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.
I’m sick of this “reproductive rights” crap. So, a 10 year old has reproductive rights? How about a 5 year old? Where does it end? These people are sick and perverted.
Can’t get asthma medicine without a prescription. Even the Republicans can’t get on board to make asthma inhalers available and yet this is okay? WTF.
It pisses me off - I almost died once were it not for a guy at camp having one and now besides costing a lot a person would have to go to the ER if they could not wait and jump through the hoops of doctors visits and a couple of hundred bucks for what should be 10 to 20 dollars.
This medicine is fire in the hands of children. They can't figure out how to use a condom yet they're going to follow label directions? It won't work if you're already pregnant, but do you think girls won't try to make it work, even taking extra? Girls are going to die because of this, and it will be covered up like the link between abortion and breast cancer is. Because preventing a woman from being punished with a baby is tantamount in this sick culture.
the pills are for when the 11 year old starts having periods. A good child molester (ie left winger) prepares years in advance.
Someone could start buying up all of the supply and dumping it in . . . The Potomac.
At least they have to buy them, he could have ordered the schools to dispense them for free!
This was my first thought also. Who the heck would be dumb enough to even carry this product for sale? Any major grocery store chain or even pharmacy would be nuts to have it on the shelf.
This I think will be the lefts unintended consequences. Soon You won't be able to find these pills for sale no matter how old you are.
When they first said age "15" my thought was the same. What store would carry it because how could a 15 year old prove they were 15 and legal to buy and not 14 or 13? They don't have a drivers license or ID. The obvious answer was the store would not risk carrying the product in the first place.
Why does an underage girl have “reproductive” rights but she doesn’t have the right to carry a few tylenol and take them if she gets a headache? Why doesn’t she have the right to take herself to a doctor and get immunized? If she needs surgery why doesn’t she have the right to give her own consent? If she wants to put cigarette smoke in her lungs it’s against the law but if she wants to have a man put a suction device up her vagina and suck apart an unborn baby that’s okay and if she wants to dump a bunch of hormones into her system well then the parents don’t need to know about that either.
...which is what Hussein & Hitlery & Holder wanted all along.
Infanticide: a sacarament to the left.
Somebody has to be liable/responsible. These girls are not legally able to even consent to the sex they need the “emergency contraception” for; how is the law going to make them legally responsible for life-ending drugs that are out on the shelf for them to take?
If these girls have a right to “emergency contraception”, then why don’t I have a right to self-medicate diabetes, hypothyroidism, cholesterol, etc? Why can prescriptions be required on ANYTHING? The right to abort is more important than the right to have stable blood sugars?
Thanks texas booster.
The ugly little secret is that many young girls at the ages of 11-12-13 are not promiscuous, but rather rape victims from members of their immediate family (read Uncles, brothers, or father figures in the home).
“Ladies” had better check what’s in their drinks.
If HHS (what an oxymoron!) doesn't force it on schools as part of the Obamacare package, look for a gov’t funded NGO to sue to recover this lost right.
It's fer the chillun’ ya’know.
It allows a 21st century version of the castradi to be manufactured with less gore for the “owner”.
Looks like Beiber won't be the last kid to delay puberty for years in support of a Hollywierd/music career ...
Actually, that would make a decent screenplay - about a young coming of age boy who wants a girlfriend and dreams of one day being free of Big Studios.
Probably too far out for the music and acting crowd ...
Reproductive rights should mean that everybody has the right to reproduce. How can a pre-menstrual girl be given "reproductive rights?".
These pills, for older girls/women aren't about reproductive rights. They're about the right to destroy life. (ahhh....the mess carefully chosen language can make of the thought process)
To answer the rhetorical question: Postmodern Relativism, there is no absolute or consistent moral stake in the ground. Your theme revolves around the idea of “freedom”, that is your reference. You can no more understand the postmodern mindset than you can the schizophrenic thought process. They are the same.
The feminazis have always said it was THEIR body and they should be able to do what they want with it. Drugs, booze, prostitution, you name it.
Go for it ladies, see how that all works out fer ya.
I had intended it to classify this provision of the morning after pill to be a dark joke. It was equally as absurd as a four year old walking into a bar. There had to be a punch line following.
I think yours is decent enough.
So a four year old girl walks into a bar.
The bartender says, sorry sweetie, there’s nothing for you here.
At the end of the bar a federal marshal stands up with a badge and says, give the little lady whatever she wants.
If she wants, she can come sit with me.
I like little girls, and I have some toys at home she’s gonna love.
They say with a corrupt mind they can do whatever to THEIR body. So they can kill and rip apart what they don't want in their body and need a man to do it while hoping they don't die because that would be a terrible thing to them. Warped thinking to say the very least. It's demonic - as 'Satan has come to kill, rob and destroy'.
I took it as that. And there is no reason that 'any age' can have access to the pill - that it won't lead to the 4 yr old in a bar - it's just as dark. We can laugh about a 4 year old walking into a bar now. With liberals it's always one drop at a time to get others to accept it and then each time move on to the next law from the pit. Whatever destroys - there is no bounds for evil sake.
Just another incremental step in the Left’s/Democrat Socialist Party’s goal to transfer control of the family to the government. The steps are coming closer and closer together ...
Yeah and she can’t even buy a big gulp, either. Or salt her French fires. But morning after pills ? no problem !
We already know that Obama promotes murder by abortion. And now it’s on record that Obama could care less if he puts these *children* at risk of this potentially very dangerous drug.
“...At home and abroad, the abortion, family planning, and population control groups which seek to promote MAP ignore the scientifically-proven risks of levonorgestrel (the sole active ingredient of Plan B MAP). 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,4 increased risk of ectopic pregnancy5 and death. In some women, these serious adverse effects of levonorgestrel-type MAP could lead to further health risks for bulimia, anorexia, or clinical depression...”
“At least 23 Canadian deaths linked to contraceptive”
I agree with your take on it.