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  •  First things FIRST. (1+ / 0-)
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    And the very first thing should be making sure that girls who are too young to bear or care for children do not get pregnant!

    Plan B works in a very, very short 72-hour window - and the longer the runaround necessary to get it, the less likely it will work.

    Limiting access to Plan B does not solve ANY of the problems you are so, so, so deeply concerned about - it just adds a whole shitload more of them.

    Mundus vult decipi, decipiatur

    by TheOtherMaven on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:48:17 PM PST

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    •  I'm not talking about limiting access (1+ / 0-)
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      In fact, all my comments point to your "FIRST" comment which is making sure that girls do not get pregnant. That usually means parents or guardians who are involved in their children's lives (not smothering or hovering), have provided healthy outlets for their young daughters and sons that would steer them away from risky behaviors/activities, and who have taken the time to educate their daughters and sons about sexual activities, risks, consequences and responsibilies. Failing any of that, the child might wind up in a plan B situation - which indicates a need for adult supervision that was lacking in the first place. Hence the prescription meds, which implies medical care, adult supervison, and social services where necessary.

      Plan B is accessible with a prescription, and the only people who are "protected" when it's OTC for underaged children are the neglectful parents who get to remain clueless and unaccountable while the child is having sex, and the incest and rape perpetrators who can continue their activities relatively undiscovered.

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