The FDA has officially declared that the Morning After pill must be sold over the counter to girls as young as 15. Hey, you ask, how can drug stores even confirm that a kid is 15, considering most people don’t have picture IDs until at least 16? Well, you see, “15” is more of an approximate suggestion than a solid limit.
In any event, now your young daughter can have sex, or be the victim of statutory rape, get pregnant, medicate herself, and you’ll never know. Gee, thanks FDA! And the Morning After pill can, of course, have serious physiological side effects, so you’ll have no knowledge of that either. I mean, why should we look out for the basic health and well being of children? Why should we strive to help parents?
So let’s look at the broader picture: Want to buy cough syrup? You gotta be 18 in many states. Want to drink a beer? Better be 21. Want to get a Tylenol from the school nurse? We’re gonna need parental approval. Need some Singulair allergy medication? Sorry, not without a prescription. You’d like to see this action movie? Hey, it’s rated R, son, you can’t get in without a parent. You’re a high school sophomore and you just got taken advantage of by the 23 year old down the street, and now you think you’re pregnant? No need to tell your parents, here, take this pill! What? Oh you want a pack of cigarettes, too? Not until you’re 18. Do your parents know you smoke?!
Oh. By the way. The Morning After pill is marketed by Teva Pharmaceutical company. They stand to make millions from this move. They also donate heavily to Democrat political campaigns. But I’m sure that has NOTHING to do with this. Nothing. Nope. Totally a separate issue.
No, this is all about protecting your daughter’s right to be sexually active without your knowledge.