Last week U.S. District Judge Edward Korman issued a controversial ruling, overriding FDA judgment, ordering that Plan B, also known as the morning-after-pill, be made available to 17-year-old girls without a prescription. But he didn’t stop there, he “asked” the FDA to consider making Plan B available to girls of all ages without a prescription.
Plan B, which can act as an abortifacient, is currently available over-the-counter to women 18 and older. Now, through the ruling of one federal judge, it may be available to all girls without a prescription.
The reasoning behind this politically expedient ruling completely escapes me. I have friends who were prescribed birth control pills for health reasons (other than aborting a baby) and the terrible things those hormones did to them have been life-altering and life-threatening. Plan B is a higher dose of hormones than birth control, and Korman wants to make that available to young girls without a prescription? What’s responsible about that?? How is pumping hormones into a young girl’s body, without the oversight of a physician or even a parent, a good idea?
It’s a politically and ideologically motivated idea, that’s what. But that shouldn’t surprise us these days when our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, accepts the “Margaret Sanger Award” from Planned Parenthood for her advocacy of abortion. I wonder, would she publicly accept that award if it was well known that Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood founder, advocated sterilization and eugenics?
In a nation where we already legally sacrifice our girls and their unborn children to the abortionist’s knife and the pharmacist’s concoction for the sake of “sexual freedom,” Korman’s ruling is more than over-the-counter, it’s over the edge.