Your thoughts on easier access to the morning-after pill?

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    Re: Your thoughts on easier access to the morning-after pill?

    None of you actually thinks the morning after pill kills babies, right?

     
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    In response to poppy609's comment:

     

    None of you actually thinks the morning after pill kills babies, right?

     



    The seemingly nonsensical arguement that it can function like an abortion pill is due to the fact that you can take the pill up to 72 hours after sex as per the directions.  That allows for a chance that the egg got fertilized and taking the pill will keep it from getting implanted because of the lining of the uterus becoming inhospitable due to the pill.  So, if you consider an unimplanted zygote a baby, there's the argument.

     

     
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    Have any of you taken the morning after pill? I haven't.  But, from what I have read about it, it's not something that anyone would want or choose to take due to it's terrible and long lasting side effects.  Likening it to a "tic tac" is really not a good comparison, IMO. 

     
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    I've taken it, and it wasn't any big deal - gave me period like cramps and messed up your monthly timing for a cycle or two.  I can definitely see girls using them instead of condoms.

     
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    deleted, I no longer care to participate in this discussion.

     
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    It's a 2-pill deal today; I guess it would affect different people differently like any drug.  This is such a no-brainer; I just don't understand why it's even being considered to be OTC for underage girls.

     
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    I think 14 is too you young. At 14 (in this state) that person is not able to agree to having sex. At 16 a girl can (as long as boy is same age). I believe at 16 a girl can get birth control pills without a parent's knowledge.

    But do I think a 16 year old is too young for that much hormone? Yes I do. 

     
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    In response to tahos' comment:

    Lets provide 12-year olds with the means to slaughter babies, but we need to have restrictions in place that make it expensive and difficult to purchase a firearm. 

    Those of you who have no regard for human life before birth will think the statement above is ridiculous and oppressive. everyone else will understand the connotation and hypocrisy of our society. 




    Why would you suggest that 12 year olds are "slaughtering babies"?  Do you even know what emergency contraception is?!!!  It is a pregnancy PREVENTATIVE.  If you're already pregnant it does nothing for you or to you.  I come back to why would you even suggest that 12 year olds are slaughtering babies? 

     
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    Have any of you taken the morning after pill? I haven't.  But, from what I have read about it, it's not something that anyone would want or choose to take due to it's terrible and long lasting side effects.  Likening it to a "tic tac" is really not a good comparison, IMO. 




    Can you list ANY terrible and long lasting side effects?  And please reference credible sources. 

     
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    This thread is the most depressing thing I've seen in ages. I have no comments on the morning after pill, but I must say I find it astounding that people talk so matter of factly about children having sex as if it's completely normal behavior. And it is twisted that the school nurse can't give your kid an aspirin or Tylenol without your consent, but they can get contraceptives with no questions asked.

    I was shocked the other day to hear a woman on MSNBC saying that we have to get beyond this provincial notion that children belong to their parents. She said children belong to the community. That's a major tenet of communism and socialism and a scary thought. I didn't have my kids so some wack job stranger could decide what's best for them. Of course when they misbehave people always say "where are the parents"? Well, you can't have it both ways.

     
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    I completely agree with you Misslily! And it's not only in regards to our children that the government is trying to take away our ability to make decisions. I feel that some of my decisions regarding my own body and health have been altered with new legislation and bans on availability of different drugs, foods and beverages. Scary times indeed.

     
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    Honestly, I think that a pregnancy for a 14 yo and any child that resulted from that pregnancy is a much worse long lasting side effect for the mother than any potential physical one that she might temporarily experience from a drug.

     
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    User-40, I just meant that the drug causes discomfort, cramping and messes up your period for a few months. Of course the pills side effects aren't long lasting and terrible In a dramatic sense.   I meant my comment to be in response to another poster who said they feared teenagers would be "popping pills like tic tacs" every time they had unprotected sex. I felt that statement was a bit much as the pill is a drug and causes unpleasant side effects that certainly would be compounded if an individual ingested over and over again like a tic tac. 

    ALF - I totally agree that a baby is the ultimate long lasting side effect to unprotected sex and I think your analysis of (generally) no age limits on FDA approved drugs is spot on.  

     
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    If you're old enough to get pregnant, you should be old enough to get unpregnant if you choose to.

    It's no one else's business.

    Not every teenager has supportive, communicative parents who can provide her with stability, confidence, and guidance.  For the 90% who don't, they should have access to the morning-after pill.

     

     
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    I have taught children who parents had them very young. Most (not all) don't have a prayer.  I think the kids who are having sex so young are doing itfor other reasons then having a pill available to them. 

     
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    Plan B for anyone signals the end of morality.  The value of delayed gratification is gone.  I wouldn't be surprised, if in a few years that Plan B is found to have very harmful side effects.  Peter Guild, St. Joseph's Parish, Quincy, MA.

     
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    A fertilized egg represents the creation of a human life. Destroying a fertilized egg is destroying a human life.  Science can euphemize it with specific terms, but it is still homicide. Take all religion and spirtuality out of the discussion and you are still left with one undeniable fact. Abortions kill.

    Dehumanizing the terms just makes people feel more comfortable with what they are doing. 

     

    Personally, I don't care. It's presumptious of me to have an opinion because I'm not a woman and therefore I'll never have to make the choice.

    However, I don't need to take an objective view of the subject. Let's just be honest with what occurs. Woman who have abortions kill their baby. Plain and simple.  It's just not referred to as that, medically, because it's hard to reconcile.

    Again, I'm not judging. In this country an abortion is legal. Woman deserve to be able to make that choice.  Just don't beat around the bush with the terms. Recognize that is termination and what exactly that means.

     

     

     
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    Re: Your thoughts on easier access to the morning-after pill?

    Let's provide young women that are victims of familial abuse and molestation, and have parents or guardians that they are unable to communicate with, the means to care for themselves and preserve themselves from forcible motherhood.


    A slightly different (and perhaps more realistic) interpretation of universal access to the morning-after pill, no?



     
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