posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 08:16 PM
I think the important thing is the following:
Women and young women both need a prescription for birth control. That is because there are so many kinds based on different hormonal amounts and if
you have certain medical conditions and the like you need to have that analyzed so you're put on the safest and least "reactive" one for your
Obviously, abortion is a whole other can of worms.
Plan B is a preventative measure. 18 and over you can just go get it (that is unless your local CVS or Walgreens has that crazy pharmacist who won't
do their darn job for "personal reasons").
So why make those under 18 get a prescription?
To deter them from being able to make choices about their bodies?
You only have 72 hours....to secure an appointment with your ob/gyn or go to a clinic. And during the Bush years they did everything to cut access to
Planned Parenthood, etc....so....
It becomes very difficult to achieve. It can be embarassing.
I agree that there are probably some teens, but also WOMEN who are not privy to this rule, who use it continuously as a means of actual birth
Regardless of age, they're dumb.
I think the article was trying to say, for barely any reason at all, the FDA, a federal regulatory body, was in a way forced and coerced to make this
rule with no scientific evidence to do so.
That is not how the FDA should operate- it should not operate with any ideological beliefs behind its science. It should be immune from politics as a