – especially since the mid 60s, via government actions, cultural shifts, and misguided social movements – has enabled conditions of the environment to make it so easy for people to be as irresponsible as possible … without thinking of what the consequences can be later on. And in the end, we all end up paying for it one way or another. We really are our own worst enemies, when it comes right down to it. The cycle of national shame continues.

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Again, the crux of the problem is how aware (or not) the parents of these girls are about one of the most important aspects of their unfolding lives. Adolescent girls (and boys) are notoriously incapable of masking over their sexual activity, mainly due to the fact they are too emotionally immature to handle such.

    Like Larry Gatlin sang, “It isn’t rocket surgery.”

  2. Jen says:

    How in the hell did the FDA approve a hormonal effecting drug, one powerful enough that it can disrupt a pregnancy or prevent implantation(they admit they really don’t know)as an OTC drug, determining it is safe for all ages, including growing children,(of which , I am unaware of studies having been done to include young teenagers) The studies that were done on it give it a whopping 50% failure rate, which is way below the failure rate for virtually all other forms of birth control.

    Politically movtivated, the judge was correct.Remember, when first approved by the FDA, Sebeilus was hailing it as back up birth control=freedom for all ages. It was after the hue and cry from the public that she decided to apply the age restrictions, which as the judge said, is NOT her perogative, it is the FDA.

    Explain to me any other drug the FDA has approved for OTC in which the FDA doesn’t know how or why it works, and has a 50% failure rate? Herbs, etc. are not regulated by the FDA, so no entries in that category.