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Undercover Video: Underage Girls Canít Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 11/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST by Morgana

A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores.

Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan B contains very high doses of the birth control pill, which a woman needs to see a doctor to obtain, and is meant to either prevent pregnancy or stop implantation of a unique human being following conception.

Students for Life of America opposed the decision, saying it completely cut out the woman’s doctor and in the cases of minors, her parents or guardians.

In August and September, Students for Life of America went undercover in 30 Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS stores across the nation to find out what would happen when a minor, 15-year-old girl tried to purchase Sudafed, a common cold medicine, as well as “Plan B.” The undercover videos were shot in Ohio, South Carolina, and Arizona.

At each store, the 15-year-old girl was legally unable to purchase Sudafed because of her age but was able to purchase “Plan B.”

At two stores in Arizona and South Carolina, the minor’s mother returned the package of “Plan B” and asked the clerk as to why her daughter could purchase a birth control drug but not a cold medicine. In South Carolina, the pharmacist told the mother that she, “almost refused the sale” because she was uncomfortable selling “Plan B” to the minor.

“In efforts to supposedly ‘help women’ and give them ‘access’, the abortion industry and their leaders at Planned Parenthood, have completely disregarded a woman’s health in the process,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Young girls are able to purchase an abortion-inducing drug without their parents’ permission but aren’t able to buy cold medicine. The logic makes zero sense.”

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Hawkins told LifeNews that the release of this, and other videos to come, is the first step in launching SFLA’s Expose Plan B Project, which aims to create and pass legislation on both the national and state levels that will put into place common-sense restrictions of Plan B, like preventing the sale of the drug to minors without parental consent and allowing drug store employees to refuse to sell the drug if their conscience dictates.

She told LifeNews that her group has also asked supporters to sign a petition that calls on Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid to stop selling Plan B until common-sense regulations can ensure the rights of parents and the safety of minors are protected.

“While the sale of Plan B is legal, it is in no way safe or controlled as it takes the parent and doctor out of the young girl’s healthcare choices,” said Hawkins. “This legislation will aim to control the sale of the drug as well as provide conscience protections to those employees who have moral objections.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mDs_CPIKo&feature=player_embedded


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; contraception; culturewars; levonorgestrel; planb; proaborts; prolife; teens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mDs_CPIKo&feature=player_embedded
1 posted on 11/12/2013 2:34:00 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Why is this “undercover”? Isn’t this exactly what the law allows?


2 posted on 11/12/2013 2:38:32 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: zot; NYer; Interesting Times; Salvation; markomalley

Yep, Dems want to make sure that Abortion is available to every female, no matter what age. I’m guessing that an ID isn’t also required as that would be considered “racist.”


3 posted on 11/12/2013 2:41:03 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Morgana

In most places you don’t have to show identification to vote, but you have to hand over your driver license to buy Sudafed.


4 posted on 11/12/2013 2:46:10 PM PST by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: Morgana

Home viewing bookmark.


5 posted on 11/12/2013 3:33:06 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Morgana

“Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if [sic] statutory rape,...”

For 15-year-old boys?


6 posted on 11/12/2013 3:35:09 PM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Peet

Sure, charge them both. More people in the legal system equals more work for lawyers. Lawyer legislators are great at passing laws, and laws are employment programs for lawyers.


7 posted on 11/12/2013 3:45:51 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Morgana

A total of 193 drugs (701 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Plan B (levonorgestrel). 13 major drug interactions (37 brand and generic names)
157 moderate drug interactions (603 brand and generic names)
23 minor drug interactions (61 brand and generic names)

http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/levonorgestrel,plan-b.html


8 posted on 11/12/2013 3:50:49 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: outofsalt

As opposed to aspirin.

A total of 470 drugs (1954 brand and generic names) are known to interact with aspirin.
76 major drug interactions (326 brand and generic names)
321 moderate drug interactions (1310 brand and generic names)
73 minor drug interactions (318 brand and generic names)

http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/aspirin.html


9 posted on 11/12/2013 5:43:57 PM PST by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: Morgana
...and the beat goes on...

FMCDH(BITS)

10 posted on 11/12/2013 5:44:56 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Morgana

Well as Mayor Bloomberg said..

You can have all the plan B you want kid, just don’t wash it down with a big soda or smoke a cig after sex.


11 posted on 11/12/2013 5:48:17 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's 3rd term: squaw Warren? Lord help us!)
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To: Morgana

The article’s title is misleading. Underage girls can certainly buy Sudafed. The girls in the video were only denied Sudafed because they would not present a valid ID (a school ID with photo would have been sufficient). In fact, every single person in the U.S., young and old, needs to present valid ID in order to buy Sudafed.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 5:50:42 PM PST by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: GreyFriar

What does the morning after pill have to do with abortion?


13 posted on 11/12/2013 6:39:28 PM PST by ozidar
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To: ozidar

Lots


14 posted on 11/12/2013 6:42:23 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ConstantSkeptic

Nice try.

A 15 yr old girl cannot get her ears pierced, but she can have a surgical procedure performed that will end child’s life, and very potentially endanger her own.


15 posted on 11/12/2013 6:45:32 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: ConstantSkeptic

Oops.

I meant to say, “.... that will end HER child’s life....”


16 posted on 11/12/2013 6:47:03 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: GreyFriar

According to the RAT party and the enemy media, anyone who opposes abortion at any age is “waging war against women.”


17 posted on 11/12/2013 8:18:12 PM PST by zot
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To: ozidar

It causes a fertlized egg to be eliminated from the body.


18 posted on 11/13/2013 5:59:31 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ozidar

Because that’s how it works. It’s an abortifacient.


19 posted on 11/13/2013 6:03:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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