Published: Friday, May 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
"Korman has ordered the Obama administration to make so-called morning-after
pills......, available over the counter, without a prescription and without any
age barriers."Please all. Read this sentence before you place
blame on Obama. (although, I am confident that it wont stop many)
Facts frst:"Emergency contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy
primarily, or perhaps exclusively, by delaying or inhibiting ovulation. There is
no evidence to suggest that either of the FDA-approved emergency contraceptive
options, levonorgestrel (LNG, such as Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose,
Next Choice, and Levonorgestrel Tablets) or ulipristal acetate (UPA, such as
ella) works after an egg is fertilized. Emergency contraceptive
pills will not cause an abortion. EC is not the same as the abortion pill. There
is no point in a woman's cycle when the emergency contraceptive pills
available in the United States would end a pregnancy once it has started.
Hormonal emergency contraceptive pills don’t have any effect if you are
The left-wing apologetics will deny it, but the irrefutable truth is that the
action in regard to this pill is just the latest effort on the part of the
Obama administration to attack traditional marriage and family. This is
undeniable fact.The administration wants this pill to be pushed on
the public so that the public will believe that it can engage in wanton,
uncontrolled sex without any consequences. Indeed, one of the central claims of
leftist dogma is that sex is a purely recreational activity that should be
engaged in with any person at any time.The time has come for the
ignorant masses to awaken. The time has come to put an end to government
To oppose effective, safe, and available contraception while at the same time
bemoaning unwed mothers is to deny reality and drench yourself in hypocrisy.Do you, or do you not, want to decrease abortion rates in this
country?Make up your mind!
There's a difference between actions having negative consequences and
wanting actions to have negative consequences so you can feel morally superior.
Editorials like these come dangerously close to crossing that line.
You know DN all your religious sociolgy aside the purpose of sex..the reason it
developed, is to procreate. AS such it also developed as pleasant and
compelling emotionally to ensure it's success. It's also a fact that
humans are sexually mature as early as 12 or 13. Thoughts and urges to be
sexually active at 15 are just biology. They are not evil or temptations from
the devil. In fact through out most of human history humanity counted on 15 and
17 year olds to procreate the species. So if if you don't want your
teenagers to be sexually active fine, but your not just fighting a promiscious
society and culture you're fighting human nature and the consequences of a
teenager giving in to that nature may be lower grades, or self esteem etc. but
it doesn't compare to the consequence of being pregnant. Plan B is a safe
and effective way for girls who either don't share your values or who give
into nature as they were designed to, not have to be pregnant if they don't
want to be.
Re: "There is no evidence to suggest that . . . Plan B One-Step . . . works
after an egg is fertilized."Hmmmmm.I guess
that's why Plan B One Step's own propaganda, as well as the FDA
labeling, acknowledge that Plan B is designed to work in one of three ways,
prevention of ovulation, prevention of fertilization, OR prevention of the
fertilized ovum from implantation.Kinda makes you wonder what hidden
agenda one might have, who insists on denying this acknowledged truth, huh?
Studies since 2002 have said that Plan B cannot prevent implantation, and a 2005
memorandum by the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research recognized
that the pills main function was to prevent ovulation - but added that it could
not exclude the chance that it may stop implantation "in a small percentage
of women."However, a 2007 study showed that Plan B did not
prevent eggs from attaching to cells in the uterus. The eggs were collected from
a fertility clinic that would have discarded the specimens otherwise. Other
studies in 2007, 2009 and 2010 in Australia and Chile showed that the
morning-after pill was only effective in women who had not ovulated. The rate of
women of pregnancy for women who had ovulated already and used Plan B was the
same rate as people who hadn't used the pill at all.Dr.
Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, an obstetrics and gynecology professor at the
Karolinska Institute in Sweden who participated in World Health Organization
studies leading to FDA approval of the morning-after pill, told the New York
Times that the implantation explanation was included in the labels because
scientists thought it made the medication seem more effective.
One idea trumps them all: Chastity before marriage and fidelity after!
Sex is natural and enjoyable. It's time to grow up about it, and stop
dealing with it only as if it's 'dirty' or as if we're 14
year old boys.
I agree sex is natural but it doesn't mean we allow our appetites to
control us. We should wait for the proper time and the proper place with the
right person to engage in it otherwise we will end up with the negative side
effects of over indulging such as Venereal diseases, unwanted pregnancies,
abortion, emotional trauma and addiction.Time to start teaching
“Frankly, 17 is too young for over-the-counter access to a drug that would
give the illusion of sex being free of consequences.”And this
one sentence captures the entire reality-denying social conservative agenda
– it is not about reducing abortions (as this pill surely does) nor is it
about promoting individual liberty/agency (a faux concern of the Religious Right
dictated solely by their politically expedient marriage with Libertarians). It is simply about imposing their moral values on others and making the
consequences of not adhering to those values as high as possible. This is
readily apparent when you examine their views on everything from economic policy
to AIDS research.This is fine in and of itself… I just wish
they would be honest about it and keep the debate in the domain of moral values
(and the basis for those values). But of course doing so would expose the layers
of hypocrisy and religious precepts disguised as morality (e.g., sex is
“dirty”), so instead we’ll continue to get mostly smoke and
Trans-fats and soda pop are banned from our schools because we are told that
they are unhealthy for kids to consume. They probably are. But it is perfectly
fine for our young teenage girls to take heaping doses of hormones to prevent
them from getting pregnant because we can't convince them that it is better
to wait until they are in a committed relationship before they have sex. To me
the issue here is as much about sexual behavior as it is about the long term
health of our daughters. When the drug companies tell me not to worry, that all
is well and there are no long term side effects, excuse me if I politely clearly
me throat and say, "Ahem, hold on just a doggone minute." Whatever
happened to the liberal mistrust of big pharmaceuticals?
No one is arguing that engaging in the acts that require emergency contraception
is "healthy"And this still isn't "without"
consequences. If someone is in need of this pill, they likely didnt't use
protection.I was listening to a radio segment on the radio
yesterday, and these pills can range from $50-$100 a pop. Most 15-17 year olds
won't have that kind of money to shell out to go "all willey
nilley"Making it available over the counter almost makes it
harder to get. If it isn't a prescription, it likely will not be covered
What a strange article! It's almost as if the writer is actually hoping
that people who use this are punished by god! Shame on you folks for wishing
harm on others. Shame on you! It's time for the radical right
to turn the other cheek rather than eye for an eye. It's time to stop
judging and start serving. It is time to stop yelling and start comforting. It
is time to love both friends and enemies. It is time to see others how god sees
them, his sons and daughters. Ultimately, it is time for Christian
conservatives to stand up and actually act like their savior. Stamp out the
hatred and vitriol. Stand a bit taller! Lets go repubs! The time is yours!
"many studies that show the harmful affects of adolescent sexual activity.
"Well duh. I don't think there are many reasonable people
out there who would claim that early adolescents SHOULD be having sexual
relations.But, of course, that's not the point.Smoking is a Very Bad Idea -- but we don't deny medical treatment to
smokers.Over-eating is a Very Bad Idea -- but we don't deny
medical treatment to overweight people.We *all* want to reduce
abortions. Plan B helps to do that. We *all* want to reduce teen pregnancies.
Plan B helps to do that as well.Plan B says absolutely nothing about
the desirability of having sexually active teens. It simply helps us to deal
with the consequences when chastity efforts fail.And yes, it's
important that kids be able to get this without parental permission. Many teen girls would **never** tell their parents that they had slept with
anyone -- which just means that they would be likely to end up either getting an
abortion or becoming yet another teen mother later on. Which one is preferable
-- avoiding the pregnancy altogether, or creating the need for an abortion? The answer should be obvious.
Those of you who think that the 'chastity' group are somehow trying to
control you must have a huge ax to grind. Perhaps its your conscience, I
don't know. Although I believe in Chastity, I could care less what moral
choices you make,just so long as you don't delegate your desire to have me
pay for it to some politician, or perpetuate your 'no consequence'
attitude to the next generation of entitled government recipients.
I'm LDS. I believe in abstinence before marriage. I think that rampant
teen sexual activity is often destructive, not only individually but also for
broader society. I'm disturbed by the recreational approach to sex without
consequences that I see among Millenials and today's teens. That said, I recognize that my view is increasingly a minority one and that I
cannot compel others to hold my values. I also recognize many teenagers who
agree with my views still find themselves compromising their values because
biology is a powerful urge. I'm a realist. I don't like
the idea of teenagers using contraceptives, but I understand that many teens
will do what they do, and I'd rather they be protected if they do it.
It's preferable to compounding the emotional complexities of teen sexuality
with the even greater complexities of teen parenthood, or the difficulties of
giving a child up for adoption. It's infinitely preferable to an abortion.
@The Real Maverick – “It's time for the radical right to turn
the other cheek rather than eye for an eye.”You said what I
wanted to… only better.When it comes to the Religious Right in
this country I often wonder if the teachings of Jesus are just a smoke screen
for what they really want – a Biblical society based on the Law of Moses.
But knowing this won’t sell under any humanistic notion of morality (just
read Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy to see the Taliban-like society called
for by the OT) they have to hide this agenda in the Trojan Horse of Jesus and
his teachings on love.This might be apparent when you ask people to
associate specific words with the Religious Rights… words like:JudgmentApocalypsePunishmentInquisitionLoveWrathMoral OutrageIntoleranceSmiteOut of all
these words, which one is least likely to pop into your mind when you think of
the Religious Right… be honest.
I suppose there is some irony in posts that plead with the religious right to
stop being judgmental while simultaneously passing judgment on the religious
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