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Should the morning after pill be available to all ages?

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered the FDA to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter to people of any age without a prescription, overturning a decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17 years old.


Do you agree or disagree with this decision?
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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lifeforchrist
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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yuck. What is wrong with our country

SlapItHigh
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Disagree!!!!
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SlapItHigh
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Moral relativism happened :(.


Quoting lifeforchrist:

yuck. What is wrong with our country


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IzzyGabeCadey
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM
I feel that in today's society that yes it should be available to all. If a girl cannot talk to her parents or care givers about needing the morning after pill it leads me to think there are more issues especially issues with communication. I work as a HIV/STD Prevention Health Specialist and I am open with my kids I want them to know they can come to me with out fear.
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goddess99
by Michelle on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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I agree. No one wants a pregnant teenager.

Mommy4000
by Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Yes, I do believe it should be. If we can't effectively teach our children to keep their legs closed, or to use proper protection at the time of sexual activity, then we need to do whatever we can to stop children, from having children. If an effective step is to make this option easily available to all, then I agree with it completely.

ealek
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Yes, the Morning after pill should be available to everyone. It allows women and teens to have a back up. If yoy think about it the Morning After pill prevents to things that people are complaining about all the time: pregnancy outside of a commited relationship ( especially in teens) and abortion.
Some teenagers can't talk to their parents and that's sad but it's a separate issue.
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emtorgeson
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Disagree. I agree that we don't want any pregnant teenagers but by having it available you are encouraging teens to do whatever they want and just take a pill. Just like abortion. If we make it easier for anyone to get it they will do it more and more. The pill doesnt stop the egg from being fertilized, it keeps a fertilized egg from being able to implant on the uterine wall which is why I would never take it. The problem is with our parents. If every parent stepped up and talked to their kids we wouldnt have this problem but that probably wont happen either.
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MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Apr. 16, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Yes

zacmacsmomm
by Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I take no issue with the Morning after Pill, I don't believe life starts at coneption.  It's not different than an IUD or some BC pills.  But I don't know that I agree with making it OTC with no age restriction.  I do believe it's the parents fault if their daughter can't go to them and discuss it. So I don't know.  I guess I'm on the fence about this.

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