the FDA has now decided to allow people who are 17 years of age or older to buy the the over the counter day after pill.They feel that 17 year olds should be given the same Rights as adults.The fact that a 17 year old is not a legal adult does not seem to matter.
In case you do not understand this morning after pill let me try to explain and forgive me if I'm wrong on my explanation but here goes.The morning/day after pill,as the name implies is taken the next morning after having intercourse when a perceived pregnancy may have occurred,it is really not one pill but several pills taken over a course of time.Its purpose is to not allow the fertilized egg to implant into the uterine lining thus not allowing pregnancy,the egg is passed through the body.
Many religious groups consider this to be an abortion because they believe in the concept of life from conception to death,from the womb to the tomb.
The fact that they now want to allow 17 year olds to buy this with out consent from a parent is just another way to under mining parental authority.Being a female and understanding the girl mind I can tell you right now that these things will end up in the hands of people under the age of 17.All a 14 year old has to do is ask a 17 year old to buy it for her.How safe,I ask you,will this be for some one who is considered a preteen?
Most medications when given to a child,have to be converted by body weight in order to be safe,then the doses have to be adjusted.How long do you think it will be before a preteen is injured or dies because of their immature body and chemistry make up?
We live in a crazy world,one that feels that children 17 year old and under have the mentality of an adult and can thus make decisions that we wont let or don't want their parents to make for them.