Last night was certainly no exception.
I was at the gym and because my iPod was completely dead, I was forced to listen to the news as I worked out. That's when I over heard Charles Gibson, from ABC's World News, lead into a story about the "morning after pill."
I don't usually get controversial on my blog, but I'm warning you, here goes...
I stopped dead in my workout and listened to the entire story and was baffled to hear the headline. The FDA has reduced the age limit on buying this "morning after pill," called Plan B (which the name itself makes me want to vomit), to 17. The Bush administration had set the age limit to 18, but evidently that wasn't good enough.
And in case you're not aware, it's an over the counter purchase, like Tylenol. And since it went OTC in 2006, sales have doubled!
Supporters of the drug are, of course, ecstatic about this decision.
I, on the other hand, if you can't tell, am not a supporter, and am not happy about such a ridiculous decision. Whatever happened to teaching our children responsibility? I will first and foremost teach my children that sex is something to be reserved for marriage, but if they choose to have sex outside of marriage, I will certainly make sure they are aware of ALL of the consequences.
Why in the world would we, as a society, create a pill to magically erase poor choices? This is absurd!
And I don't want to get into discussions about rape, because this pill was NOT created for that purpose. And even if it was, the decision to make it OTC and then available to minors has nothing to do with that.
This is about allowing children to do what they want with absolutely no responsibility for their actions.
Oh, and let's not forget that their actions, in this case, is a human life.
(If you'd like to view the story, here is the link to the ABC new page and the story, as of this morning, is on the right sidebar.)
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