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In Response to Re: Judge Orders Morning-After Pill Available for All Ages:
Posted by alferdpacker
Arbitrarily putting restrictions on Plan B accessibility is much like doing the same for other but over-the-counter methods. But what is not being discussed is that the pill costs $50 and it isn't like going to the pharmacy and buying aspirin, etc.
Additionally if one is against it being available, perhaps it's preferable to a young teenage girl carrying it to full term, hiding the pregnancy from her parents and 'disposing' of it in a dumpster after birth, etc like has been reported occasionally in the media.
Posted by TxGrandpa2
I guess, that my posts have been taken in the wrong context. I am not prohibiting these pills being on the market at all. I think that it is a good thing to have them.
I am grateful that they exist for any of my daughters if they are in need to use them.
That is not what I was saying, I was saying that as their mother I would like to be part of their decision. If my 14 year old daughter finds herself in need of these pills, I would like to know for the sole purpose to sit down with her and discuss as to why it happened, how to avoid it in the future, and provide her with my support. Is there is anything wrong with any of that?
Posted by rker321
The decision says that she can lawfully have access to it without parental permission or the need for a prescription.
Your desire to be part of the decision making process is fine and laudable, but according to the decision by the federal judge, the law says that a girl under the age of 18 does not have to jump through any hoops to get plan B.
I always told my kids to decide what they knew they had to do, and what they knew they could live with - and then tell us, and that regardless of whether we agreed or not, we would support them in their decision.
Our middle daughter (all five girls and four boys were adopted, we had one each from a previous marriage and one bio kid between us) told us about five years later that knowing she could make up her own mind and we would support her in it was a major part of her decision not to have a relationship with a guy that ended up in prison for four killings in a drug deal gone bad. He was one of those handsome charming "bad boys" that can be sooo attractive. We weren't disappointed that she stopped dating him, but were smart enough to keep our mouths shut.