posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:40 AM
Romeo and Juliet were 13 years old.
Catharine of Aragon married Henry VII's older brother Arthur when she was 15. After Arthur died, Henry VII married her when he was 17.
Carrie Butler, the African-American housekeeper at the Thurmond family estate, was 16 when she had an affair with her boss's son, Strom.
Mary was about 13 or 14 when her virgin birth occured.
The point is, teenagers have sex. They will always have sex. It is unrealistic to believe that there is a way to change behavior that has been
occurring since the dawn of man. I think it is safe to say that mating is biologically programmed
Not all teens give in to hormones and many that do use contraception or are just lucky. But for those that aren't, Plan B makes a lot more sense
than an abortion. I don't understand the logic behind the religious zealots that are blocking approval. These kids are going to have sex
anyway--would they rather they have abortions? Or do they expect that they are going to be able to convince them to stop having sex? I think that we
now know that over 90% of the time "true love" doesn't even wait for senior prom, much less marriage.
I think that many of these people forget that it's not like taking Plan B is a picnic--the vomiting, bleeding and cramps that accompany taking
emergency contraception aren't exactly preferable to using a condom. I doubt that most people want to repeat that experience often.
And for those of us who aren't in our teens, there is no reason why this shouldn't be available immediately OTC for those above the age of 18.