Thursday 31 August 2006 - Filed under Journal
PZ Myers does a better job than I ever could of explaining Plan B. Still, I will try to add my own twisted logic to the debate.
Plan B is not an abortion pill. It is a contraceptive, like a condom. It does not interfere with a fertilized egg in any way, if the woman who takes it is already pregnant. If she is not pregnant, it prevents her from getting pregnant.
So it is, in my mind, impossible to construe Plan B as something immoral. As such, it makes no sense that lame pharmacists would have any reason to have moral qualms about giving it to women that request it.
I also think the artificial age limit is ridiculous as well. If a 16-year old girl is afraid she might get pregnant and she doesn’t want to be pregnant, let’s make sure she can remain not-pregnant. You Christians can get right off your moral high-horse about how she shouldn’t have had sex if she didn’t want to get pregnant. That people, including very young adults, have sex is a fact and no amount of praying or illogical legislation is going to change that.
Rational Right Wingers should have no problem with Plan B. The fact that the FDA held this up because of the religious views of the far right is fucking insane. The FDA has no responsibility to enforce ANY ideology except that of science-based public health. Plan B is extremely safe, it does not weigh in on either side of the abortion debate, it helps prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions and it is nuts that the religious right doesn’t understand any of this.
2006-08-31 » lolife