It’s now legal for your 11-year old daughters to buy abortifacients

Welcome to the brave new world. Now your 11-year old daughter can purchase abortifacient “birth control” over the counter without parental consent. Here’s the lede from NBC News’ report:

A federal judge on Friday reversed a contentious Food and Drug Administration ruling and ordered the agency to make the so-called “morning-after pill” available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age, including those younger than 17.

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10 Responses to It’s now legal for your 11-year old daughters to buy abortifacients

  1. Daryl Little April 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    And so, never mind the abortions which will be bad enough, but how many little kids will die or have serious medical difficulties because someone thinks that sex without consequences is the birthright of every girl who reaches puberty…sickening and terrifyingly sad.

  2. Scott B. April 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Plan B is not an abortifacient. It does not cause abortion. RU-486 is the only abortion-inducing drug on the market. It is not approved by the FDA for contraceptive use nor is it available without a prescription. I don’t want to see any young girl being sexually active or to fall prey to thinking this is her saving grace should she be aware enough of her own reproductive cycle. But let’s stop calling contraceptives something they’re not. It’s a guilt game and it’s shameful.

    • Denny Burk April 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Scott, you are wrong about this. I’ve made the case previously here: http://www.dennyburk.com/do-morning-after-pills-cause-abortions/.

      [Thanks for commenting, but please remember to use first and last name in the future.]

    • Brian Watson April 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      I was going to make this comment anyway, but it’s a good response to Scott.

      Look at the last paragraph of the story:

      “Emergency contraception uses high doses of the same hormones used in birth control to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It can prevent or delay ovulation, prevent fertilization or, in some cases, prevent implantation of a fertilized egg into the lining of the uterus. It does not cause miscarriages or abortions and would have no effect if a woman were already pregnant, medical experts say.”

      First of all, there is really no such thing as a “fertilized egg.” Once the egg is fertilized, it is no longer egg or egg + sperm, but a new life. On a technical level, we can call this a zygote, which will become an embryo. But we now, medically speaking, it’s a new life. To say that a new life will be prevented from being implanted is to say, honestly, that it’s an abortion. These “medical experts” have redefined things so that, according to them, life begins after implantation, not at the moment of fertilization. This kind of equivocation needs to be called out for what it is. When we start to buy into the definitions that are being made up, we are losing the battle for truth and justice.

      On a separate note, it just seems to me that with all of things that are happening, now one cares about truth or what is right. We are so bent on doing what we want to do, that we find a thousand ways to justify our actions. I suppose this is the part of our sin nature and is nothing new, but this sense of entitlement, coupled with a will to bend truth in order to justify our sinful desires, is running rampant these days. Lord, have mercy on us.

  3. Steven Mitchell April 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Sorry, but you’re overreacting. What was struck down was not a law but a regulation by the FDA. It was struck down not because a minor has a right to the pill, but because the FDA didn’t fulfill the administrative requirements for exercising the power delegated to it by Congress. When agencies enact regulations, they are constrained by the powers that the legislature delegated to them and must follow rather strict procedures in doing so. If they don’t do so, a court will strike it down. Just like a judge will rule against you in a lawsuit, regardless of the merits of your case, if you don’t adhere to the rules of the court and legal procedure.

    It’s purely an administrative law decision, and reading through the opinion, it was probably a correct one.

  4. buddyglass April 6, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Worth noting the Obama HHS was the cause of it not being sold OTC in the first place.

    • Tom Parker April 6, 2013 at 11:14 am #

      Buddy: You said:”Worth noting the Obama HHS was the cause of it not being sold OTC in the first place.” I missed that part in this post by Denny. President Obama gets blamed for everything even when he does not do something.

  5. Tom Parker April 6, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    One more comment. It may be legal for an eleven year old to have access to this item but it will not be available for at least a month. Denny you and others are getting people all fired up and alarmed when this may well never be available to 11 year old girls–why?

  6. Ian Shaw April 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Denny,

    As someone who is a Christ follower and someone who believes there is an absolute moral authority, reading a story like this does not shock me anymore. Honestly, when you really come to terms with how sin has caused so much destruction in the world, reading this does not surprise me. I find it appauling (sp), but no surprises here. Maybe it’s from the reminder I got from Easter Sunday’s message at church. People think they’re not bad people. People think their sin isn’t that bad. How bad is it? Someone had to die. That’s how bad it is.

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