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In a thorough denunciation of the Bush administration, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman blasted the FDA’s handling of the issue, saying it had “repeatedly and unreasonably” delayed issuing a decision on the medication.
The morning-after pill is a source of tension for social conservatives who held great sway in the Bush administration and who believe the pill is tantamount to abortion.
There are nearly two dozen brands of pills that can be used for emergency contraception in the United States today. Plan B, which contains just the hormone progestin, is the only product specifically approved and marketed here as an emergency contraceptive pill. You can also use a different dose of a number of brands of regular birth control pills. While these are not sold specifically as emergency contraceptive pills, they have been proven safe and effective for preventing pregnancy in the few days after sex. These daily birth control pills contain two hormones, progestin and estrogen.
Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
The AOC in Canada was quite recently changed to 16 from 14, but I believe this topic is centered on the US, and in many states in the US the age of consent is 18. In most states the only exception is within a marriage that takes place between an adult and teen with parental consent. Some states have an AOC of 17, but I'm not sure if it is as young as 16 in any state.
In most US states, the legal age is 16.
All this does is enable underage prostitution.
The pill doesn't "kill" an embryo or stop the division of cells, it tricks the body into believing it is pregnant (does it not?) which would then inhibit fertilization.
Originally posted by chise61
I don't believe any judge has the right to make this kind of decision. The law states that as a parent you are responsible to take care of your children until the age of 18. Now they want to say that a 17 year old can receive this without parental permission.
In a time when all you hear about is how parents aren't doing their jobs as parents they seem to be doing all they can to make it more difficult for us to actually parent our children. More and more often it's a case of raise your children the way we (the government) see fit.