Women may buy the morning-after pill without a prescription - but only with proof they're 18 or older, federal health officials ruled Thursday, capping a contentious three-year effort to ease access to the emergency contraceptive.
There is something for everyone here. For liberals that love the idea of unrestrained sexuality, there is now one more barrier between you and a potential
child liability. Ironically, there are even more reasons for conservatives to applaud this decision. One, there is a possibility that this drug could lower the amount of abortions in this country. Draconian Republicans like me don’t care about abortion though. We are more concerned about the effects of abortion on society: namely, the Roe Effect. It is the idea that abortion will only make
We base this on two assumptions. First, that liberal and Democratic women are more likely to have abortions. Second, that children's political views tend to reflect those of their parents--not exactly, of course, and not in every case, but on average. Thus abortion depletes the next generation of liberals and eventually makes the population more conservative. We call this the Roe effect, after Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court's 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion.
Exterminating liberals aside, I’m not sure Plan B will live up to expectations.
The compromise decision is a partial victory for women's advocacy and medical groups that say eliminating sales restrictions could cut in half the nation's 3 million annual unplanned pregnancies.
Didn’t they say that about the pill when it first came out? Regardless of whether or not these claims pan out, I still don’t really care about this issue. I don’t care because I don’t think it will make a difference, and here is why.
Plan B can only be used by three types of people.
Porn star and childless, Jenna Jameson is a good example of of Type 1
Type A's are sexually active and use contraception religiously, but they decide not to have kids, and don't. Some people act as if this is almost impossible without Plan B.
If you go to the Plan B website, they talk about Plan B as if responsible people use it.
Things do not always go as planned. You might have forgotten to take your pill, or another birth control method you used might have failed, like your condom broke. Now you have a second chance to prevent pregnancy with Plan B®.
This makes it sound as if all unwanted pregnancies are a result of failed contraception. If this is true, then the liberal argument that we need to teach people about contraception has just been proven wrong. Of course, I do not think this is true. They act as if most unwanted pregnancies happen to responsible people that are practicing safe sex. Most unwanted pregnancies occur to people who are irresponsible. My point is, people who use contraception will not have to use Plan B. So type 1 will not be affected by newfound accessibility of Plan B.
These people may be cute, but there isn't a lot going on upstairs
Type 2's, essentially, are people with the decision making ability of a monkey. These are people who are unable to control sexual urges enough to stop to put on a condom. If they can’t wait 10 seconds to put on a condom, how will they be able to focus their attention enough to drive to the local pharmacy to pick up Plan B? The answer is, they won’t. These people will resort to abortions after waiting weeks on their ass and hoping to God that they aren’t pregnant, or they may just be too lazy to get an abortion at all, and will end up of the welfare payroll. These people will not be helped by the availability of Plan B. In fact, these are the types of people that hear that Plan B exists, and become more promiscuous because they feel safer, but will never bother to read about it or use it.
Somewhere between a monkey, and a responsible person, Type 3's are a hybrid of types 1 & 2. They are people that use contraception most of the time, but have forgetful minds. They are also the few individuals whose contraception actually fails. People like this can do one of many things.
Use Plan B
Have the baby
Type 3's may use Plan B, or they may opt for other options. It is impossible to say.
It is presumptuous to say that US will cut pregnancies in half with Plan B as an over-the-counter drug. In order to believe that is possible, you have to assume that very irresponsible people are one day going to become very responsible. My faith in people is not that great, but for the sake of