But after relentless lobbying, pushing and battling by feminists and others on the left, the FDA now says 15 year-old girls can go to any store and get the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without prescription or parental permission -- or even their parents' knowledge. This actually only partially complies with a judge who wanted to lift all age restrictions on Plan B to make it available to everyone.
The age limit was previously 17 years of age, but this wasn't good enough for feminists. They want girls to be younger and younger when they begin sexual activity and want them to have all the pills and procedures available to help them "deal" with any possible pregnancy that ensues.
Of course the abortion and population control groups which seek to promote Plan B ignore the scientifically-proven risks of levonorgestrel (the sole active ingredient of Plan B). These well-documented adverse side effects include significant weight gain (on average 15 pounds), depression, ovarian cyst enlargement, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, and death.
While these risks are multiplied with increased use, the advocates of Plan B promote its increased, frequent, and repeated use, as if it's nothing more than candy.
Even the notorious abortion promoter, David A Grimes, MD, who was once a presenter for Plan B’s manufacturer, acknowledged in a 2002 interview that Plan B use has a serious negative effect on a woman’s menstrual cycle, about which he said, "Repeated use of EC wreaks havoc.”
Clearly, over-the-counter distribution of Plan B to girls too young to be trusted with an aspirin at school would invite misuse and overdose. Still, advocates for the drug assured the FDA that it's completely safe with “no potential for overdose…”
No doubt, the greatest risk of Plan B is loss of human life. But what does that matter as long as women get to exercise their "choice" of sexual behavior and its consequences? And what better way to further demolish the family by separating young girls from parental influence?
The women's movement was once predicated on the demand that women be seen as more than sexual objects. How sad that sexuality is the only thing by which today's feminists seem to value and define women.
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