Skip to comments.Feds reversing course, will comply with order to allow girls of any age to buy morning-after pill
Posted on 06/10/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT by texas booster
The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
The Department of Justice, in the latest development in a complex back-and-forth over access to the morning-after pill, notified U.S. District Judge Edward Korman it will submit a plan for compliance. If he approves it, the department will drop its appeal of his April ruling.
According to the department's letter to the judge, the Food and Drug Administration has told the maker of the pills to submit a new drug application with proposed labeling that would permit it to be sold "without a prescription and without age or point-of-sale prescriptions." The FDA said that once it receives the application it "intends to approve it promptly." Last week, an appeals court dealt the government a setback by saying it would immediately permit unrestricted sales of the two-pill version of the emergency contraception until the appeal was decided.
That order was met with praise from advocates for girls' and women's rights and with scorn from social conservatives and other opponents, who argue the drug's availability takes away the rights of parents of girls who could get it without their permission.
Advocates for girls' and women's rights said Monday the federal government's decision to comply with the judge's ruling could be a move forward for "reproductive justice" if the FDA acts quickly and puts emergency contraception over the counter without restriction.
Annie Tummino, lead plaintiff in a lawsuit over unrestricted access to the morning-after pill and coordinator of the National Women's Liberation, said women and girls should have "the absolute right to control our bodies without having to ask a doctor or a pharmacist for permission."
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First you create rules that will not withstand any scrutiny, then you invite some pro-death libs to sue them.
The end result seemed to be planned from the outset.
Get some three year olds to buy it, shoot some video, and have fun.
So they support statutory rape? How lovely.
“The end result seemed to be planned from the outset.”
Isn’t it always?
That's what we call it when molesters can medicate away the evidence of their crime? That's what we call it when we give our little girls carcinogens to make them objects of abuse? Sick.
So a 4 year old girl walks into a bar...
The doctor or pharmacist aren't her parents nor do they put a roof over her head nor food on her plate.
Exactly! Who has the right to tell her she can’t drink? The bartender?
Question: are only females allowed to buy the pill? By what standard do they determine who’s a female? Should an individual wishing to terminate a pregnancy want to buy the pill will anyone challenge him/her?
What manner of mischief could an unwilling father-to-be get involved in if he had a supply of such pills?
That Castro fellow would have appreciated this convenience.
I guess this means that little Boys can buy it too, or is this part of Obama’s War On Men?
reproductive justice == communist manifesto planks relating to perverting americans’ judeo-christian sexual norms
free birth control for all was one, free abortions was another
So! Where is the physician to monitor her for side effects?
Seems like this would be a good reason for any store owner with integrity to simply refuse to carry the “product”.
Or for anybody with a brain. Who wants to be subject to a lawsuit when some 8-year-old dies of complications from a drug your store sold her?
Our country is run by disgusting bureaucrats who have no shame.
Besides the insanity of allowing strong hormones into a young woman's body, what is to stop any adult from forcing these on any young girl (or boy)?
Documentation shows that most of the underage girls who get abortions have a “father” that is over 21. Usually much older.
If the age / name of the father is even known ...
YES!!! They DO!!!
I am not so much worried about the parental consent as I am those who are abusing and advocating for the abuse of small girls.