To a 16-year-old girl who wants to buy Plan B-One over the counter:
Someone in the Obama administration youâ€™ve probably never even heard of made an unprecedented decision concerning you last week.
U.S. Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius decided that Plan B One-Step, which you probably know as the â€œmorning after pill,â€ should not be available to you without a doctorâ€™s prescription. Scientists in the Food and Drug Administration spent 10 months poring over charts, figures and studies about the drug, and they decided itâ€™s safe â€œfor all females of child-bearing potential.â€
I want you to note that the FDA said the morning after pill is safe for all females, not all women. Youâ€™ve been female since before you were born, but youâ€™re not a woman yet. (Read the rest at The Courier-Journal)