Over-the-Counter Plan B Sparks Medical Conversation

This week, a federal judge ruled the Morning-After Pill, also known as Plan B, could be available to anyone - even teenagers - no questions asked. Full Story
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yeah right

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Apr 8, 2013
I dont believe this thing works anyway.
Jose Santchez

Barboursville, VA

#2 Apr 8, 2013
Really?
Sandy

Newport News, VA

#3 Apr 8, 2013
yeah right wrote:
I dont believe this thing works anyway.
So, what you're saying is you don't believe regular birth control works either? Because that's exactly what Plan-B is, just in a much higher dose.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 8, 2013
Well, another nail in the coffin for parental rights.

This is really a lot like the "don't forget to have your pets spayed and neutered" ideology. We have the technology, we cannot prevent them from having sex, so let's use that technology to make sure there are not too many litters of pups running around.

What the NOW (the NAGs) are saying is that since girls can have sex, cut the parents out of the equation. It kind of reduces girls to the level of animals who cannot control their actions; you know, it's instinct. Well, thanks for the vote of confidence!

And this is good for a society?

R.I.P.: Ray Walston
Huh

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Apr 8, 2013
This is so typical of our society today. There is no concern about the children. Yes, teenagers are children. They are NOT wise enough to make decisions like this without parental guidance. It sounds to me like it is, once again, all about how to make more money. I don't believe in the PlanB pill. I believe life begins at conception and I think this is an enourmously dangerous decision. We are talking about the health (physical,mental and spiritual) of our children. They have too much to have to deal with as it is. Stupid, stupid decision.
twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 8, 2013
Forget the moral issues. Forget the social issues. Forget the political issues. The only thing to consider is the medical issue, and the reality is that this drug can have significant side effects and be dangerous to the woman. The health of the patient trumps all other issues, and this medication should only be taken under the advice of a MD. For crying out loud, a 17 yo isn't allowed to consume alcohol, open a checking account, vote, or ride the school bus on a field trip independently, and yet they should be allowed to take this drug without parental or medical advice?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Apr 8, 2013
No such thing as 0 population growth, wonder why?
Zoom

Ruckersville, VA

#8 Apr 8, 2013
It can't be looked at from only a stable well-adjusted family perspective. Sometimes the parents are the problem. Or the parents are nonexistent in the teenagers life. That is the reality that many kids today face. Don't be so quick to judge what you don't understand.
RandomThoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#9 Apr 8, 2013
twinmom wrote:
Forget the moral issues. Forget the social issues. Forget the political issues. The only thing to consider is the medical issue, and the reality is that this drug can have significant side effects and be dangerous to the woman. The health of the patient trumps all other issues, and this medication should only be taken under the advice of a MD. For crying out loud, a 17 yo isn't allowed to consume alcohol, open a checking account, vote, or ride the school bus on a field trip independently, and yet they should be allowed to take this drug without parental or medical advice?
Some kids don't have parents to talk to , or parents worth talking to, or the money for medical treatment .

What are they to do ?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Apr 9, 2013
wow, y'all think all the conserivards would be all for planned social cost containment
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plan B, the ultimate tool for personal responsibility
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Apr 9, 2013
sorry, conservitards (aka RTL'atards)
Sick of busybodies

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Apr 9, 2013
You do what you think is best for your kids and I will do what I think is best for mine. You think your teen hasn't had sex? Yeah right, if they are girls and haven't gotten pg, they are just lucky and their time hasn't run out yet. You're a guy? Worry about your own reproductive rights and keep your concerns about women's reproductive rights to yourself. And all you self righteous women who want to control the reproductive rights of all women? MYOB!!!! There are drinks in grocery stores with more dangerous side affects than this drug that are consumed every day.
I give up

Buckingham, VA

#13 Apr 9, 2013
Pediatricians approve this?!
QUESTION THEM. They were founded by big pharma and they want YOU to pump your kid full of up to 315 pathigens by age 2.
WAKE UP PEOPLE.
Stop wishing your rights away "well, I trust the doctor" "well, I trust the teacher" "well, I trust my politician".
WAKE UP AND THINK. Question.

What's wrong with questioning? If you know you're correct, at least you're having fun reading proof of your opinion!

RIP Morons
I give up

Buckingham, VA

#14 Apr 9, 2013
RandomThoughts wrote:
<quoted text>Some kids don't have parents to talk to , or parents worth talking to, or the money for medical treatment .
What are they to do ?
Zip up their fly or close their legs.

I don't have a million dollars, so I'm not going to spend $500k on handbags and dining out. Too bad, so sad. That's life.

Somehow, my generation managed to keep our legs closed.
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#15 Apr 9, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
Well, another nail in the coffin for parental rights.
This is really a lot like the "don't forget to have your pets spayed and neutered" ideology. We have the technology, we cannot prevent them from having sex, so let's use that technology to make sure there are not too many litters of pups running around.
What the NOW (the NAGs) are saying is that since girls can have sex, cut the parents out of the equation. It kind of reduces girls to the level of animals who cannot control their actions; you know, it's instinct. Well, thanks for the vote of confidence!
And this is good for a society?
R.I.P.: Ray Walston
Is babies having babies IS good for society? Just because girls have a choice doesn't mean they can't control their actions. That's just absurd.
Child of a teen mom

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Apr 9, 2013
I give up wrote:
<quoted text>
Zip up their fly or close their legs.
I don't have a million dollars, so I'm not going to spend $500k on handbags and dining out. Too bad, so sad. That's life.
Somehow, my generation managed to keep our legs closed.
Really? What generation are you talking about? I am the adult child of a teen mom and dad. My parents are currently 70 and 68. My husbands mother and father eloped because she was pregnant. She had a miscarriage of that pregnancy. They are now 77 and 76. Teen pregnancy has been around as long as people have roamed the earth. What I don't understand from people like you is why you think teenagers who do have sex should have to have an unwanted pregnancy. This is birth control, not abortion. It's preventing unwanted pregnancy. It's also far safer to use Plan B than to become pregnant.
RandomThoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#17 Apr 9, 2013
I give up wrote:
<quoted text>
Zip up their fly or close their legs.
I don't have a million dollars, so I'm not going to spend $500k on handbags and dining out. Too bad, so sad. That's life.
Somehow, my generation managed to keep our legs closed.
Your generation ? We have one of the lowest birth rates in decades.

Your generation LIES about their past , parents lie and expect more from their children than they gave their own parents . Some parents never even discus sex with their children much less responsible safe practice .

YOU LIE and your kids fear coming to talk to you .

Get off your high horse , sex is part of life . Lying about it makes it worse and puts kids in frightning situations they are not ready to handle.
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#18 Apr 9, 2013
I give up wrote:
<quoted text>
Zip up their fly or close their legs.
I don't have a million dollars, so I'm not going to spend $500k on handbags and dining out. Too bad, so sad. That's life.
Somehow, my generation managed to keep our legs closed.
How delusional are you? You really think your generation didn't have teen pregnancies? They did - it just wasn't talked about.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Apr 9, 2013
Sick of busybodies wrote:
You do what you think is best for your kids and I will do what I think is best for mine. You think your teen hasn't had sex? Yeah right, if they are girls and haven't gotten pg, they are just lucky and their time hasn't run out yet. You're a guy? Worry about your own reproductive rights and keep your concerns about women's reproductive rights to yourself. And all you self righteous women who want to control the reproductive rights of all women? MYOB!!!! There are drinks in grocery stores with more dangerous side affects than this drug that are consumed every day.
Honey, what do you mean by "reproductive rights"? This drug stops a possible fertilzation, it doesn't do anything for reproduction except stop it. You're confusing your terms...this drug is for the rights of children to have sex and then get a powerful drug to pop in them so they don't have to deal with the consequences of their actions. Hey, but it makes it easier for all, doesn't it?

Glad to hear your cynical views of teenagers, sweetheart. You just cement my point that we are treating them--from the time they are 10 or 11--like animals who cannot control anything. Well, raise and treat them like animals and they will act that way.

And, baby, maybe you read too much "Women: Our Bodies, Ourselves" whilst you were burning your bra. You should have read Strunk's "Elements of Style" and played Scrabble instead of playing hide the anonymous salami in the back seat of numerous American Motors cheap cars. It's side "effects"; not side "affects," hot thing.

R.I.P.: The Great Lady Margaret Thacher
I give up

Buckingham, VA

#20 Apr 9, 2013
/sarcasm. Look up the word.

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